1. New documentary [electronic resource] : a critical introduction - Bruzzi, Stella 1962- 2000

    Book Recommended Reading for Reality TV (week 3), chapter 3 'New observational documentary: 'docusoaps'.

  2. Factual entertainment on British television - Charlotte Brunsdon, Catherine Johnson, Rachel Moseley, Helen Wheatley 02/2001

    Article Recommended Reading. The article looks at the rise of 'factual entertainment' in UK TV in the 1990's, examining various modes, styles and formats.

  3. Reacting to reality television: performance, audience and value - Beverley Skeggs, Helen Wood 2012

    Book Background Reading for Reality TV

  4. The spectacle of the real: from Hollywood to 'reality' TV and beyond - Geoff King 2005

    Book Background Reading for Reality TV

  5. Reality Television

    Chapter Background Reading. Bringing together a truly international spread of contributors from across the UK, US, South America, Mexico and Australia, this Handbook charts the field of television studies from issues of ownership and regulation through to reception and consumption. Separate chapters are dedicated to individually examining the roles of journalists, writers, cinematographers, producers and manufacturers in the production process, whilst others explore different formats including sport, novella and soap opera, news and current affairs, music and reality TV. The final section analyses the pivotal role played by audiences in the contexts of gender, race and class, and spans a range of topics from effects studies to audience consumption.