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The origins and practice of science on British television

Boon, T; Gouyon, J-B; (2014) The origins and practice of science on British television. In: Conboy, M and Steel, J, (eds.) Routledge companion to British media history. (470 - 483). Routledge: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

Television has become prominent as a medium at the same time as science and technology were becoming the major factors influencing public life in Britain. This chapter examines what science on television meant for several group of historical actors, viewers, scientists, broadcasters, and producers. It draws insights from the study of the history of the BBC Horizon series, and put it in contrast with the special case of natural history television. This chapter’s content is influenced by the rudimentary state of scholarship on the topic. And it calls for more research to be done on the history of British television science.

Type: Book chapter
Title: The origins and practice of science on British television
ISBN-13: 978-0-415-53718-6
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
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Additional information: © The author(s). This chapter has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. You are authorised to use these files under the conditions stated here: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
Keywords: Media History, History of Science, History of Science on television, History of Science Communication
UCL classification: UCL
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1452350
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