Penguin TV Companion, Paperback


Who were Lost in Space? Where did The League of Gentlemen live? When did the Eurovision Song Contest begin? And what does a 'gaffer' actually do? "The Penguin TV Companion" - fully revised, updated and expanded - answers all of these questions, and thousands more.

It includes: more than 2,300 programmes, with cast lists, transmission dates, detailed synopses and loads more, from Dallas to Downton Abbey, Porridge to Peep Show and The Woodentops to The Wire; and more than 1,500 entries for major TV people - actors, writers, producers and others, from Des O'Connor to Dermot O'Leary, Joanna Lumley to Nigella Lawson and Harry Corbett to James Corden.

In this title: technical terms are explained; major broadcasters are profiled; new star ratings, revealing the best, and the worst, of seventy-five years of viewing are included; and, DVD availability highlighted.

This is the most comprehensive and addictive book on television you could ever want.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 1072 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Television
  • ISBN: 9780241952917



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