- Preface / Robert J. Thompson -- Introduction: Debating quality / Janet McCabe and Kim Akass -- 'Quality TV' on show / Karen Fricker -- Is quality television any good? generic distinctions, evaluations and the troubling matter of critical judgement / Sarah Cardwell -- Quality TV: a US TV critic's perspective / David Bianculli -- Quality TV drama: estimations and influences through time and space / Robin Nelson -- As seen on TV: women's rights and quality television / Ashley Sayeau -- Sex, swearing and respectability: courting controversy, HBO's original programming and producing quality TV / Janet McCabe and Kim Akass -- Quality control: The daily show, the Peabody and brand discipline / Jimmie L. Reeves, Mark C. Rogers and Michael M. Epstein -- Inside American television drama: quality is not what is produced but what it produces / Peter Dunne -- Quality US TV: a buyer's perspective / Dermot Horan -- CSI: crime scene investigation: Quality, the fifth channel and 'America's finest' / Ian Goode -- The problem of quality television: television schedules, audience demographics and cultural policy in New Zealand / Geoff Lealand -- HBO and the concept of quality TV / Jane Feuer -- Seeing and knowing: reflexivity and quality / Jonathan Bignell -- Quality and creativity in TV: the work of television storytellers / Máire Messenger Davies -- Mark Lawson talks to David Chaase / Mark Lawson -- Writing music for quality TV: an interview with W.G. 'Snuffy' Walden / Peter Kaye -- Read any good television lately? television companion books and quality TV / David Lavery -- Lost in transition: from post-network to post-television / Roberta Pearson.
- 9781845115111 and 1845115112
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -286) and index.
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