Journals Higher Education



Published: 11 September 2003

224 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719056826

Bookseller Code (06)


Staging the real

Factual TV programming in the age of 'Big Brother'

Richard Kilborn

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Traces the evolution of the various kinds of factual entertainment programmes which have dominated TV over the past decade
  • Charts the significant changes in the broadcasting industry which have given rise to the reality TV boom
  • Relates such programmes as Big Brother to other popular TV genres and seeks to measure the cultural significance of these new formats
  • Assesses the institutional factors which have promoted the growth of new factual / documentary formats

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