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The Quiz Show

Su Holmes


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 programmes such as Double Your Money, Twenty-One, The Price is Right, Who Wants to be a Millionaire and The Weakest Link to the controversial ‘Call TV Quiz’ phenomenon, topics covered include the relationship between quiz shows and genre; the early broadcast history of the quiz show, questions of institutional regulation; quiz show form; ‘ordinary’ people as performers, and the relationship between t ... More

Keywords: Television, Genre, British TV, TV history, Quiz, Game, ‘Ordinary’ people, Capitalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780748627523
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627523.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Su Holmes, author