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  • Who's 50

    The 50 Doctor Who Stories to Watch Before You Die

    “Like being thrown the keys to the TARDIS with a temporal map to visit all those not-to-be-missed adventures in time and space” (Phil Ford, Doctor Who writer).Ever since its premiere on November 23, 1963, Doctor Who has been a television phenomenon. This companion guide presents the top fifty stories from the show’s first fifty years—examining every corner of the imaginative, humorous, and ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • About Time 8: The Unauthorized Guide to Doctor Who (Series 3)

    Book 8 - About Time
    In About Time, the whole of Doctor Who is examined through the lens of the real-world social and political changes as well as ongoing developments in television production that influenced the series in ways big and small over the course of a generation. Armed with these guidebooks, readers will be able to cast their minds back to 1975, 1982, 2005 and other years to best appreciate the series' ... Read more

    $29.27 AUD

  • This Time Together

    Laughter and Reflection

    by Carol Burnett ...
    This touching and hilarious memoir is 100 percent Carol Burnett—funny, irreverent, and irresistible.Carol Burnett is one of the most beloved and revered actresses and performers in America. The Carol Burnett Show was seen each week by millions of adoring fans and won twenty-five Emmys in its remarkable eleven-year run. Now, in This Time Together, Carol really lets her hair down and tells one funny ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • David Jason: My Life

    by David Jason ...
    The long-awaited autobiography of one of Britain's best-loved actors.Born the son of a Billingsgate market porter at the height of the Second World War, David Jason spent his early life dodging bombs and bullies, both with impish good timing. Giving up on an unloved career as an electrician, he turned his attention to acting and soon, through a natural talent for making people laugh, found himself ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Audition

    #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLERThe most important woman in the history of television journalism gives us her inspiring and riveting memoir. After more than fifty years of interviewing heads of state, world leaders, movie stars, criminals, murderers, inspirational figures, and celebrities of all kinds, Barbara Walters has turned her gift for examination onto herself to reveal the forces that shaped her ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The Chronicles of Downton Abbey (Official Series 3 TV tie-in)

    The official companion to all three seasons.The Great War has ended, but Downton Abbey is far from peaceful…A changing world has brought new challenges and new guests. Inside the walls of the Great House there is more intrigue, rivalry and romance than ever.The Chronicles of Downton Abbey take you deep into the lives of the Crawleys, their servants, lovers, friends and guests. So wander the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The World of Downton Abbey

    Downton Abbey has captured the imagination of the nation. Written by Oscar-winning writer Julian Fellowes the show has become the benchmark for quality drama, and a commentary on all things British.Downton Abbey portrays a world of elegance and decadence, a world of duty and obedience and a world of romance and rivalry: this companion book, full of rich historical detail, takes fans deeper into ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD $12.99 AUD

  • The Andy Cohen Diaries

    A Deep Look at a Shallow Year

    by Andy Cohen ...
    A New York Times bestseller, The Andy Cohen Diaries chronicles a year in the whirlwind life of the beloved pop icon, in his own cheeky, candid, and irreverent words.As a TV Producer and host of the smash late night show Watch What Happens Live, Andy Cohen has a front row seat to an exciting world not many get to see. In this dishy, detailed diary of one year in his life, Andy goes out on the town, ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Seinfeldia

    How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything

    The New York Times bestseller about two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld—“A wildly entertaining must-read not only for Seinfeld fans but for anyone who wants a better understanding of how television series are made” (Booklist, starred review).Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Melissa Explains It All

    Tales from My Abnormally Normal Life

    Melissa Joan Hart explained it all-from dating to bullies-in her groundbreaking role as Clarissa Darling on Clarissa Explains It All. She cast a spell on millions more viewers as Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. Now, in Melissa Explains It All, Melissa tells the frank and funny behind-the-scenes stories from her extraordinary past and her refreshingly normal present.Melissa has been entertaining ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Tommy Cooper: Always Leave Them Laughing: The Definitive Biography of a Comedy Legend

    by John Fisher ...
    The first ever intimate portrait of Britain’s best-loved, but little known, comedy entertainer. Fully authorised, and written by Cooper’s friend and colleague John Fisher.More than just a comedian, Tommy Cooper was a born entertainer. Working in a golden age of British comedy, Cooper stood – literally – head and shoulders above the crowd, and had a magical talent for humour that defied description ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • All the Pieces Matter

    The Inside Story of The Wire

    The definitive oral history of the iconic and beloved TV show The Wire, as told by the actors, writers, directors, and others involved in its creationSince its final episode aired in 2008, the acclaimed crime drama The Wire has only become more popular and influential. The issues it tackled, from the failures of the drug war and criminal justice system to systemic bias in law enforcement and other ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Bert

