British Youth Television

Transnational Teens, Industry, Genre

  • Faye Woods

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Framing

  3. Fiction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Faye Woods
      Pages 107-141
  4. Factual

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Faye Woods
      Pages 225-251
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 253-267

About this book


In this book, Faye Woods explores the raucous, cheeky, intimate voice of British youth television. This is the first study of a complete television system targeting teens and twenty somethings, chronicling a period of significant industrial change in the early 21st century. British Youth Television offers a snapshot of the complexities of contemporary television from a British standpoint — youth-focused programming that blossomed in the commercial expansion of the digital era, yet indelibly shaped by public service broadcasting, and now finding its feet on proliferating platforms. Considering BBC Three, My Mad Fat DiaryThe InbetweenersOur War and Made in Chelsea, amongst others; Woods identifies a television that is defiantly British, yet also has a complex transatlantic relationship with US teen TV. This book creates a space for British voices in an academic and cultural landscape dominated by the American teenager.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Faye Woods
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ReadingReadingUnited Kingdom

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