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From A To B (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Bonang Matheba From A To B (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
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R225 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R25 (11%) In stock

Bonang Matheba has built up her brand, making her face the most recognisable one in South Africa.

Is this a self-help book? Not quite. This is the story of how a girl from Mafikeng in the North West found her face next to that of Halle Berry’s in a worldwide Revlon campaign. The most important lesson from the book, as the subtitle suggests, will be that no one is born made – we all have to work very hard. Much like Bonang did.

While she has given some access into her life through media interviews, Bonang is yet to detail the journey that saw her become a successful, multi-talented businesswoman and TV and radio personality. This book will be a look into Bonang’s life that she has never made public.

Cliffhanger - Confessions Of A Shock Jock (Paperback): Gareth Cliff Cliffhanger - Confessions Of A Shock Jock (Paperback)
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R210 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R29 (14%) In stock

From campus radio to host of South Africa’s biggest youth breakfast show to pioneering his own online hub, Gareth Cliff has always claimed the headlines with his brand of strong opinion and whiplash wit. He has been suspended from the airwaves or crucified by his critics more times than he can remember – whether for interviewing himself as Jesus or comparing Shaka Zulu to Cecil John Rhodes.

Most recently, Cliff was fired by M-Net as one of the Idols judges after facing accusations of racism over the Penny Sparrow incident. He fought back, employing the services of the EFF’s Dali Mpofu, and was reinstated.

In Cliffhanger, South Africa’s controversial shock jock goes behind the scenes to give you a first-hand account of the highs and lows of the past two decades.

From Whiskey To Water (Paperback): Sam Cowen From Whiskey To Water (Paperback)
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R240 R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Save R18 (7%) In stock

"My name is Samantha and Iím an alcoholic. At the time of writing, Iíve been sober for 13 years, 11 months and 16 days. And yes I still count. I promised I would never speak about it publicly until my children understood what that meant, that mommy was an alcoholic. I think they may have understood long before I did."

From Whiskey To Water is the no-holds-barred memoir by one of South Africaís most loved radio talk show hosts, Sam Cowen. Having kept her alcohol addiction well away from the public eye for over 14 years, in this tell-all tale, Sam finds the courage to talk about her struggle with her addiction to whiskey, food and finally to a passion that saved her life Ė marathon swimming. Told in her characteristically hilarious dead-pan style, this is one of the bravest books youíll read this year.

"So this is a book on how I stopped drinking? No, itís not. Itís how I stopped drinking, started eating, became clinically severely obese, stopped eating (everything that wasnít nailed down) and swam my way to freedom. No, itís not. Itís actually about addiction and learning and sadness and anxiety and love and drive. Itís about channelling the unchangeable into the miraculous. Itís about dragons and learning how to put them to sleep when you canít slay them. Itís about being my own Daenarys."

Daar Doer in Die Fliek (Afrikaans, Paperback): Leon van Nierop Daar Doer in Die Fliek (Afrikaans, Paperback)
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R350 R329 Discovery Miles 3 290 Save R21 (6%) Within 10 - 15 working days

Daar doer in die fliek sluit aan by die televisiereeks met dieselfde naam wat op kykNet uitgesaai is. Die omvangryke boek gee 'n oorsig oor die ontwikkeling van Afrikaanse rolprente vanaf die heel vroegste stilprente tot en met die heel nuutste rolprente van ons tyd. Die geskiedenis begin met die dokumentere films wat tydens die Anglo-Boereoorlog gemaak is en die epiese De Voortrekkers uit die tyd van die stilprente. Daarna word gedetailleerde aandag aan elke dekade van die 20ste eeu gegee met belangrike figure soos Pierre de Wet, Jamie Uys, Emil Nofal Jans Rautenbach, Katinka Heyns, Leon Schuster en Dirk de Villiers. Die titel is ontleen aan Jamie Uys se baanbreker-rolprent van 1951, Daar doer in die bosveld, wat die begin was van Uys se hoogs suksesvolle loopbaan met rolprente soos Lord oom Piet en die internasionale treffer The gods must be crazy. Van Nierop kon gebruik maak van skaars rolprente in KykNet se videoteek en in die Nasionale filmargief. Talle onderhoude met akteurs, regisseurs en vervaardigers gee eerstehandse inligting oor die vervaardiging van bekende en suksesvolle rolprente. Alhoewel die klem op Afrikaanse rolprente val, word ook na baanbreker-rolprente in Engels en die inheemse tale verwys. Ten slotte word besondere aandag gegee aan die opbloei van die Afrikaanse rolprente in die eerste twee dekades van die 21ste eeu, waardeur talentvolle mense die geleentheid kry om aan hul drome uiting te gee. Die boek is Leon van Nierop se huldeblyk aan een van die oudste rolprentindustriee in die wereld. Die ontwikkeling van die Suid-Afrikaanse rolprentkuns word met 'n groot aantal fotoís geillustreer.

