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The Quiz Show

Su Holmes

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627523
eISBN:
9780748671212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627523.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

The quiz show has often been marginalised in studies of popular television. This book seeks to redress this neglect, while revisiting, updating and expanding on existing scholarship. Moving across ... More


Conclusion: ‘Not the Final Answer …’

Su Holmes

in The Quiz Show

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627523
eISBN:
9780748671212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627523.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

The Conclusion surveys the aims of the book: to offer an introduction to the study of the quiz show, while also contributing to the scholarly visibility of the genre. It argues that with regard to ... More


Quiz Show Histories

Su Holmes

in The Quiz Show

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627523
eISBN:
9780748671212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627523.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter explores the broadcast roots of the quiz show in the British and American contexts, while considering how the development of the genre was shaped by the differing national systems of ... More


Introduction: Game On

Su Holmes

in The Quiz Show

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627523
eISBN:
9780748671212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627523.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

The quiz/ game show has often been perceived to occupy a low place in the cultural hierarchy. The Introduction examines such perceptions, and considers why they might exist, drawing on comments from ... More


Genre and the Quiz Show

Su Holmes

in The Quiz Show

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627523
eISBN:
9780748671212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627523.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines the complex relations between quiz shows and genre. In doing so, it explores different approaches to genre (such as textual and discursive — drawing in particular on the work of ... More


Quiz Show Theory: Approaching the Programme Text

Su Holmes

in The Quiz Show

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627523
eISBN:
9780748671212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627523.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter explores how to analyse quiz shows at a textual level — using textual analysis. The chapter addresses how we might approach the analysis of the genre, focusing in particular on questions ... More


Knowledge in the Quiz Show

Su Holmes

in The Quiz Show

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627523
eISBN:
9780748671212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627523.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

The relationship between quiz shows and knowledge has been a key theme in quiz show scholarship — particularly in terms of how the quiz show has ideological implications. This chapter examines this ... More


The Quiz Show and ‘Ordinary’ People as Television Performers

Su Holmes

in The Quiz Show

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627523
eISBN:
9780748671212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627523.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Long before reality TV, ‘ordinary’ people provided a core spectacle in the quiz show — the genre invites ‘ordinary’ people into the ‘special’ space of television. This chapter examines how this ... More


‘Asking the Audience’: Quiz Shows and Their Viewers

Su Holmes

in The Quiz Show

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627523
eISBN:
9780748671212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627523.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Although quiz shows often encourage us to ‘play’ along, and they encode the participation of the audience into their textual form, there have been virtually no audience studies in this sphere. This ... More


KVN: Live television and improvised comedy in the Soviet Union, 1957–71

Andrew Janco

in Popular television in authoritarian Europe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719082399
eISBN:
9781781707302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082399.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Based on contemporary publications and interviews with production personnel, this chapter investigates the phenomenon of KVN (Club of the Merry and Quick-Witted / Klub veselykh i nakhodchivykh), a ... More


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