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    1. “The Best of Times” by Brian Tesler

      The Best of Times

      By Brian Tesler

      Brian Tesler’s professional career encompassed TV’s entire post-war evolution from a single-channel BBC to the explosion of satellite and cable channels in the 1990s.

      This is a history of 42 tumultuous years of British television as seen from the inside: its delights and dismays, its triumphs and disasters, its programmes and personalities, all making up what its author vividly remembers as the intoxicating and exhilarating Best of Times.

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    2. “Pilot Episodes Research Guide 1936-2015 – December 2015” by Chris Perry, Simon Coward and Richard Down

      Pilot Episodes Research Guide 1936-2015
      December 2015

      By Chris Perry, Simon Coward and Richard Down

      A new idea can become an expensive flop for TV executives. So from the earliest days of television, the concept of a pilot episode seemed like a good idea. Trying out new actors; new situations and new concepts before making a series was good economical sense. It was also tax deductible. Sometimes these pilots were shown on television; sometimes they were so awful they were hidden from sight in archives; and sometimes they were excellent one-offs, but a series seemed elusive and never materialised.

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    3. “History of Associated-Rediffusion Ltd 1954-1959” by Henry Brownrigg

      History of Associated-Rediffusion Ltd 1954-1959

      By Henry Brownrigg

      This book, an early history of pioneering ITV station Associated-Rediffusion, is a first for Kaleidoscope – in that it was actually written well over 50 years ago.

      The manuscript was produced in the summer of 1961 when Henry Brownrigg, son of the station’s General Manager Captain Thomas Brownrigg RN, was given work at the company in a university gap year.

      Henry was given complete access to confidential company documents, and the authorisation to interview any member of staff. Originally intended for publication by the company itself, the completed manuscript remained in the company secretary’s in-tray for some time and never made it to print.

      Just seven years later, the station itself would be consigned to history. Meanwhile Henry carefully preserved some of his notes and a carbon-copy of his manuscript, and it remained in his personal files for over five decades...

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    4. “The British Christmas Television Guide 1937-2013 – November 2014” by Chris Perry, Simon Coward and Richard Down

      The British Christmas Television Guide 1937-2013
      November 2014

      By Chris Perry, Simon Coward and Richard Down

      A Guide to British television programmes shown at Christmas time, throughout the years.

      A 622 page softback book or PDF download.

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    5. “The British Television Music & Light Entertainment – Research Guide 1936-2012 - Download / Print Edition” by Simon Coward, Richard Down and Christopher Perry

      The British Television Music & Light Entertainment
      Research Guide 1936-2012 - Download / Print Edition

      By Simon Coward, Richard Down and Christopher Perry

      The Bay City Rollers, The Spice Girls, Roxy Music, The Beatles, Take That, Slade, Tina Turner, Des O’Connor, Jack Jackson, Count Basie, Kylie Minogue, Jethro Tull and many many others are all currently appearing in

      The British Television Music & Light Entertainment Research Guide 1936-2012

      • Including music, variety, pop, quiz, game and chat shows
      • as hosted by Bruce Forsyth, Fearne Cotton, Noel Edmonds, Russell Harty, Jimmy Tarbuck, Rowland Rivron, Clive James, Larry Grayson and Terry Wogan...
      • transmitted on channels including BBC 1, ATV, Channel 4, Associated Redifussion, ITV 1, Sky One, BBC 2, Channel 5, HTV, Scottish TV and Granada...
      alongside many other acts, top of the bill on:
      • Parkinson, Top of the Pops, The Generation Game, Val Doonican, Later with Jools Holland, Des O'Connor Tonight, Lift Off, Crackerjack, and heaps of other shows...

      Kaleidoscope's latest research guide contains over 3,600 different shows in the genre of light entertainment. The perfect book for any serious television enthusiast or researcher.

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    6. “The Missing Adventures of Sexton Blake” by Paul V. Ross (Editor)

      The Missing Adventures of Sexton Blake

      By Paul V. Ross (Editor)

      Often referred to as ‘The poor man’s Sherlock Holmes’ or ‘The schoolboy’s detective’, Sexton Blake has thrilled generations across the world for well over a hundred years.

