Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Myth, Metaphor & Morality by Mark Field

By Mark Field

Accumulated essays protecting every one episode of the tv sequence Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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Even professional broadcasters, cynical of the results of political statements delivered ex parte without cross-examination, te nd to accept that it may be valuable for politicians to have some opportunity to say what they like how they like to the electorate. Certainly, without this institution, there might have been more 20 Television and Political Life overt interference in the programmes put out under normal editorial control. Britain has been slow to move towards the actual broadcasting of Parliament itself.

In the BBC departmental rivalries (and geographicaiones, sinee the News department was Britain: The Mysteries 0/ a Modus Vivendi 35 housed in a building ten miles from the rest of television) helped to keep the two forms of factual reporting developing separately from each other. In the middle of the 1970s, public debate about broadcasting and the evolution of several altogether new programme formats in ITV (in particular, the 'Weekend World' programme at London Weekend Television, presented by Peter Jay and produced by lohn Birt) forced a reconsideration of this ancient division.

The broadcasting system emerges from Parliament and in turn provides the country with a picture of political discourse dominated by Parliament. Broadcasting is therefore not part of a 'fourth estate', if such there be, but rather operates impartial brokerage within a prevailing political system, to which new admissions are very difficult to achieve. In Scotland and Wales nationalist parties have fought their way via election struggles into the arena of regional politics, and via party political broadcasts onto the television screen.

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