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See below for a selection of the latest books from Television category. Presented with a red border are the Television books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

Love Island - On Paper The Official Love Island Guide to Grafting, Cracking on and Mugging off by ITV Ventures Limited Love Island - On Paper The Official Love Island Guide to Grafting, Cracking on and Mugging off

The official book of ITV2's summer smash-hit Love Island; an islander's guide to peacocking, fashion, grafting, cracking on and mugging off.
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/11/2017

Popular Tropes of Identity in Contemporary Russian Television and Film by Irina (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlnds) Souch Popular Tropes of Identity in Contemporary Russian Television and Film
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This book is an exploration of the changes in Russian cultural identity in the twenty years after the fall of the Soviet state. Through close readings of a select number of contemporary Russian films and television series, Irina Souch investigates...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/11/2017

Star Trek: The Book of Lists by Chip Carter Star Trek: The Book of Lists

Spanning the epic science fiction franchise's fifty-one-year history, a breathtaking collection of the most compelling Star Trek facts and trivia, including events from both on and off-screen, available in 100 concise lists.Since Gene Roddenberry's original series first aired in 1966,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2017

The Essential Fan Guide to RuPaul's Drag Race by John Davis, Libby VanderPloeg The Essential Fan Guide to RuPaul's Drag Race
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The essential guide to all the queens who have graced the stage of RuPaul's Drag Race
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2017

Television Series of the 1980s Essential Facts and Quirky Details by Vincent Terrace Television Series of the 1980s Essential Facts and Quirky Details

This book profiles characters who were featured in some of the most popular television shows of the 1980s. Each entry includes personal details that were revealed during each show's run: names, addresses, maiden names, nicknames, date of births, phone numbers,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/11/2017

Morta Las Vegas CSI and the Problem of the West by Nathaniel Lewis, Stephen Tatum Morta Las Vegas CSI and the Problem of the West
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Considers Las Vegas and the problem of regional identity in the American West through a case study of a single episode of the crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Delving deep into the interwoven events of the episode titled 4...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

The Bizarre World of Reality Television by Stuart Lenig The Bizarre World of Reality Television


Format: Hardback - Released: 28/10/2017

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - The Official Grimoire Willow Rosenberg by Andrea Robinson Buffy the Vampire Slayer - The Official Grimoire Willow Rosenberg

Every good witch has a grimoire, and Willow Rosenberg is no exception. The Official Grimoire is the first and only truly comprehensive collection of every magical moment from all seven seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, humorously narrated by beloved...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/10/2017

Doctor Who: A British Alien? by Danny Nicol Doctor Who: A British Alien?

This book argues that Doctor Who, the world's longest-running science fiction series often considered to be about distant planets and monsters, is in reality just as much about Britain and Britishness.
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/10/2017

Doctor Who: Dalek The Astounding Untold History of the Greatest Enemies of the Universe by George Mann, Justin Richards, Cavan Scott Doctor Who: Dalek The Astounding Untold History of the Greatest Enemies of the Universe
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Dalek is the never-before-told history of the Doctor's most dangerous enemies, the famous `Outer Space Robot People' of the planet Skaro - from their genesis in the thousand-year conflict between Thals and Kaleds, to their survival of the Time War...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/10/2017

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This is How We Dance Now! Performance in the Age of Bollywood and Reality Shows by Pallabi (Director and Associate Professor, Department of Music and Dance, Swarthmore College) Chakravorty This is How We Dance Now! Performance in the Age of Bollywood and Reality Shows
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This book situates Bollywood dance and dance reality shows at the center of the changing visual culture in India, and builds upon theories from the fields of anthropology, dance studies, philosophy, media studies, gender studies, and postcolonial theory to tell...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/12/2017

Contemporary British Television Drama by James Chapman Contemporary British Television Drama


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2018

Contemporary British Television Drama by James Chapman Contemporary British Television Drama


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2018

Inside Television Production From Creation to Consumption by Jane (The London Film School, UK) Roscoe Inside Television Production From Creation to Consumption
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Format: Hardback - Released: 15/01/2018

Inside Television Production From Creation to Consumption by Jane (The London Film School, UK) Roscoe Inside Television Production From Creation to Consumption
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2018

Situation Comedy, Character, and Psychoanalysis On the Couch with Lucy, Basil, and Kimmie by D. T. Klika Situation Comedy, Character, and Psychoanalysis On the Couch with Lucy, Basil, and Kimmie

Situation Comedy, Character, and Psychoanalysis puts the sitcom character on the analyst's couch and closely examines the characters of Basil Fawlty, Lucy Ricardo and Kim from Australia's Kath & Kim, in order to reveal the essential elements that must exist...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/01/2018

Once Upon a Time Lord The Myths and Stories of Doctor Who by Ivan Phillips Once Upon a Time Lord The Myths and Stories of Doctor Who

We're all stories in the end , said the Doctor in 'The Big Bang'. Stories are, fundamentally, what Doctor Who is all about.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2018

Television and Totalitarianism in Czechoslovakia From the First Democratic Republic to the Fall of Communism by Martin (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic) Stoll Television and Totalitarianism in Czechoslovakia From the First Democratic Republic to the Fall of Communism
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The story of Czechoslovak television is in many respects typical of the cultural and political development in Central Europe, behind the Iron Curtain. Martin Stoll, with unprecedented access to the Military Historical Archive in Prague, provides contextual insights into the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2018

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Opening the X-Files A Critical History of the Original Series by Darren Mooney Opening the X-Files A Critical History of the Original Series

More than 20 years after it was first broadcast, The X-Files still holds the public imagination. Covering the entire series from its debut through the second feature film, this book examines how creator Chris Carter and his team of writers...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/10/2017

S.T.A.R. Labs: Cisco Ramon's Journal by Nick Aires S.T.A.R. Labs: Cisco Ramon's Journal

Responsible for creating much of their equipment, including The Flash's speed suit, these are Cisco Ramon's confidential journal entries, covering everything from his tech designs, the villains and other heroes the team encounter, the team's personal challenges and his own...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/10/2017

Buffy the Vampire Slayer FAQ All That's Left to Know About Sunnydale's Slayer of Vampires, Demons, and Other Forces of Darkness by David Bushman, Arthur Smith Buffy the Vampire Slayer FAQ All That's Left to Know About Sunnydale's Slayer of Vampires, Demons, and Other Forces of Darkness
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All there is to know about Josh Whedon s cult classic in one compact volume!
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/10/2017

The Autobiography of Jean-Luc Picard by David A. Goodman The Autobiography of Jean-Luc Picard

The Autobiography of Jean-Luc Picard tells the story of one of the most celebrated names in Starfleet history. His extraordinary life and career makes for dramatic reading: court martials, unrequited love, his capture and torture at the hand of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/10/2017

The Walking Dead, The Official Cookbook by Lauren Wilson The Walking Dead, The Official Cookbook

The Walking Dead: The Official Cookbook details the skills and recipes you need to survive (while avoiding being eaten) during a walker apocalypse. Inspired by the hit AMC television series.
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/10/2017

Breaking Bad A Cultural History by Lara C. Stache Breaking Bad A Cultural History

This book focuses on Breaking Bad's fascinating characters and complex story lines, while also looking at how the program challenges viewers and analyzes what did and did not work. The author explores how the show grapples with themes of morality,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/10/2017

Breaking Bad 101 The Complete Critical Companion by Alan Sepinwall, Damon Lindelof Breaking Bad 101 The Complete Critical Companion
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AMC's Breaking Bad is among the most beloved, critically acclaimed American television series of our time. Created by Vince Gilligan, the series charts the transformation of high school science teacher Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston) into a cold, calculating...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2017

Mad Men Carousel (Paperback Edition) The Complete Critical Companion by Matt Zoller Seitz, Megan Abbott Mad Men Carousel (Paperback Edition) The Complete Critical Companion
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This book collects TV and movie critic Matt Zoller Seitz's celebrated Mad Men recaps-as featured on New York magazine's Vulture blog-for the first time, including never-before-published essays on the show's first three seasons.
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/10/2017

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons The Vault by Chris Bentley Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons The Vault

The 50th anniversary of Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons is celebrated in this lavish, full-colour hardback. Here is the definitive story of a television classic, told by the people who made the series and illustrated with a wealth of previously...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2017

Slayers and Vampires The Complete Uncensored, Unauthorized, Oral History of Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Angel by Edward Gross, Mark A. Altman Slayers and Vampires The Complete Uncensored, Unauthorized, Oral History of Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Angel
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In 1997 the first episode of a new show called Buffy the Vampire Slayer aired. It's fair to say that following the critically panned and commercially unsuccessful film of the same name five years previously, expectations were not high. However...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Paul Martin My World Of Antiques by Paul Martin Paul Martin My World Of Antiques

Paul Martin, famous for his passion for beautiful furniture, has been the hugely successful TV presenter on BBC1's Flog It! for the past fifteen years.
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Guts The Anatomy of The Walking Dead by Paul Vigna Guts The Anatomy of The Walking Dead

The first ultimate fans' guide to the hit TV show The Walking Dead-celebrating its popularity, depth as a genre, and cultural resonance-from resident Wall Street Journal Walking Dead columnist Paul Vigna
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/10/2017

Supernatural Psychology Roads Less Travelled by Travis Langley Supernatural Psychology Roads Less Travelled

A fascinating analysis of the psychology behind the popular TV series Supernatural.Following the adventures of two brothers who investigate deeply strange and paranormal mysteries in their never-ending road trip, the TV show Supernatural has many fans eager to better understand...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2017

Time, Technology and Narrative Form in Contemporary US Television Drama Pause, Rewind, Record by J. Kelly Time, Technology and Narrative Form in Contemporary US Television Drama Pause, Rewind, Record

This book examines how television has been transformed over the past twenty years by the introduction of new viewing technologies including DVDs, DVRs and streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime.
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2017

A Celebration of Animation The 100 Greatest Cartoon Characters in Television History by Martin Gitlin, Joe Wos A Celebration of Animation The 100 Greatest Cartoon Characters in Television History
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A Celebration of Animation explores the best-of-the-best cartoon characters from the 1920s to the 21st century. All the greats gracing this book are sure to trigger memories of carefree Saturday mornings or after-school hours in front of the TV.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

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