TVRA 2221 British Television
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as TVR 21.
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3 hours; 3 credits
Survey of broadcasting in Great Britain from the creation of the BBC through current times. Broadcasting as part of the cultural landscape of a people. Comparison and rivalries of public and commercial broadcasting. Channel 4 and other experiments. Such TV writers as Dennis Potter, Alan Bennett, Monty Python, Mike Leigh and others. Swinging London and pop music on the telly. BBC and its controversies. US and UK exchanges of action shows and sit-coms, then and now.