Talking As Fast As I Can - From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between (Paperback): Lauren Graham Talking As Fast As I Can - From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between (Paperback)
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R214 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R68 (32%) Within 8 - 15 working days

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER: with a new bonus chapter

In this collection of personal essays, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood reveals stories about life, love, and working as a woman in Hollywood-along with behind-the-scenes dispatches from the set of the new Gilmore Girls, where she plays the fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore once again.

In Talking As Fast As I Can, Lauren Graham hits pause for a moment and looks back on her life, sharing laugh-out-loud stories about growing up, starting out as an actress, and, years later, sitting in her trailer on the Parenthood set and asking herself, "Did you, um, make it?" She opens up about the challenges of being single in Hollywood ("Strangers were worried about me; that's how long I was single!"), the time she was asked to audition her butt for a role, and her experience being a judge onProject Runway ("It's like I had a fashion-induced blackout").

In "What It Was Like, Part One," Graham sits down for an epic Gilmore Girls marathon and reflects on being cast as the fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore. The essay "What It Was Like, Part Two" reveals how it felt to pick up the role again nine years later, and what doing so has meant to her.

Some more things you will learn about Lauren: She once tried to go vegan just to bond with Ellen DeGeneres, she's aware that meeting guys at awards shows has its pitfalls ("If you're meeting someone for the first time after three hours of hair, makeup, and styling, you've already set the bar too high"), and she's a card-carrying REI shopper ("My bungee cords now earn points!").

Including photos and excerpts from the diary Graham kept during the filming of the recent Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, this book is like a cozy night in, catching up with your best friend, laughing and swapping stories, and-of course-talking as fast as you can.

The Co-Op's Got Bananas - A Memoir of Growing Up in the Post-War North (Paperback): Hunter Davies The Co-Op's Got Bananas - A Memoir of Growing Up in the Post-War North (Paperback)
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R218 R171 Discovery Miles 1 710 Save R47 (22%) Within 8 - 15 working days

Despite the struggle to make ends meet during the tough years of warfare in the 1940s and rationing persisting until the early 1950s, life could still be sweet. Especially if you were a young boy, playing football with your pals, saving up to go to the movies at the weekend, and being captivated by the latest escapade of Dick Barton on the radio. Chocolate might be scarce, and bananas would be a pipe dream, but you could still have fun. In an excellent social memoir from one of the UK's premier columnists over the past five decades, Hunter Davies captures this period beautifully. His memoir of growing up in post-war North of England from 1945 onwards, amid the immense damage wrought by the Second World War, and the dreariness of life on rationing, very little luxuries and an archaic educational system, should be one that will resonate with thousands of readers across Britain. In the same vein as Robert Douglas's Night Song of the Last Tram - A Glasgow Childhood and Alan Johnson's This Boy, Hunter's memories of a hard life laced with glorious moments of colour and emotion will certainly strike a vein with his generation.

