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Author Holmes, Su.

Title The quiz show / Su Holmes
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 181 pages) : illustrations
Series TV genres
TV genres.
Contents Copyright; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Game On; 1. Genre and the Quiz Show; 2. Quiz Show Histories; 3. Quiz Show Theory: Approaching the Programme Text; 4. Knowledge in the Quiz Show; 5. The Quiz Show and 'Ordinary' People as Television Performers; 6. 'Asking the Audience': Quiz Shows and Their Viewers; Conclusion: 'Not the Final Answer . . .'; Bibliography; Index
Summary Despite its enduring popularity with both broadcasters and audiences, the quiz show has found itself marginalised in studies of popular television. This book offers a unique introduction to the study of the quiz show, while also revisiting, updating and expanding on existing quiz show scholarship. Ranging across programmes such as Double Your Money, The 64,000 Dollar Question, Twenty-One, The Price is Right, Who Wants to be a Millionaire and The Weakest Link to the controversial 'Quiz TV Call' phenomenon, the book explores programmes with a focus on question and answer. Topics covered include
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 166-174) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Television quiz shows.
Genre/Form Television programs.
Television programs.
Television quiz shows.
Television quiz shows.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0748631577 (electronic bk.)
9780748631575 (electronic bk.)