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  • The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets

    by Simon Singh ...
    From bestselling author of Fermat's Last Theorem, a must-have for number lovers and Simpsons fans'An entertaining picture of the insanely high-minded nature of the Simpsons' writers' Sunday Times***'***A valuable, entertaining book that, above all, celebrates a supremely funny, sophisticated show' Financial TimesYou may have watched hundreds of episodes of The Simpsons (an... ... Read more

    $14.99 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 Making of Outlander: The Series

    The Official Guide to Seasons One & Two

    by Tara Bennett ...
    series Outlander
    The official, fully illustrated, behind-the-scenes companion to the first two seasons of the hit Starz television series based on Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling Outlander novels.It was only a matter of time before Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling Outlander saga made the leap from book to hit TV series, and the millions of readers captivated by the epic romance of Claire Beauchamp Randall and Jamie ... Read more

    $17.99 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

  • Paranormal State

    My Journey into the Unknown

    On the hit A&E series Paranormal State, Ryan Buell and his team of investigators delve deep into the mysterious world of ghosts, demonic disturbances, and sixth-sense sightings that shadows our everyday reality. Now, in this official companion book to the series, Buell takes you one step further, revealing the secrets of the show’s most intense cases and the shocking, never-before-told story of ... Read more

    $9.99 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

  • I 'Ate You Butler - The Making of On the Buses

    Behind the Scenes of Britain's favourite sitcom

    by Tex Fisher ...
      For over forty years, On the Buses has been a much loved institution of British television comedy. But despite the loyal and dedicated fan base the series generated, the story of how programme developed have never yet been told. Now, for the first time, series creators Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney have spoken at length about their brainchild. Revealing how the idea for On the ... Read more

    $7.93 AUD

  • 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

  • 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

  • It’s Not What You Think

    by Chris Evans ...
    The story of how one council estate lad made good, really very good, and survived – just about – to tell the tale…Chris Evans’s extraordinary career has seen him become one of the country’s most successful broadcasters and producers. From The Big Breakfast to Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush and TFI Friday, Chris changed the TV landscape during the ‘90s; and on Manchester’s Piccadilly Radio, BBC Radio ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • How To Write For Television

    This readable, reliable book has been a trusted reference for nearly two decades and is now revised to include the most up-to-date information from today's television climate.TV Writing the Right Way!In this guide for every student of the small screen and every scriptwriter dreaming of breaking into the business, writer-producer Madeline DiMaggio hands you the tools of the trade. With dozens of ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Last of the Summer Wine (The Best of British Comedy)

    series The Best of British Comedy
    The best jokes, gags and scenes from a true British comedy classic.‘Do you reckon I’m in love with Mrs. Batty, or is it just sex?’ CompoCompo: I thought you'd be open.Sid: Well that's a natural assumption if you ignore the drawn blinds and the forty foot sign that says closed.Set and filmed in and around Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, Last of the Summer Wine follows the adventures of three quirky ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Behind the Laughter

    Join Loose Women's Sherrie Hewson on her rollercoaster ride through the laughter, tears and tantrums of an extraordinary life lived on and off the screen.Sherrie Hewson is one of Britain's best loved telly stars. From her dazzling performances in the Carry On films to Russ Abbott's Madhouse, to her favourite character Maureen Holdsworth in Coronation Street to the green hills of Emmerdale, Sherrie ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Dad’s Army (The Best of British Comedy)

    series The Best of British Comedy
    The best jokes, gags and scenes from a true British comedy classic.‘They don't like it up 'em!’'People shout the "Don't tell him, Pike!" line at me regularly - and I didn't even say it!’ Philip Madoc.In the annals of British television, no finer example of classic comedy exists than in the shape of Dad's Army, the Home Guard-based sitcom written by veteran writers Jimmy Perry and David Croft. ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Tony Hancock: The Definitive Biography

    by John Fisher ...
    Tony Hancock was regarded as the best radio and television comic of his era. A man whose star burned brightly in the eyes and ears of millions before his untimely death. This is the first fully authorised account of his life.Tony Hancock was one of post-war Britain’s most popular comedians – his radio show ‘Hancock’s Half Hour’ would clear the streets as whole families tuned in to listen.His ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • The Wit and Wisdom of Downton Abbey

    'Come war and peace Downton still standsand the Crawleys are still in it.'Downton Abbey is loved the world over for its fabulous costumes, beautiful scenery, wonderful characters and intricate plot lines, but what keeps millions of us coming back time after time is the stellar quality of the writing. With each stroke of his pen Julian Fellowes seems to gift us with a cuttingly dry quip from the ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Making the Best of Chromecast

    Amazing Tricks and Tips

    With Chromecast being around for around two years now, and customers are enjoying the offers of Chromecast, there are a lot of things so many customers don’t know about it.  There are tons of tricks and tools customers can use to get their money’s worth and much more. With knowing these different tools, customers can ditch cable companies forever, for just a one-time fee of $35 to buy the ... Read more

    $5.85 AUD

  • Destination: Moonbase Alpha

    The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Space 1999

    by Robert E Wood ...
    13 September 1999… A massive nuclear explosion blasts the Moon out of Earth orbit, sending Moonbase Alpha’s 311 inhabitants on an uncontrollable odyssey through deep space. Now, Destination: Moonbase Alpha takes you back to a future billed as “the most spectacular space science fiction series ever produced for television.” Destination: Moonbase Alpha is the most comprehensive book ever published ... Read more

    $7.00 AUD

  • Whose ABC?

    The Australian Broadcasting Corporation 1983–2006

    by Ken Inglis ...
    On 1 July 1983, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation came into being. It was like and unlike a church, a theatrical company, a newspaper business and, on a drastic view, an asylum run by the inmates. Its singular nature had destined it to be a field of contest ... Whose ABC? is a history of the national broadcaster in recent times. Since becoming a Corporation in 1983, the ABC has been ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • The Making of Outlander: The Series

    The Official Guide to Seasons Three & Four

    by Tara Bennett ...
    series Outlander
    See how the story of Jamie Frasier and Claire Beauchamp Randall comes to life on the screen with this official, photo-filled companion to the third and fourth seasons of the hit Starz television series based on Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling Outlander novels.From its very first episode, the Outlander TV series transported its viewers back in time, taking us inside the world of Diana Gabaldon’s ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • Time of the Doctor (Doctor Who 2012 -2013)

    The unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to 'Doctor Who' 2012-2013

    Time of the Doctor is the comprehensive guide to Series Seven of Doctor Who - the last to feature Matt Smith as the eleventh Doctor, with his companions Amy Pond (Karen Gillan), Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) and Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) – together with the fiftieth Anniversary specials. ... Read more

    $8.44 AUD

  • Bowler Hats and Kinky Boots

    The Unoffical and Unauthorised Guide to The Avengers

    ‘Always keep your bowler on in times of stress. And watch out for diabolical masterminds.’ The Avengers is one of the most stylish and influential television series of all time, blending action and adventure with outrageous villains and a camp sense of fun. It introduced the public to the central characters of John Steed, Cathy Gale, Emma Peel and Tara King, and made international stars of actors ... Read more

    $10.51 AUD