The Age of Static: How TV Explains Modern Britain

Phil Harrison


What can we learn about British life from the TV of the last two decades? This lively and wide-ranging account looks for answers on the small screen and beyond.

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You can tell a lot about British society by its television. More than any other country, Britain still gets a sense of itself from the output of its national broadcasters. So what can we learn from the TV of the last two decades? Beginning in 2000, this book explores the televisual contours of Britain, via five themed chapters: Britain s identity crisis; property and the class system; ‘banter’ and political correctness; the role of the BBC; and the impact of reality TV on politics. Over this period, Britain has become more divided, more fractious and less certain of its place in the world.

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Weight 0.257 kg
Dimensions 29.8 × 12.9 × 1.9 cm