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Cult British TV comedy: From Reeves and Mortimer to Psychoville

Leon Hunt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719083778
eISBN:
9781781705865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083778.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

The TV debut of Vic Reeves Big Night Out on Channel 4 in 1990 is often seen as marking a turning point for British TV Comedy, ushering in what is often characterised as the ‘post-alternative’ era. ... More


The ‘Zooniverse’ and other (furnished) comic worlds

Leon Hunt

in Cult British TV comedy: From Reeves and Mortimer to Psychoville

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719083778
eISBN:
9781781705865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083778.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

According to Umberto Eco, the cult text must provide a ‘completely furnished world so that its fans can quote characters and episodes as if they were aspects of the fan’s sectarian world.’ While Eco ... More


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