VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture Vol. 2, Issue 04: The Hidden Professions of Television
We know little about the ‘behind the scenes’ of television. The fourth issue of VIEW provides a rich and eclectic series of contributions from which a lot can be learnt about its ‘hidden’ professions.
VIEW, the Journal of European Television History and Culture is the first peer-reviewed, multi-media and open access e-journal in the field of
European television history and culture. It offers an international platform for outstanding academic research and archival reflection on television as an important part of our European cultural heritage.
The journal is proud to present its fourth issue:
Hidden Professions of Television has been guest-edited by Andy O’Dwyer and Tim O’Sulivan and is freely available from: http://www.viewjournal.eu
The articles presented here bring under scrutiny the ‘behind the scenes’ activities of television and their hidden, often unrecognised and uncelebrated personnel and processes. They engage across a wide range of organisational, administrative and technical activities that have played their understated, often ‘invisible’ part in the historical formation and development of television. We wish you a pleasant and inspiring journey through the Hidden Professions of Television!
Table of Contents
- Editorial – Andy O’Dwyer, Tim O’Sulivan
- Revealing Television’s Analogue Heroes – Vanessa Jackson
- Behind the Scenes: Costume Design for Television – Gamze Toylan
- Doing it Live! Planning and Preparing for a Live Drama Episode: A Case Study of ‘The Bill’; (ITV, 2005) – Joanna MacDonnell
- Whatever Happened to Vera? – Jo Henderson
- In-Vision Continuity Announcers: Performing an Identity for Early Television in Europe – Sonja de Leeuw, Dana Mustata
- Rational Wizards: Audience Interpreters in French Television – Jérôme Bourdon, Cécile Méadel
- An Unknown, but Key Player in the Television Market: The Television Retailer and the Case of Black and White TV Sets in France (1950-1987) – Isabelle Gaillard
- Hid(ing) Media Professionals: Constructing and Contesting the 1st AD – Daniel Ashton, Nic Jeune
- Invisible Mediations: The Role of Adaptation and Dubbing Professionals in Shaping US TV for Italian Audiences – Luca Barra
- Writing Games: Continuity and Change in the Design and Development of Quiz Shows in Italy – Massimo Scaglioni, Axel Fiacco