Author: Jon Abbott
The face of 1980s television was shaped by a man who stayed behind the scenes. Stephen Cannell’s reluctant white knights—put-upon private eye James Rockford, World War II fly-boys the Black Sheep Squadron, hapless superhero Ralph Hinckley, fugitive mercenaries the A-Team, and maverick cop Hunter—traversed the television landscape from the 1970s to the 1990s. Cannell changed the face of the action-adventure genre, updating the crime-show format with a hybrid of rebellious morality, juvenile wit, intelligent sarcasm, and radical conservatism. This book discusses in detail the programs of the writer-producer and lists every episode of his award-winning productions from the early 1970s to the early ’90s. The book features publicity photos and descriptions of unsold pilots.
Author: Mark Dawidziak
Discusses the origins, plots, and personnel of the innovative television mystery show which starred Peter Falk as the scruffy Detective Columbo.
Author: William Harrington
When the wife of a wealthy store owner and her lover are murdered, Columbo fears that another round of Manson murders is beginning, and despite findings that have already implicated a suspect, the detective knows the worst is yet to come
Author: Jenny Hammerton
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Grab your rumpled raincoat, chomp down on a cigar, and rattle those pots and pans! It's time to braise, broil, chop, chill, grill, roast, and poach with world's most beloved sleuth! Columbo super-fan, Jenny Hammerton, offers an episode by episode guide to the food and drink so prominently featured throughout the greatest television detective series ever made. She guides you through cherry-picked, episode-specific recipes, and suggests ways to make your Columbo party, the talk of the town. Beyond the expected hard-boiled eggs and chili, you'll find many other ideas for delicious dinners that are sure to entice every armchair detective.Jenny is the proprietress of the wildly popular, Silver Screen Suppers blog site. She has plundered her archive (of more than 7000 movie star recipes) for the favorites of The Lieutenant himself, Peter Falk, and those of his many stellar co-stars. Rustle up a big batch of Johnny Cash's perfectly-seasoned Chili for a screening of Swan Song (with lots of chums). Serve Dick Van Dyke's delectable Breast of Chicken Florentine to your sweetie, while watching Negative Reaction. Pamper yourself with Janet Leigh's heavenly Cheese Souffl�, an indulgent dinner for one, with Forgotten Lady to entertain you."Food is an ever-present and enjoyable ingredient of the show. I can only commend author Jenny for her passion for the subject matter and her devotion to the Columbo cause. What you have here, is a fantastic collection of recipes suitable for every occasion."The Columbophile, internationally renowned Columbo expert
Author: Peter Falk
Publisher: Random House
In JUST ONE MORE THING, Peter Falk takes us on an acting journey that begins not in Hollywood but in Hartford, where he worked as a management analyst for the Connecticut State Budget Bureau. His time there was no more successful than an earlier attempt to find work with the Central Intelligence Agency. At loose ends, Falk turned to an old college interest: acting. He came to prominence as an actor in 1956 in the highly successful Off-Broadway revival of The Iceman Cometh with Jason Robards. Although he worked continuously for the next three years, bouncing from one Off-Broadway theater to the next, a theatrical agent advised him not to expect much work in motion pictures because of his glass eye. Surgeons had removed his right eye, along with a malignant tumor, when he was three years old. But in 1958, the actor made the jump to Hollywood, where he landed his first movie, Murder Incorporated, and was nominated for an Oscar. Next came Frank Capra's A Pocketful of Miracles starring Bette Davis, which garnered Falk his second Oscar nomination. Falk was a favorite among moviegoers during the 1960s, admired for his roles in classic comedies such as It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and The Great Race. However, it was through his collaboration with filmmaker John Cassavetes that Falk entered into his most creative period in 1970. Motion pictures such as Husbands and A Woman Under the Influence helped launch the independent film movement. Nevertheless, Falk continued to act in light film comedies, including The In-Laws and Neil Simon's The Cheap Detective and Murder by Death, among others. Yet it was through television that Falk reached his widest audience. He has portrayed the beloved Lt. Columbo since the 1970s, winning four Emmys. The series was so successful that ten years after it's demise, Columbo was re-launched, bringing Falk to a new generation of viewers. JUST ONE MORE THING also chronicles the author's more recent work, such as movie appearances in A Shark's Tale and Paul Reiser's The Thing About My Folks, as well stories of growing up in New York, Hollywood and Broadway luminaries, and the author's accomplished passion for drawing and painting.
Author: Peter Robson, Jennifer L Schulz
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
This collection examines law and justice on television in different countries around the world. It provides a benchmark for further study of the nature and extent of television coverage of justice in fictional, reality and documentary forms. It does this by drawing on empirical work from a range of scholars in different jurisdictions. Each chapter looks at the raw data of how much "justice" material viewers were able to access in the multi-channel world of 2014 looking at three phases: apprehension (police), adjudication (lawyers), and disposition (prison/punishment). All of the authors indicate how television developed in their countries. Some have extensive public service channels mixed with private media channels. Financing ranges from advertising to programme sponsorship to licensing arrangements. A few countries have mixtures of these. Each author also examines how "TV justice" has developed in their own particular jurisdiction. Readers will find interesting variations and thought-provoking similarities. There are a lot of television shows focussed on legal themes that are imported around the world. The authors analyse these as well. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in law, popular culture, TV, or justice and provides an important addition to the literature due to its grounding in empirical data.
Author: Candace Robb
Publisher: Diversion Publishing Corp.
“Fascinating...crisp, evocative writing.... The tapestry here is rich and varied.”—CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER Late spring in the year of our Lord 1370, and Owen Archer is anxious to leave Wales for home. His mission for the Duke of Lancaster complete, he attempts to arrange safe passage on a ship sailing for England, but the hanging of a stonemason interrupts his plans. On the surface it appears the young man was driven to suicide by a broken heart, but to Owen the signs all point to murder. As his investigation stretches on, however, Owen finds himself drawn into the influence of the leader of a Welsh rebellion whose manifesto speaks to his heart, and a choice is offered to him: join or die. Meanwhile, at home in York, Owen’s wife Lucie is troubled by rumors that her husband’s long absence is permanent, as well as threats by a customer who claims she was poisoned by a physic from the Wilton apothecary. Meanwhile, Lucie is tempted by the attentions of a friend’s steward, even as she uncovers a shattering betrayal in her own household.
Author: Scott V. Palmer
Columbo: The Series has been written to provide a look at the 44 episodes of the iconic television series that ran from 1971-78. The 1968 pilot film Prescription Murder is also included. Peter Falk starred as Lieutenant Columbo, a Los Angeles-based homicide detective who smoked cigars and wore a rumpled raincoat-no matter what the weather.
Author: Mary Jane Miller
Publisher: UBC Press
From Shakespeare to cop shows, sitcoms to docudramas, for over three decades the CBC has presented viewers with every variety of television drama and has become Canada's closest equivalent to a national theatre. Turn Up the Contrast is the first book to explore the content of Canadian television drama and is both a critical analysis and a survey history of how Canadians have used the medium to tell themselves their own stories. As a part of her research, Mary Jane Miller watched thousands of hours of television, sampling series and viewing in their entirety shorter programs such as movies and mini-series. Asking a variety of questions, she selected a number of programs for detailed analysis, and devotees of The Beachcombers, King of Kensington, Seeing Things, Cariboo Country, Wojeck or A Gift to Last will be pleased to find their favourites among those discussed at length. A University of British Columbia Press / CBC Enterprises Co-Publication.
Author: Les Brown
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
Some 3,000 entries (900 new) describe programs and personalities from the birth of the industry until today. In addition, coverage encompasses technological matters, legal issues and cases, mergers and acquisitions, terms and concepts, and events in the industry's history. The scope is international. Includes some small photos, but the temptation to litter the text with portraits and stills has been resisted.
Author: Darryl Lyman
Publisher: Jonathan David Pub
The author of acclaimed biographical works such as Great Jews in Music celebrates the lives of three hundred great Jewish performers -- including Billy Crystal, Lauren Bacall, Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Jerry Seinfeld, Morris Carnovsky, and George Burns. Generously illustrated in black and white, this refreshing look at some of the most popular entertainers of all time will inspire, instruct, and entertain.