      This book contains reproductions of the surviving scripts to the Rediffusion TV series Sexton Blake 1967-1970.

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    7. “The Thrilling Adventures of Sexton Blake” by Paul V. Ross

      The Thrilling Adventures of Sexton Blake

      By Paul V. Ross

      Often referred to as ‘The poor man’s Sherlock Holmes’ or ‘The schoolboy’s detective’, Sexton Blake has thrilled generations across the world for well over a hundred years.

      In this book, Paul V. Ross explores explore the character’s journey from the written word to the media of theatre, cinema, radio and television.

      With fond memories from those involved with the Rediffusion/Thames television series as well as the BBC Radio series, the book touches upon the technical and human origins of these productions using rare documents, scripts and photographs, many of which have never been seen in print before.

      Along with information and pictures of rare Sexton Blake merchandise including bubble gum cards and a self-contained comic strip story from the Valiant, not to mention the complete script of a lost Sexton Blake episode, this book promises the reader a compelling glimpse back in time to relive Sexton Blake...

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    8. “British Television Comedy Research Guide 1936-2011 – September 2011 Download / Print edition” by Simon Coward, Richard Down and Christopher Perry

      British Television Comedy Research Guide 1936-2011
      September 2011 Download / Print edition

      By Simon Coward, Richard Down and Christopher Perry

      A 2,500+ page work covering comedy series, serials and plays on British terrestrial and satellite channels. Includes archive holdings and much more.

      Available as a single-volume PDF download or as five printed softback volumes.

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    9. “The Hurricane’s Tail” by Robert Banks Stewart

      The Hurricane’s Tail

      By Robert Banks Stewart

      In an engaging, fast-paced and deftly plotted thriller, ranging from London and Paris to the Caribbean, a unique newcomer to British crime fiction, Harper Buchanan, encounters danger as well as many surprises, especially as he is a West Indian who has never set foot in the West Indies!

      Son of ambitious immigrant parents, educated at a grammar school and Sussex University, as well as being an occasional County cricketer (and his footballer brother plays for Tottenham Hotspur and England), Detective Sergeant Harper Buchanan is one of a small number of modern ethnic cops gradually gaining more rapid promotion to the higher ranks of London’s police force, the Met, despite endless accusations of in-house racism. However, to his great annoyance, he is suddenly pulled off normal duties to act as bodyguard to Sir Walter Julien, Prime Minister of a leading Caribbean island, who is under a death threat.

      Sir Walter is due in London to undergo a complicated heart operation. What irks Harper, is to be assigned to a 24-hour role he considers boringly routine, undoubtedly because Scotland Yard and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office judge him to be a cop of the right colour.But it turns out to be more than just the “nanny” protection job that Harper thought it would be, as he is drawn into a wider, more sinister world, code-named “Operation Hurricane”.

      In the process of which, he meets up with an attractive French detective, cigar-smoking Charlotte Plennard, who provides him with even more surprises...

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    10. “High Drama – My Life In Television” by Rex Firkin (with Richard Marson)

      High Drama – My Life In Television

      By Rex Firkin (with Richard Marson)

      Rex Firkin was one of the pioneers of independent television. He produced and directed some of ATV's most successful drama series including Emergency Ward 10, The Plane Makers and The Power Game. Joining London Weekend Television, he ran a drama department responsible for some of the most spectacular hits of the 1970s, from Manhunt and Budgie to Upstairs, Downstairs and Bouquet of Barbed Wire. In this frank and fascinating memoir, Rex takes the reader behind the scenes on all these famous programmes, recapturing the heady highs and occasional disasters and tragedies of the heyday of British television.

      The manuscript was compiled and edited by Richard Marson, himself a writer and television producer, whose most recent production was the BBC documentary, Tales of Television Centre.

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    11. “Serial Thrillers” by Charles Norton

      Serial Thrillers

      By Charles Norton

      The story of Paul Temple, Dick Barton – Special Agent, Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future, Journey Into Space and the adventure serial on British radio.

