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BFI TV Classics

The World at War

Authors: Downing, Taylor

  • TV Classic on a hugely influential and internationallyrenowned documentary series
  • Author is high profile TV documentary maker and historian
  • Author will conduct interviews with key personnel involved with the series e.g. its producer, Jeremy Isaacs, and will carry out research in a number of archives to offer original insights into the development and production of the series
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About this book

The World at War is the most successful history series ever produced by British television. TV producer and writer Taylor Downing explores the style, ethos, television context and impact of the programme, in a study that includes interviews with the producer, Jeremy Isaacs, and original research gathered from archives.

About the authors

TAYLOR DOWNING is a television producer and writer. As managing director of Flashback Television he has produced more than 200 documentaries including many award winning history programmes. In 2008 he won the Grierson Award for Best Historical Documentary for 1983 – The Brink of Apocalypse (Channel 4 and Discovery US co-pro). He won the first ever BFI Award for Archival Achievement in 1985. Taylor is author of Churchill's War Lab (Little, Brown 2010) and Spies in the Sky (Little, Brown 2011), Cold War (1996, with Jeremy Isaacs) and Olympia (a BFI Film Classic). He regularly writes on Television History for History Today magazine and has lectured on Television History at the universities of Cambridge, Lincoln and Queen's, Belfast in the last two years. Taylor began his career at the Imperial War Museum in 1976 soon after the making of The World at War and then at Thames Television in the history unit that was set up following the huge success of The World at War.

Reviews

Taylor Downing has constructed a fascinating story...The World at War was and remains a landmark, the significance of which we can better appreciate through this clear, incisive and readable book.' -David Reynolds, The Guardian

"An illuminating and informative companion piece." - Media Education Journal

Buy this book

eBook $28.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-84457-717-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $31.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84457-483-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The World at War
Authors
Series Title
BFI TV Classics
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave BFI
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-84457-717-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84457-717-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84457-483-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
192
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