    The story of Australia's favourite TV star

    Bert Newton has been on the Australian small screen since it first flickered to life in the 1950s - now, in the book all his fans have been waiting for, bestselling author Graeme Blundell gives us the full story of the man behind that unforgettable face.TV and radio star, interviewer and all-round media personality, Bert Newton's career spans the decades. He ruled the radio sets of Melbourne in ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Bachelor Nation

    Inside the World of America's Favorite Guilty Pleasure

    by Amy Kaufman ...
    ***A New York Times Bestseller*The first definitive, unauthorized, behind-the-scenes cultural history of the Bachelor franchise, America’s favorite guilty pleasure.**For sixteen years and thirty-six seasons, the Bachelor franchise has been a mainstay in American TV viewers’ lives. Since it premiered in 2002, the show’s popularity and relevance have only grown—more than eight million viewers tuned ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Mr and Mrs John Bates (Downton Abbey Shorts, Book 9)

    Book 9 - Downton Abbey Shorts
    This richly illustrated short, extracted from the official book The Chronicles of Downton Abbey, focuses on the characters individually, examining their motivations, their actions and the inspirations behind them. Forwarded by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes.Living under the threat of death for some weeks until his reprieve was obtained would have been enormously traumatic for Bates. At ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Live From New York

    The Complete, Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live as Told by Its Stars, Writers, and Guests

    James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales's definitive oral history of Saturday Night Live, hailed as "incredible" (Vulture) and "required reading" (People).When first published to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Saturday Night Live, Live from New York was immediately proclaimed the best book ever produced on the landmark and legendary late-night show. In their own words, unfiltered and uncensored, a ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • Primetime Propaganda

    The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV

    by Ben Shapiro ...
    “Vitally important, devastatingly thorough, and shockingly revealing…. After reading Primetime Propaganda, you’ll never watch TV the same way again.”—Mark LevinMovie critic Michael Medved calls Ben Shapiro, “One of our most refreshing and insightful voices on the popular culture, as well as a conscience for his much-maligned generation.” With Primetime Propaganda, the syndicated columnist and ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Dragon Ball Z "It's Over 9,000!" When Worldviews Collide

    by Derek Padula ...
    Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball is the world’s most recognized anime and manga series, having entertained millions of fans across the globe. The legendary rivalry of the last two full blooded Saiya-jins, Goku and Vegeta, is the iconic example of a lifelong conflict that inspires fans to burst through their own personal limits.With a foreword by Ryo Horikawa, the Japanese voice of Vegeta, Dragon Ball ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Kenneth Williams Unseen: The private notes, scripts and photographs

    To mark the 20th anniversary of Kenneth Williams’ death, a beautiful coffee table book celebrating his life, including never-before-seen photographs, sketches and personal testimony from Williams’ closest friends, for the very first time.2008 marks the 20th anniversary of the death of legendary comic actor and broadcaster Kenneth Williams. Among the actor's bequests, in a will which itself was ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD $16.99 AUD

  • TV Goes to Hell

    As a natural heir to the long-running television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural has risen to prominence with a strong cult following, and this collection of essays from contributors around the globe investigates the genre-bending series cultural footprint both in North America and abroad.The book explores topics such as folklore, religion, gender and sexuality, comedy, music, and ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Office

    The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s: An Oral History

    by Andy Greene ...
    **AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe untold stories behind The Office, one of the most iconic television shows of the twenty-first century, told by its creators, writers, and actors**When did you last hang out with Jim, Pam, Dwight, Michael, and the rest of Dunder Mifflin? It might have been back in 2013, when the series finale aired . . . or it might have been last night, when you watched ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Street Gang

    The Complete History of Sesame Street

    by Michael Davis ...
    **Now an acclaimed documentary from Screen Media, the New York Times bestselling account of the story behind one of the most influential, durable, and beloved shows in the history of television: Sesame Street.“Davis tracks down every Sesame anecdote and every Sesame personality in his book . . . Finally, we get to touch Big Bird's feathers.” —The New York Times Book Review**Sesame Street is the ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Downton Abbey

    The Untold History of Television

    series The Untold History of Television
    The Untold History of Television provides an exciting glimpse behind the scenes of the groundbreaking series that have defined the landscape of popular culture.Emmy Award-winning Downton Abbey brings to life the trials and tribulations of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants as they struggle to maintain their place in the rapidly changing world of the early 20th century. Rich with ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Lady Mary Crawley and Matthew Crawley Esq. (Downton Abbey Shorts, Book 1)

    Book 1 - Downton Abbey Shorts
    This richly illustrated short, extracted from the official book The Chronicles of Downton Abbey, focuses on the characters individually, examining their motivations, their actions and the inspirations behind them. Forwarded by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes.‘There’s an independence about Mary,” says Michelle Dockery, the actress who plays her. “She’s not influenced by anyone and she’s very ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD