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  Book Reviews Volume 5, Number 2, Autumn 2010

Helen Wood, Talking with Television: Women, Talk Shows, and Modern Self-Reflexivity, reviewed by Sherryl Wilson

Christine Becker It’s the Pictures that Got Small: Hollywood Film Stars on 1950s Television, reviewed by Su Holmes

Lez Cooke, Troy Kennedy Martin, and Sue Vice, Jack Rosenthal, reviewed by John R. Cook

David Sterritt, The Honeymooners, reviewed by Janet McCabe

Book Reviews Volume 5, Number 1, Spring 2010

Marina Krcmar, Living Without the Screen: Causes and Consequences of Life Without Television, reviewed by Elizabeth Evans

Terry Bolas, Screen Education: From Film Appreciation to Media Studies, reviewed by Christine Geraghty 

Mark Duguid, Cracker, reviewed by Lez Cooke

Book Reviews Volume 4, Number 2, Autumn 2009

Leon Hunt, The League of Gentlemen; Ina Rae Hark, Star Trek, reviewed by
Matt Hills

Nicholas Mirzoeff, Seinfeld, reviewed by David Lavery

Steven Cohan, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, reviewed by Kim Akass

Roberta Pearson, ed., Reading Lost: Perspectives on a Hit Television Show;

Rhonda V. Wilcox and Tanya R. Cochran, eds, Investigating Firefly and Serenity: Science Fiction on the Frontier, reviewed by Steven Peacock

Deborah Jermyn, Sex and the City, reviewed by Diane Negra

Stacey Abbott, Angel, reviewed by Rhonda V. Wilcox

Rebecca Feasey, Masculinity and Popular Television, reviewed by Elke Weismann

Janice Peck, The Age of Oprah: Cultural Icon for the Neoliberal Era, reviewed by
Sherryl Wilson

Karin Beeler, Seers, Witches and Psychics on Screen: An Analysis of Women Visionary Characters in Recent Television and Film, reviewed by Lorna Jowett

Su Holmes, Entertaining Television: The BBC and Popular Television Culture in the 1950s, reviewed by Tim O'Sullivan

Su Holmes, The Quiz Show, reviewed by Lisa W. Kelly

Solange Davin and Rhona Jackson, eds, Television and Criticism; Milly Buonanno,
The Age of Television: Experiences and Theories, reviewed by Janet McCabe

Book Reviews Volume 4, Number 1, Spring 2009

Milly Buonanno, Sulla scena del rimosso: Il dramma televisivo e il senso della storia, reviewed by Barbara Maio; including, an interview with Milly Buonanno

David Butler, ed, Time and Relative Dissertations in Space: Critical Perspectives on Doctor Who, reviewed by James Chapman

Dorothy Hobson, Channel 4: The Early Years and the Jeremy Isaacs Legacy; Maggie Brown, A Licence to be Different: the Story of Channel 4, reviewed by Paul Kerr

BFI TV Classics:
Anne Billson, Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Kim Newman, Doctor Who; Ben Walters, The Office; Michael Eaton, Our Friends in the North; Glen Creeber, The Singing Detective; Glyn Davis, Queer as Folk; John Caughie, Edge of Darkness, reviewed by Robin Nelson

J.P. Telotte, ed, The Essential Science Fiction Television Reader, reviewed by Matt Hills
John Ellis, TV FAQ: Uncommon Answers to Common Questions About TV, reviewed by Paul Rixon

Jonathan Gray, Television Entertainment, reviewed by Christina Adamou

Phil Wickham, Understanding Television Texts, reviewed by Simone Knox

Laura Mulvey and Jamie Sexton, eds, Experimental British Television, and Helen Wheatley, ed, Re-viewing Television History: Critical Issues in Television Historiography, reviewed by John R. Cook

Book Reviews Volume 3, Number 2, Autumn 2008

Life on Mars Symposium: A Report by Angela Karpovich and David Lavery

Lesley Henderson, Social Issues in Television Fiction, reviewed by Lez Cooke
Thomas Austin, Watching the World: Screen Documentary and Audiences, reviewed by John Corner

Rosie White, Violent Femmes:Women as Spies in Popular Culture, reviewed by Lorna Jowett

Stephen Lacey, Tony Garnett, reviewed by K.J. Shepherdson

Andy Medhurst, A National Joke: Popular Comedy and English Cultural Identities, reviewed by Phil Wickham

Kara McKechnie, Alan Bennett, reviewed by Susanna Capon

Janet McCabe and Kim Akass, eds, Quality TV: Contemporary American Television and Beyond; Robin Nelson, State of Play: Contemporary "High-End" TV Drama, reviewed by Matt Hills

Peter Goddard, John Corner and Kay Richardson, Public Issue Television: World in Action, reviewed by Patricia Holland

Rob Turnock, Television and Consumer Culture: Britain and the Transformation of Modernity, reviewed by Tim O'Sullivan

Greg M. Smith, Beautiful TV: The Art and Argument of Ally McBeal, reviewed by Janet McCabe

Book Reviews Volume 3, Number 1, Spring 2008

Julia Hallam, Lynda La Plante, reviewed by Deborah Jermyn

Stacey Abbott and Simon Brown, eds, Investigating Alias: Secrets and Spies, reviewed by Steven Peacock and Thalia Baldwin

Paul Rixon, American Television on British Screens: A Story of Cultural Interaction, reviewed by Elke Weissmann

John Tulloch, Trevor Griffiths, reviewed by Leah Horritt

Helen Wheatley, Gothic Television, reviewed by Alison Pierse

Book Reviews Volume 2, Number 2, Autumn 2007

Dana Heller, ed., Makeover Television: Realities Remodelled, reviewed by Su Holmes

Jes Battis, Investigating Farscape: Uncharted Territories of Sex and Science Fiction, reviewed by Lorna Jowett

Steven Peacock, ed., Reading 24: TV Against the Clock, reviewed by Simone Knox

Lincoln Geraghty, Living With Star Trek: American Culture and the Star Trek Universe, reviewed by Stacey Abbott

Merri Lisa Johnson, ed., Third Wave Feminism and Television: Jane Puts it in a Box, reviewed by Stacy Gillis

Book Reviews Volume 2, Number 1, Spring 2007

Deborah Jermyn, Crime Watching: Investigating Real Crime TV, reviewed by Will Brooker

Book Reviews Volume 1, Number 2, Autumn 2006

Rhonda Wilcox, Why Buffy Matters: The Art of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Lorna Jowett, Sex and the Slayer: A Gender Studies Primer for the Buffy Fan, reviewed by Stacey Abbott.

John R. Cook and Peter Wright, eds, British Science Fiction Television, reviewed by Dave Hipple.

Su Holmes, British TV and Film Culture in the 1950s: Coming to a TV Near You, reviewed by Catherine Johnson.

Jeanette Steemers, Selling Television: British Television in the Global Marketplace, reviewed by Robin Nelson.

Book Reviews Volume 1, Number 1, Spring 2006

Glen Creeber, Serial Television: Big Drama on the Small Screen, reviewed by Robin Nelson

Jason Mittell, Genre and Television: From Cop Shows to Cartoons in American Culture, reviewed by Glen Creeber

Jason Jacobs, Body Trauma TV: the New Hospital Dramas, reviewed by Adrian Page

Jonathan Bignell and Stephen Lacey, eds, Popular Television Drama: Critical Perspectives, reviewed by Marcus Free

Louise Spence, Watching Daytime Soap Operas: The Power of Pleasure, reviewed by Dorothy Hobson.



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