      “The BBC seems bent on turning the children into a new kind of drug addict for... serial thrillers...” (The Times – 17th December 1946)

      Following the end of the Second World War, a new form of radio entertainment would explode across Britain – the adventure serial.

      Whether solving murders, foiling conspiracies or journeying into space, the heroes of these radio serials would be the idols of an entire generation of post-war radio listeners.

      Dick Barton, Paul Temple, Dan Dare and Jet Morgan were once among the most famous names in British fiction. However, today they are almost forgotten.

      With detailed episode guides and behind-the-scenes stories, it is now once again possible to relive the excitement of one of radio’s most addictive formats and enjoy again the exploits of its most daring adventurers.

      With a special introduction by Nicholas Parsons

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    12. “British Television Music & Variety Guide II: Top Pop 1964-2006” by Pete Seaton with Richard Down

      British Television Music & Variety Guide II: Top Pop 1964-2006

      By Pete Seaton with Richard Down

      From its humble beginnings on 1st January 1964 on BBC Television at 6.34pm from a disused church in Dickenson Road, Manchester, Top Of The Pops went from a being six-week show to UK’s flagship pop programme for more than forty years. This book lists the acts, the presenters, the directors, the producers and a myriad of other production credits for all 2206 editions of Top Of The Pops as well as for each edition of TOTP2 and various other spin-offs and related programmes

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    13. “Mr Nationwide” by Michael Barratt

      Mr Nationwide

      By Michael Barratt

      Television, radio, commercial video and journalism have provided Michael Barratt with a rollercoaster career. His successes and failures are charted with refreshing honesty in his new book, Mr Nationwide.

      Now in his 85th year and still working, Michael recalls his introduction to TV in its pioneering days with BBC’s Panorama and 24 Hours before launching the programme that was to see him become a household personality – he is often described as an icon of the time – Nationwide, which enjoyed an audience of up to eleven million every weekday evening at six o’clock.

      He takes his readers behind the scenes with frank and sometimes painfully honest stories of the famous people – politicians, sporting heroes, show business celebrities – with whom he worked and developed friendships, not least the romance that led to his much publicised marriage to Dilys.

      It’s all as enjoyable – and moving – as the programme that made his name.

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    14. “Inside Updown” by Richard Marson

      Inside Updown

      By Richard Marson

      As a child, Richard Marson was fascinated by and fell in love with Upstairs, Downstairs. Years later, when he was himself working in the television industry, he produced and directed the 25th anniversary documentary about the series. This led him to research and write what he hoped would be the ultimate book about the making of a major TV drama, from first idea to final frame.

      For this special edition of that book, he has revisited the original text to fully revise and update it, unearthing a plethora of new information and tracking down some important new contributors. The book is packed with rare photographs and illustrations, many in colour, from the archives of those who worked on the production. It also includes the first publication of Rosemary Anne Sisson’s long lost screenplay for the proposed Upstairs, Downstairs film, as well as the original document which first sold the idea for the programme and a charming short story, written by producer John Hawkesworth, in which Christmas comes to 165 Eaton Place.

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    15. “Here’s A House - A Celebration of Play School - Reference Section” by Paul R. Jackson

      Here’s A House - A Celebration of Play School - Reference Section

      By Paul R. Jackson

      The iconic children’s programme Play School opened its doors for 24 years and importantly was the first programme to appear on the newly-launched BBC 2 channel in April 1964. This free PDF download lists archive holdings, presenters, production team members, storytellers and other reference material which we couldn't fit into the original books.

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    16. “BBC Television Drama Guide 1936-2011 – September 2011 Download edition” by Simon Coward, Richard Down and Christopher Perry

      BBC Television Drama Guide 1936-2011
      September 2011 Download edition

      By Simon Coward, Richard Down and Christopher Perry

      A 2,500+ page work covering drama series, serials, plays and soaps on BBC television. Includes archive holdings and much more.

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    17. “Here’s A House - A Celebration of Play School vol 2” by Paul R. Jackson

      Here’s A House - A Celebration of Play School vol 2

      By Paul R. Jackson

      The iconic children’s programme Play School opened its doors for 24 years and importantly was the first programme to appear on the newly-launched BBC 2 channel in April 1964. The programme’s creator Joy Whitby derived its title because “play is the child’s first school” and this book concludes Paul R Jackson’s chronicle of the history of this well-loved programme.

      This volume continues the Play School story, covering the 1980s change of format, the 1990s, and the overseas countries that bought Play School kits.

      A separate reference section will shortly be available as a free download for purchasers of either or both volumes.

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    18. “The Goodies: Super Chaps Three” by Andrew Pixley

      The Goodies: Super Chaps Three

      By Andrew Pixley

      In the early 1960s, three innocent youngsters – Billy, Little Timothy and the Other One – had headed for the world of academia and found themselves ensnared in the twilight world of cutting-edge comedy perpetuated by the shady, clandestine organisation known only as the Footlights. After many perilous adventures, they were to win through, save the United Kingdom from ruin, and become world famous in Australia. The Goodies: Super Chaps Three tells the story of how The Goodies came into being, their successes in various media and the legacy of their much-loved programme.

      Written by acclaimed archive television historian and Goodies expert Andrew Pixley this is undoubtedly the definitive look at the production of this classic comedy series. Over ten years in the making, this whopping 600+ page book covers every single aspect of the series’ production as well as lengthy looks at Broaden Your Mind, I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue and other related programmes.

      If you call yourselves a Goodies fan then you won't want to be without this book.

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    19. “Ronnie Wolfe: My Life In Memoirs” by Ronnie Wolfe

      Ronnie Wolfe: My Life In Memoirs

      By Ronnie Wolfe

      There are many types of humour - sarcasm, farce, irony, risque, alternative... Over the years British television has seen examples of them all, but many of the writers and artistes responsible have found their own brand of comedy has ebbed and flowed in the ratings, and some people/series have floated down river never to be heard of again.

      Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney have written many comedy series since they met and formed a great partnership. Their comedy has often been described as down to earth, practical and solid. Their biggest hits – The Rag Trade and On The Buses are released on DVD and still show on satellite channels around the world. Thirty years later, the catchphrases of Fenner, Blakey or Stan Butler remain iconic expressions of a form of comedy that is often overlooked by Oxford academics, but remains viewed by millions on a daily basis.

      In his memoirs, Ronnie Wolfe creator – with Ronald Chesney – of The Rag Trade, Meet The Wife, On The Buses, Take A Letter Mr Jones, and writer for Beryl Reid, Educating Archie and many others takes us on a journey through his long and successful career as a writer.

      Also includes Back On The Buses - a reproduction of the complete pilot script for a 1990s re-launch of the long-running series.

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    20. “Here’s A House - A Celebration of Play School vol 1” by Paul R. Jackson

      Here’s A House - A Celebration of Play School vol 1

      By Paul R. Jackson

      The iconic children’s programme Play School opened its doors for 24 years and importantly was the first programme to appear on the newly-launched BBC 2 channel in April 1964. The programme’s creator Joy Whitby derived its title because “play is the child’s first school” and this book finally chronicles the history of a well-loved programme as well as featuring many household names.

      Paul R Jackson, keeper of the Play School archives, covers the 1960s and 1970s chronologically within volume one and includes entries on every presenter, major milestones like the first colour programme in 1968, and various anniversary editions. There are contributions from hundreds of presenters, directors, musicians, designers and graphic designers and within the 450 pages are included many previously unseen photos, many in colour, that will evoke fond memories of your childhood watching.

      Volume Two will be published in spring 2011 and will continue the story, covering the 1980s change of format, the 1990s, overseas countries that bought Play School kits and a comprehensive reference section.

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    21. “British Independent Television Drama Guide 1955-2010 – May 2010 Download edition” by Simon Coward, Richard Down and Chris Perry

      British Independent Television Drama Guide 1955-2010
      May 2010 Download edition

      By Simon Coward, Richard Down and Chris Perry

      A 3,300+ page work covering drama series, serials, plays and soaps on independent terrestrial and satellite channels. Includes archive holdings and much more.

