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Alpha House and the State of Satire

Alpha House

Amazon’s first original series; a comedy centred round the dubious deal-making and general skewering of politics that become inevitable as four house-sharing US senators try to survive election year. John Winterson Richards reflects on whether or not this was a balanced view, or simple Republican bashing?

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That TV Year - 1963

That TV Year 1963

In spite of all the major domestic news stories of 1963; The Great Train Robbery, The Profumo Affair, everything else was eclipsed by the world shattering events in Dallas Texas on 22nd November.

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The Shakespeare Collection

The Shakespeare Collection

In 1978, Cedric Messina persuaded the British Broadcasting Corporation to take on the task of filming the whole canon of William Shakespeare's plays for television, under the title The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare.

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Cops On The Box

Cops On The Box

Exploring the history of the scripted crime shows that we watch on our TV screens today which owe much to television's innovation of the 1950s.

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