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History & Criticism

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  • 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

    $19.46 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

    $14.95 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 wordsAs 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

    $10.00 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

    $11.65 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

    $11.21 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

    $18.25 AUD

  • Family Don't End with Blood

    Cast and Fans on How Supernatural Has Changed Lives

    How a Show, and the Support of Its Fandom, Changed—and Saved—LivesSupernatural, a three-time People’s Choice Award winner for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show and Tumblr’s 2015 Most Reblogged “Live Action TV,” has made a name for itself by supporting and encouraging its fans to “always keep fighting,” and a memorable line from early in the show’s run, “Family don’t end with blood,” became an ... Read more

    $19.35 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    $12.53 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

  • 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

    $19.35 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

    $20.56 AUD

  • Paper View

    The Best of The Sunday Times Television Columns

    by Adrian Gill ...
    The finest TV critic of our time talks about Sport, Sitcoms, News, the Weather, Children's programmes and 'Reality Television'.A.A. Gill has been the must-read television critic in the SUNDAY TIMES 'Culture' section for more than ten years. This collection of some of the best writing from his columns is broken down into themes - Sport, Costume Drama, Detectives, Children's Television, and News.And ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Wanting to Believe: A Critical Guide to The X-Files, Millennium and The Lone Gunmen

    In Wanting to Believe, acclaimed science-fiction writer Robert Shearman critiques and examines the whole of the X-Files universe, including the spin-off series Millennium and The Lone Gunmen. As such, this is one of --- if not the only --- guide of its kind to cover all 13 seasons of this extremely popular property.With this unauthorized guidebook, X-Files fans will be able to reevaluate these TV ... Read more

    $7.06 AUD

  • We Promised You a Great Main Event

    An Unauthorized WWE History

    by Bill Hanstock ...
    Unauthorized. Unrestricted. No holds barred.In We Promised You a Great Main Event*,* longtime sports journalist Bill Hanstock pulls back the curtain to give a smart fan’s account of WWE and Vince McMahon’s journey to the top. Untangling the truth behind the official WWE storyline, Hanstock does a deep dive into key moments of the company’s history, from the behind-the-scenes drama at the Montreal ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Break Into Screenwriting

    Your complete guide to writing for stage, screen or radio

    by Ray Frensham ...
    This is a comprehensive, jargon-free guide for all budding screenwriters. Its aim is not just to guide you through the techniques and skills you need to write for the screen (film and television), but also to give you guidance on how to approach the industry as a whole. Focusing on every aspect of screenwriting, from how to set about the writing process to how to develop your characters, plot and ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Wrapped in Plastic

    Twin Peaks

    by Andy Burns ...
    series Pop Classics #3
    Damn good coffee, cherry pie, and the “big bang of auteur television” — why Twin Peaks deserves to be a pop culture classicIn 1990, avant garde filmmaker David Lynch (Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Dune, Blue Velvet) and acclaimed television writer Mark Frost (Hill Street Blues) teamed up to create a television show that would redefine what the medium could achieve in a one-hour drama. With Twin ... Read more

    $7.25 AUD

  • The Doctor Who Discontinuity Guide

    series Gateway Essentials #436
    When it was originally published, the Discontinuity Guide was the first attempt to bring together all of the various fictional information seen in BBC TV's DOCTOR WHO, and then present it in a coherent narrative. Often copied but never matched, this is the perfect guide to the 'classic' Doctors.Fulffs, goofs, double entendres, fashion victims, technobabble, dialogue disasters: these are just some ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • Friday Night Lights

    The Untold History of Television

    series The Untold History of Television
    The Untold History of Television provides a captivating glimpse behind the scenes of the groundbreaking series that have both defined and changed the pop culture landscape.Honest, compelling and full of heart, Friday Night Lights brought small-town Texas football into the lives of television viewers across North America. From book to movie to the small screen, Friday Night Lights struggled against ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD