The persistence of television: the case of The Good Life

Bonner, Frances and Jacobs, Jason (2017) The persistence of television: the case of The Good Life. Critical Studies in Television, 12 1: 6-20. doi:10.1177/1749602016682751

Author Bonner, Frances
Jacobs, Jason
Title The persistence of television: the case of The Good Life
Journal name Critical Studies in Television   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1749-6039
Publication date 2017-03-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1749602016682751
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 12
Issue 1
Start page 6
End page 20
Total pages 15
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Formatted abstract
We argue here that rather than being threatened by new modes of delivery and of viewing, television persists and that this can be charted by examining the familiarity and recognisability of television across the post-World War II period, looking at British, American and Australian programmes, personalities and practices, including promotion. The article presents a case study of the BBC sitcom The Good Life to show some ways that television persists. It considers the sitcom genre, institutional practices, repeat screenings, particular types of spin-off programmes and the place of the show in the subsequent careers of the main actors.
Keyword BBC
repeat screenings
Situation comedy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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