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Author Holmes, Su

Title The quiz show / Su Holmes
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2008


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 the relationship between quiz shows and television genre; the early broadcast history of the quiz show; questions of institutional regulation; quiz show aesthetics; the social significance of 'games'; 'ordinary' people as television performers, and questions of quiz show reception (from interactivity to on-line fandom). Key Features Represents one of few book-length studies of the quiz show Offers an accessible introduction to the genre for undergraduate students Draws upon new archival research in order to contribute to knowledge about the early history of the quiz show Demonstrates why the quiz show matters to Television Studies Brings together key approaches in the field with new interventions and areas of study (such as the quiz show in the multi-platform age, and the study of 'ordinary' people as performers)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 166-174) and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Television quiz shows.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Television -- Reference.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Television -- History & Criticism.
Television quiz shows
Genre/Form Electronic books
Television programs
Television quiz shows
Television programs.
Television quiz shows.
Émissions télévisées.
Jeux-questionnaires télévisés.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780748631575