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The origins and practice of science on British television
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    Boon T, Gouyon J-B
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    London, UK
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    470, 483
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    Conboy M,Steel J
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    Routledge companion to British media history
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    Media History, History of Science, History of Science on television, History of Science Communication
Television has become prominent as a medium at the same time as science and technology were becoming the major factors influencing public life in Britain. This chapter examines what science on television meant for several group of historical actors, viewers, scientists, broadcasters, and producers. It draws insights from the study of the history of the BBC Horizon series, and put it in contrast with the special case of natural history television. This chapter’s content is influenced by the rudimentary state of scholarship on the topic. And it calls for more research to be done on the history of British television science.
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