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    22. “Bob's Full House (paperback)” Edited by Simon Coward and Christopher Perry

      Bob's Full House (paperback)

      A peek into the personal archive of Bob Monkhouse

      Edited by Simon Coward and Christopher Perry

      Bob Monkhouse, the prolific comic, writer and performer was famous worldwide for his sharp one-liners, topical gags and charming smile. He died of prostate cancer in 2003, aged 75, leaving behind a mystery – did he own a mythical collection of films that were the sole surviving copies in the world?

      Indeed a vast collection of film reels, videos, scripts, photographs and audio tapes were amassed by the performer during his lifetime and after the death of his widow were handed over to Kaleidoscope in 2008 for future generations to enjoy.

      Until the early 1980s, both the BBC and ITV regularly wiped programmes after broadcast, or simply never recorded them in the first place. Thanks to his foresight, many hours of vintage comedy material featuring Bob, his writing partner Denis Goodwin, and stars such as Tony Hancock, Peter Sellers, Tommy Cooper, Frankie Howerd, Arthur Askey, Benny Hill and June Whitfield, can now be enjoyed again. More...

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    23. “BAFTA” by Reginald Collin

      BAFTA

      Behind The Mask

      By Reginald Collin

      The British Academy of Film and Television Arts holds a unique position in the fabric of the Film and Television industries. Known, of course, as the society that sets the standards of excellence in both art forms by presenting awards, it is also the organisation that represents the cross-pollination of ideas and technology between the two.

      The ten years or so chronicled in this book are among the most important in the life of the Academy, recording as it does the struggle from difficult early times to becoming not just a London-based society but creating branches throughout the nation and indeed into the heartland of the film world, America. Here too are honoured the names of many, for example, like Richard Cawston, but for whom the Academy would not exist in its present form.

      The author says that the book does not set out to be the definitive history of the Academy but to represent a decade of its existence whilst he was its Director. He believes there are different aspects that others may be more qualified to expand. Nonetheless, the ten years in this review represent a cornerstone in the history of the Academy.

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    24. “Blue Peter” by Richard Marson

      Blue Peter

      Inside The Archives

      By Richard Marson

      Blue Peter is the world’s longest running children’s programme. The ‘Blue Peter’ is actually the name of a flag, traditionally lowered 24 hours before a ship sets sail on a new voyage. The show’s creator, John Hunter Blair, chose the name because he thought that each edition should be like setting off on a new voyage. He had no idea how far his ship would sail or that it would become a cultural phenomenon in its own right. Since that first transmission on 16 October 1958 there have been over 4400 editions, thirty-four presenters and a whole menagerie of pets.

      Among its many impressive statistics, Blue Peter has one of the finest and most eclectic archives in broadcasting history, its producers hoarding and retaining material at a time when the usual practice was to junk and destroy – assuming, of course, that you recorded your output in the first place. Many of the live programmes were recorded ‘off air’ and so today provide a priceless legacy of continuity and trails from the golden age of TV.

      In this book, you will find a fully comprehensive guide, not only to that fabulous archive, but also to the wide range of spin-off programmes which came out of the Blue Peter stable – from Blue Peter Special Assignments and Val Meets The VIPS to Treasure Houses and Duncan Dares. There is also a section on much of the relevant and existing related material, from radio and television – interviews, behind-the-scenes reports and documentaries.

      This detailed chronicle covering the fifty year life span of one of British Television’s most iconic series provides readers and researchers with a treasure trove of information – reflecting the social history, changing styles and famous faces of each decade – over 400 pages taking you back in time for a unique slice of British childhood.

      This book will be published on Monday 27th October 2008. From that time the price will be £19.99 plus p&p – a total of £24.99 in the U.K., and more in other other parts of the world. Until that time it may be ordered at the pre-order prices below.

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    25. ““Prime Minister, You Wanted To See Me?”” by Ian Greaves and Justin Lewis

      “Prime Minister, You Wanted To See Me?”

