Funny things that happen in television by John Mead
This is the true story of a life lived behind the television cameras. John Mead worked his way up from BFN radio and acting in weekly rep to announcing for Granada before eventually becoming one the most respected television producers and directors in Wales, working for HTV and its predecessor TWW. Paperback £6.99+p&p, hardback £18.99+p&p
From ATVLand in Colour
This documentary in a 2 disc set tells the story of the affectionately known ATVLand the ATV Centre in Birmingham, from its beginnings to its ultimate closure in 1997 and beyond, celebrating some of the great programmes that came from the studios throughout its working life. DVD £17.99
The Trials and Triumphs of Les Dawson by Louis Barfe
Les Dawson: a comedian who, more than any other, spoke for the phlegmatic, resigned, sarcastic, glorious British way of life. This is his story. Hardback £19.99*
Off The Telly: The Best Bits of the British TV Website 1999-2009 by Graham Kibble-White and Mark Jones
From programmes universally regarded as TV classics, to little-known gems unlikely ever to find their way into a Blu-ray boxiest,if you love TV, you should enjoy OTTs (well-viewed) views of it. All profits from the sale of this book are to be donated to UK Alzheimer's charities. Book £16.99; download £3.99
Behind the Sofa edited by Steve Berry
Behind The Sofa is a collection of over 100 celebrity memories of Doctor Who, compiled in aid of Alzheimer's Research UK. Steve Berry decided to undertake this project in memory of his mother Janet, who suffered from Alzheimer's in her final years and passed away in 2009. The book has taken more than four years to put together and its publication has been "crowd-funded" by the pre-orders of an enthusiastic Whovian community. 100% of the book royalties, proceeds and net profit will be donated to Alzheimer's Research UK. Contributors include comedians Al Murray, Stephen Merchant, and Bill Oddie; actors Lynda Bellingham, Nicholas Parsons, and Rhys Thomas; writers Neil Gaiman, Jenny Colgan, Jonathan Ross and Charlie Brooker and politicians Louise Mensch and Tom Harris. £14.99
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