Talking As Fast As I Can - From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between (Paperback): Lauren Graham Talking As Fast As I Can - From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between (Paperback)
Lauren Graham
R275 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R39 (14%) Within 4 - 8 working days

A funny, intimate memoir by Lauren Graham, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, which recounts her experiences on Gilmore Girls - the first and second time - and shares stories about life, love, and working in Hollywood. Intimate, hilarious, and down-to earth, Talking As Fast As I Can is perfect for fans of Mindy Kaling, Amy Poehler and Amy Schumer. "This book contains some stories from my life: the awkward growing up years, the confusing dating years, the fulfilling working years, and what it was like to be asked to play one of my favorite characters again. You probably think I'm talking about my incredible achievement as Dolly in Hello, Dolly! as a Langley High School junior, a performance my dad called "you're so much taller than the other kids." But no! I'm talking about Lorelai Gilmore, who, back in 2008, I wasn't sure I'd ever see again. Also included: tales of living on a houseboat, meeting guys at awards shows, and that time I was asked to be a butt model. A hint: all three made me seasick."-Lauren Graham

Television's Strangest Moments - Extraordinary But True Tales from the History of TV (Paperback): Quentin Falk, Ben Falk Television's Strangest Moments - Extraordinary But True Tales from the History of TV (Paperback)
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R225 R178 Discovery Miles 1 780 Save R47 (21%) Within 8 - 15 working days

Ever since John Logie Baird first publicly demonstrated this now all-pervasive medium in his small Soho laboratory, the history of television has been littered with remarkable but true tales of the unexpected. Ranging from bizarre stories of actors' shenanigans to strange but true executive and marketing decisions, and covering over one hundred shows, series and episodes from both behind and in front of the camera in British and American television studios, 'Television's Strangest Moments' is the ultimate tome of TV trivia. Why did the quintessential English sleuth The Saint drive a Swedish car? What happened when Michael Aspel met Nora Batty on the set of the 1960s drama-documentary 'The War Game'? Why is the Halloween chiller 'Ghostwatch' still unofficially banned by the BBC? From live TV suicide to Ricky Martin's disastrous candid camera-style episode involving a young female fan and several cans of dog food, 'Television's Strangest Moments' will keep you hooked when there's nothing worth watching on the box.

Talking As Fast As I Can - From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between (Hardcover): Lauren Graham Talking As Fast As I Can - From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between (Hardcover)
Lauren Graham
R399 R312 Discovery Miles 3 120 Save R87 (22%) Within 8 - 15 working days

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn this collection of personal essays, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood reveals stories about life, love, and working as a woman in Hollywood-along with behind-the-scenes dispatches from the set of the new Gilmore Girls, where she plays the fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore once again.In Talking as Fast as I Can, Lauren Graham hits pause for a moment and looks back on her life, sharing laugh-out-loud stories about growing up, starting out as an actress, and, years later, sitting in her trailer on the Parenthood set and asking herself, "Did you, um, make it?" She opens up about the challenges of being single in Hollywood ("Strangers were worried about me; that's how long I was single!"), the time she was asked to audition her butt for a role, and her experience being a judge onProject Runway ("It's like I had a fashion-induced blackout").In "What It Was Like, Part One," Graham sits down for an epic Gilmore Girls marathon and reflects on being cast as the fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore. The essay "What It Was Like, Part Two" reveals how it felt to pick up the role again nine years later, and what doing so has meant to her.Some more things you will learn about Lauren: She once tried to go vegan just to bond with Ellen DeGeneres, she's aware that meeting guys at awards shows has its pitfalls ("If you're meeting someone for the first time after three hours of hair, makeup, and styling, you've already set the bar too high"), and she's a card-carrying REI shopper ("My bungee cords now earn points!").Including photos and excerpts from the diary Graham kept during the filming of the recent Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, this book is like a cozy night in, catching up with your best friend, laughing and swapping stories, and-of course-talking as fast as you can.

It's All News to Me (Paperback): Jeremy Vine It's All News to Me (Paperback)
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R216 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R48 (22%) Within 8 - 15 working days

Jeremy Vine is one of the most successful broadcasters of recent years and in 2012 clocks up a quarter of a century at the BBC. In It's All News to Me, he takes a look back over his career from the very first day when he arrived at broadcasting house, (by coincidence an inauspicious news day - the fateful Black Monday of 1987.) Jeremy explains his big break as a Today programme reporter when he was fired at by a sniper during the early days of the war in Bosnia; he walks us through the corridors of Westminster in the 1990s when he was a political correspondent, trying to deal with the likes of Alastair Campbell and Peter Mandelson; he reflects on the steep learning curve that was his posting as African correspondent at the turn of the millennium; and his return to the UK where he was dubbed Paxman's "mini-me" on Newsnight. He also explains what it's like presenting Radio 2's lunchtime show and talking to 6 million listeners - people who, as he puts it "have better stories than we do." Written in Jeremy's unmistakably lively and self-deprecating voice, It's All News to Mepaints a vivid picture of what it's like to be trapped inside the BBC - arguably the most interesting organisation in the country - for 25 years. It's also about our obsession with news - just exactly how and why it happens - and the power of real life stories versus the media's desire to shape them.

Splashed! - A Life from Print to Panorama (Paperback): Tom Mangold Splashed! - A Life from Print to Panorama (Paperback)
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R315 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R51 (16%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Tom Mangold is known to millions as the face of BBC TV's flagship current affairs programme Panorama and as its longest-serving reporter. Splashed! is the 'antidote to the conventional journalist's autobiography' - a compelling, hilarious and raucous revelation of the events that marked an extraordinary life in journalism.Mangold describes his National Service in Germany, where he worked part-time as a smuggler, through his years in the 1950s on Fleet Street's most ruthless newspapers, a time when chequebook journalism ruled and shamelessness was a major skill. Recruited by the BBC, he spent forty years as a broadcaster, developing a reputation for war reporting and major investigations.From world exclusives with fallen women in the red-top days to chaotic interviews with Presidents, Splashed! offers a rare glimpse of the personal triumphs and disasters of a life in reporting, together with fascinating revelations about the stories that made the headlines on Mangold's remarkable journey from print to Panorama.

The Co-Op's Got Bananas - A Memoir of Growing Up in the Post-War North (Hardcover): Hunter Davies The Co-Op's Got Bananas - A Memoir of Growing Up in the Post-War North (Hardcover)
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R408 R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Save R94 (23%) Within 8 - 15 working days

Despite the struggle to make ends meet during the tough years of warfare in the 1940s and rationing persisting until the early 1950s, life could still be sweet. Especially if you were a young boy, playing football with your pals, saving up to go to the movies at the weekend, and being captivated by the latest escapade of Dick Barton on the radio. Chocolate might be scarce, and bananas would be a pipe dream, but you could still have fun. In an excellent social memoir from one of the UK's premier columnists over the past five decades, Hunter Davies captures this period beautifully. His memoir of growing up in post-war North of England from 1945 onwards, amid the immense damage wrought by the Second World War, and the dreariness of life on rationing, very little luxuries and an archaic educational system, should be one that will resonate with thousands of readers across Britain. In the same vein as Robert Douglas's Night Song of the Last Tram - A Glasgow Childhood and Alan Johnson's This Boy, Hunter's memories of a hard life laced with glorious moments of colour and emotion will certainly strike a vein with his generation.

The Political Spectrum - The Tumultuous Liberation of Wireless Technology, from Herbert Hoover to the Smartphone (Hardcover):... The Political Spectrum - The Tumultuous Liberation of Wireless Technology, from Herbert Hoover to the Smartphone (Hardcover)
Thomas Winslow Hazlett
R631 R467 Discovery Miles 4 670 Save R164 (26%) Within 7 - 11 working days

From the former chief economist of the FCC, a remarkable history of the U.S. government's regulation of the airwaves Popular legend has it that before the Federal Radio Commission was established in 1927, the radio spectrum was in chaos, with broadcasting stations blasting powerful signals to drown out rivals. In this fascinating and entertaining history, Thomas Winslow Hazlett, a distinguished scholar in law and economics, debunks the idea that the U.S. government stepped in to impose necessary order. Instead, regulators blocked competition at the behest of incumbent interests and, for nearly a century, have suppressed innovation while quashing out-of-the-mainstream viewpoints. Hazlett details how spectrum officials produced a "vast wasteland" that they publicly criticized but privately protected. The story twists and turns, as farsighted visionaries-and the march of science-rise to challenge the old regime. Over decades, reforms to liberate the radio spectrum have generated explosive progress, ushering in the "smartphone revolution," ubiquitous social media, and the amazing wireless world now emerging. Still, the author argues, the battle is not even half won.

Pinkoes and Traitors - The BBC and the Nation, 1974-1987 (Paperback, Main): Jean Seaton Pinkoes and Traitors - The BBC and the Nation, 1974-1987 (Paperback, Main)
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R265 R207 Discovery Miles 2 070 Save R58 (22%) Within 8 - 15 working days

This compelling account of a turbulent period in the history of the BBC opens at a time of national decline under the Labour governments of Harold Wilson and James Callaghan, and ends during Margaret Thatcher's iconoclastic Conservative premiership. The intervening years saw mass unemployment, trade union strikes and war in Northern Ireland and the Falklands - as well as legendary BBC programmes such as Live Aid, Fawlty Towers and Dad's Army, The Singing Detective and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and David Attenborough's Life on Earth. Comprehensively revised and expanded for this new edition, Jean Seaton's perceptive study presents an absorbing analysis of an institution that both reflects Britain and has helped to define it.

Between Breaths - A Memoir of Panic and Addiction (Paperback): Elizabeth Vargas Between Breaths - A Memoir of Panic and Addiction (Paperback)
Elizabeth Vargas
R304 R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Save R70 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days

From the moment she uttered the brave and honest words, "I am an alcoholic," to interview George Stephanopoulos, Elizabeth Vargas began writing her story, as her experiences were still raw. Now, in BETWEEN BREATHS, Vargas discusses her accounts of growing up with anxiety-which began suddenly at the age of six when her father served in Vietnam-and how she dealt with this anxiety as she came of age, to her eventually turning to alcohol for relief. She tells of how she found herself living in denial, about the extent of her addiction and keeping her dependency a secret for so long. She addresses her time in rehab, her first year of sobriety, and the guilt she felt as a working mother who had never found the right balance. Honest and hopeful, BETWEEN BREATHS is an inspiring read.

Is Anything Happening? - My Life as a Newsman (Paperback): Robin Lustig Is Anything Happening? - My Life as a Newsman (Paperback)
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R512 R387 Discovery Miles 3 870 Save R125 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days

In the days before mobile phones, the internet and 24-hour news channels, the easiest way for a British foreign correspondent to find out what was going on in the world was to phone the local office of Reuters news agency and ask: 'Is anything happening?'That's how the award-winning BBC reporter and presenter Robin Lustig started out in journalism, working for Reuters as an agency man. During a distinguished career spanning more than forty years, he watched the world of news change beyond recognition, as he reported on terror attacks, wars and political coups.In this witty and illuminating memoir, Lustig looks back on his life as a newsman, from coming under fire in Pakistan to reporting on the fall of the Berlin Wall; from meeting Nelson Mandela to covering Princess Diana's sudden death.Back in the studio, Lustig lets us in through the BBC's back door for a candid, behind-the-scenes look at some of his triumphs and disasters working for the nation's favourite broadcaster.He writes of his childhood as the son of refugees from Nazi Germany and, drawing on thirty years of reporting about the Middle East, he comes to a startling conclusion about the establishment of the state of Israel. Astute, incisive and frequently hilarious, Is Anything Happening? is both an irresistible personal memoir and an insightful reflection on world events over the past forty-five years.

Stop the Clocks - Thoughts on What I Leave Behind (Hardcover): Joan Bakewell Stop the Clocks - Thoughts on What I Leave Behind (Hardcover)
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R454 R353 Discovery Miles 3 530 Save R101 (22%) Within 8 - 15 working days

Joan Bakewell has led a varied, sometimes breathless life: she has been a teacher, copywriter, studio manager, broadcaster, journalist, the government's Voice of Older People and chair of the theatre company Shared Experience. She has written four radio plays, two novels and an autobiography -- The Centre of The Bed. Now in her 80s, she is still broadcasting. Though it may look as though she is now part of the establishment - a Dame, President of Birkbeck College, a Member of the House of Lords as Baroness Bakewell of Stockport - she's anything but and remains outspoken and courageous. In Stop the Clocks, she muses on all she has lived through, how the world has changed and considers the things and values she will be leaving behind.Stop the Clocks is a book of musings, a look back at what she was given by her family, at the times in which she grew up - ranging from the minutiae of life such as the knowledge of how to darn and how to make a bed properly with hospital corners, to the bigger lessons of politics, of lovers, of betrayal. She talks of the present, of her family, of friends and literature - and talks too of what she will leave behind. This is a thoughtful, moving and spirited book as only could be expected from this extraordinary woman.

Reality TV - An Insider's Guide to TV's Hottest Market (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Troy Devolld Reality TV - An Insider's Guide to TV's Hottest Market (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Troy Devolld
R397 R303 Discovery Miles 3 030 Save R94 (24%) Within 8 - 15 working days
Streaming, Sharing, Stealing - Big Data and the Future of Entertainment (Paperback): Michael D. Smith, Rahul Telang Streaming, Sharing, Stealing - Big Data and the Future of Entertainment (Paperback)
Michael D. Smith, Rahul Telang
R353 R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Save R83 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days

"[The authors explain] gently yet firmly exactly how the internet threatens established ways and what can and cannot be done about it. Their book should be required for anyone who wishes to believe that nothing much has changed." -- The Wall Street Journal"Packed with examples, from the nimble-footed who reacted quickly to adapt their businesses, to laggards who lost empires." -- Financial TimesTraditional network television programming has always followed the same script: executives approve a pilot, order a trial number of episodes, and broadcast them, expecting viewers to watch a given show on their television sets at the same time every week. But then came Netflix's House of Cards. Netflix gauged the show's potential from data it had gathered about subscribers' preferences, ordered two seasons without seeing a pilot, and uploaded the first thirteen episodes all at once for viewers to watch whenever they wanted on the devices of their choice. In this book, Michael Smith and Rahul Telang, experts on entertainment analytics, show how the success of House of Cards upended the film and TV industries -- and how companies like Amazon and Apple are changing the rules in other entertainment industries, notably publishing and music. We're living through a period of unprecedented technological disruption in the entertainment industries. Just about everything is affected: pricing, production, distribution, piracy. Smith and Telang discuss niche products and the long tail, product differentiation, price discrimination, and incentives for users not to steal content. To survive and succeed, businesses have to adapt rapidly and creatively. Smith and Telang explain how.How can companies discover who their customers are, what they want, and how much they are willing to pay for it? Data. The entertainment industries, must learn to play a little "moneyball." The bottom line: follow the data.

Hello Again - Nine decades of radio voices (Paperback): Simon Elmes Hello Again - Nine decades of radio voices (Paperback)
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R217 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R48 (22%) Within 8 - 15 working days

It's now ninety years since the BBC made its first broadcast and the British love affair with radio began. This book is a journey through that fascinating history and a celebration of the many wonderful voices that were part of it: Marion Cran, who pioneered the first gardening programme in the 1920s; The Goons and Kenneth Horne, comedy greats of the 1950s; John Peel, Alan Freeman, Kenny Everett and other heroes of the pirate stations; all the way up to Eddie Mair, Fi Glover and Danny Baker, the much-loved voices of today. A delightful blend of insight, history and nostalgia, Hello Again will appeal to any radio aficionado.

