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Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media

BBC Sport in Black and White

Authors: Haynes, Richard

  • Uses new archival findings to provide a 'behind-the-scenes' glimpse into televised sport
  • Explores well-known television programmes such as Sportsview, Grandstand and Match of the Day
  • Provides new insight into the BBC, one of the major institutions of British cultural life
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About this book

This book provides the first detailed account of the formative decades of BBC televised sport when it launched its flagship programmes Sportsview, Grandstand and Match of the Day. Based on extensive archival research in the BBC’s written archives and interviews with leading producers, editors and commentators of the period, it provides a ‘behind-the-scenes’ narrative history of this major institution of British cultural life. In 2016 the BBC celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of its television coverage of England’s World Cup victory. Their coverage produced one of the most oft-played moments in the history of television, Kenneth Wolstenholme’s famous line: ‘Some people are on the pitch, they think it’s all over … it is now!’ as Geoff Hurst scored England’s fourth goal, securing England’s 4-2 victory. It was a landmark in English football as well as a watershed in the BBC’s highly professionalised approach to televised sport. How the BBC reached this peak of television expertise, and who was behind their success in developing the techniques of televised sport, is the focus of this book.

 

About the authors

Richard Haynes is Professor of Communications, Media and Culture and Member of the Stirling Media Research Institute at the University of Stirling, UK. He is author or co-author of several books on the relationships between sport and the media including The Football Imagination: The Rise of Football Fanzine Culture (1995), Football in the New Media Age (2003) and Power Play: Sport, the Media and Popular Culture (2009).


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction: Why BBC Television Sport?

    Haynes, Richard

    Pages 1-13

  • Pre-war Television Sport

    Haynes, Richard

    Pages 15-39

  • Lobby, Dimmock and the Monopoly in Post-war Televised Sport

    Haynes, Richard

    Pages 41-67

  • Innovation, Eurovision and the World Cup

    Haynes, Richard

    Pages 69-90

  • Televising Test Cricket

    Haynes, Richard

    Pages 91-110

Buy this book

eBook £76.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-45501-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £95.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-45499-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
BBC Sport in Black and White
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-45501-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-45501-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-45499-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 347
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