      A History Of Week Ending

      By Ian Greaves and Justin Lewis

      In the spring of 1970, BBC Radio 4 premiered a new late-night topical sketch show. Initially an unassuming antidote to the week’s events, Week Ending grew to become the nerve-centre of new writing in British comedy. It existed in part as a place for scriptwriters to learn the ropes, before graduating to Not The Nine O’Clock News, Spitting Image and beyond. It also provided an early platform for Britain’s best-loved performers, amongst them Steve Coogan, David Jason and Tracey Ullman. However, by its eventual demise in 1998, Week Ending had become a neglected and much-maligned programme. What caused it to lose ground as the respected entry point, and how did it sustain itself for so long?

      In “Prime Minister, You Wanted To See Me?” – the substantial opening article - researchers Ian Greaves & Justin Lewis unpack the series’ long and convoluted history with the assistance of more than fifty contributors, including Sally Grace, Andy Hamilton, Armando Iannucci, Nigel Rees, David Renwick, Sheila Steafel, Bill Wallis and series co-creator Simon Brett. This background story reveals a constantly evolving programme, often rocked and ravaged by the ambitions of an apparently endless parade of new producers, not to mention a Radio Light Entertainment department in varying states of health.

      What follows is a comprehensive guide to all 1132 regular editions of Week Ending, as well as compilations, specials and merchandise. The archives of the BBC have been raided for an exhaustive account of who wrote what and when, and under which producer. Fully cross-referenced, the early work of major writers and performers – Douglas Adams, David Baddiel, Jeremy Hardy, Harry Hill – is given in-depth treatment for the very first time. A History of Week Ending provides a window on a major ‘lost history’, and finally casts light on many artists’ early days in what Stewart Lee dubbed ‘the saltmines of comedy’.

      This book will be published on Monday 27th October 2008. From that time the price will be £24.99 plus p&p – a total of £29.99 in the U.K., and more in other other parts of the world. Until that time it may be ordered at the pre-order prices below.

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    26. “Forsyte and Hindsight” by James Cellan Jones

      Forsyte and Hindsight

      (or Screen Directing for Pleasure and Profit)

      By James Cellan Jones

      James Cellan Jones is one of Britain's foremost directors of classic plays, series and serials. For the first time, James reveals the inside story of his days at the BBC and in independent production. Includes full credits section and index. Available in softback.

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    27. “Out Of The Unknown” by Mark Ward

      Out Of The Unknown

      By Mark Ward

      This 496-page softback history of the series is contains detailed text based on BBC records and the memories of production personnel, and is augmented by over 2000 photographs from the series including thousands of telesnaps. These priceless records of lost stories, taken by John Cura, have been loaned to Kaleidoscope by Irene Shubik, the series' creator, who has also written the introduction. This book is a Limited Edition charity book, with a donation from the sale of each book going to the R.N.L.I.

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    28. “The British Television Children's – Research Guide 1950-1997” by Richard Down, Richard Marson and Christopher Perry

      The British Television Children's
      Research Guide 1950-1997

      By Richard Down, Richard Marson and Christopher Perry

      Provides a comprehensive catalogue of programmes commissioned by the Children's departments of BBC and ITV companies in the UK. Includes Crackerjack, Jackanory, Blue Peter and much, much more.

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    29. “The British Independent Television Drama Research Guide 1955-2005” by Simon Coward, Richard Down and Chris Perry

      The British Independent Television Drama Research Guide 1955-2005

      By Simon Coward, Richard Down and Chris Perry

      A five-volume reference work covering drama series, serials, plays and soaps on independent terrestrial and satellite channels. Includes archive holdings and much more.

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    30. “The BBC Television Drama Research Guide 1936-2006” by Simon Coward, Richard Down and Chris Perry

      The BBC Television Drama Research Guide 1936-2006

      By Simon Coward, Richard Down and Chris Perry

      A five-volume reference work covering drama series, serials, plays and soaps on BBC terrestrial and satellite channels. Includes archive holdings and much more.

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    31. “Tapestries Of Colour” by Christopher Woodall Perry

      Tapestries Of Colour

      The Studio Glass of Jonathan Harris

      By Christopher Woodall Perry

      This book celebrates and illustrates the work on Jonathan Harris, the UK's leading exponent of gold and silver leaf in the process of cameo production. Illustrated throughout with full colour photographs, which highlight the delicacy and finesse of Jonathan's work.

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