Getting Out Alive - News, Sport and Politics at the BBC (Hardcover): Roger Mosey Getting Out Alive - News, Sport and Politics at the BBC (Hardcover)
Roger Mosey
R480 R395 Discovery Miles 3 950 Save R85 (18%) Within 8 - 15 working days

Delinquent presenters, controversial executive pay-offs, the Jimmy Savile scandal...The BBC is one of the most successful broadcasters in the world, but its programme triumphs are often accompanied by management crises and high-profile resignations.One of the most respected figures in the broadcasting industry, Roger Mosey has taken senior roles at the BBC for more than twenty years, including as editor of Radio 4's Today programme, head of television news and director of the London 2012 Olympic coverage.Now, in Getting Out Alive, Mosey reveals the hidden underbelly of the BBC, lifting the lid on the angry tirades from politicians and spin doctors, the swirling accusations of bias from left and right alike, and the perils of provoking Margaret Thatcher.Along the way, this remarkable memoir charts the pleasures and pitfalls of life at the top of an organisation that is variously held up as a treasured British institution and cast down as a lumbering, out-of-control behemoth.Engaging, candid and very funny, Getting Out Alive is a true insider account of how the BBC works, why it succeeds and where it falls down.

Radio Fields - Anthropology and Wireless Sound in the 21st Century (Paperback): Lucas Bessire Radio Fields - Anthropology and Wireless Sound in the 21st Century (Paperback)
Lucas Bessire; Afterword by Faye D. Ginsburg, Daniel Fisher
R580 R506 Discovery Miles 5 060 Save R74 (13%) Within 8 - 15 working days

Radio is the most widespread electronic medium in the world today. As a form of technology that is both durable and relatively cheap, radio remains central to the everyday lives of billions of people around the globe. It is used as a call for prayer in Argentina and Appalachia, to organize political protest in Mexico and Libya, and for wartime communication in Iraq and Afghanistan. In urban centres it is played constantly in shopping malls, waiting rooms, and classrooms. Yet despite its omnipresence, it remains the media form least studied by anthropologists. Radio Fields employs ethnographic methods to reveal the diverse domains in which radio is imagined, deployed, and understood. Drawing on research from six continents, the volume demonstrates how the particular capacities and practices of radio provide singular insight into diverse social worlds, ranging from aboriginal Australia to urban Zambia. Together, the contributors address how radio creates distinct possibilities for rethinking such fundamental concepts as culture, communication, community, and collective agency.

Television on the Wild, Wild Web - How to Blaze Your Own Trail on the Wild, Wild Web (Paperback): Marx H. Pyle Television on the Wild, Wild Web - How to Blaze Your Own Trail on the Wild, Wild Web (Paperback)
Marx H. Pyle
R376 R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Save R87 (23%) Within 8 - 15 working days
Sports on Television - The How and Why Behind What You See (Hardcover): Dennis Deninger Sports on Television - The How and Why Behind What You See (Hardcover)
Dennis Deninger
R2,002 Discovery Miles 20 020 Within 8 - 15 working days

In "Sports on Television," Dennis Deninger provides an all-encompassing view of the sports television industry. He progresses from the need for this book, to the history of the industry and discipline, to the pioneering events of sports broadcasting and sports television, to a nuts-and bolts, behind-the-scenes look at a sports television production. All the while, he examines the impact that sports and the mass media have had (and are continuing to have) on one another and on society.

Television Criticism (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Victoria J. O'Donnell Television Criticism (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Victoria J. O'Donnell
R1,343 Discovery Miles 13 430 Within 8 - 15 working days

Television Criticism presents an original treatment of television criticism with a foundational approach to the nature of criticism. Readers gain an understanding of the business of television and production background in creating television style and are presented with in-depth chapters on storytelling, narrative theories, and television genres. The author also includes chapters on the interaction of rhetoric and cultural studies theories, representation, and postmodernism. This book presents new and comprehensive guidelines for analysis and criticism, and it has a sample critique of the television program Parenthood. This updated second edition reflects the changes in the ways television is viewed and the impact of the Internet on television. It explores how the Internet provides opportunities to enhance television analysis and criticism. Division into four parts (Part I: Orientation, Part II: Formal Aspects of Television, Part III: Theoretical Approaches to Television Criticism, and Part IV: Critical Applications) allows for a clear presentation of the concepts.

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