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The Television Studio Production Handbook

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  • Lyndsay Duthie
  • Lucy Brown
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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherI.B. Tauris
Number of pages350
ISBN (Print)9781784536282, 9781786720412
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2016


The TV Studio Production Handbook explains the production process from beginning to end and covers everything media students need to know to create a successful studio television programme. It is a fascinating and insightful read for those starting out in the industry and an invaluable resource for students of media, film and TV. The handbook is packed with interviews from top TV executives from the UK, USA, Australia and China and includes live case studies from hit international formats covering every genre from reality, to drama to news with running orders and scripts from Britain’s Got Talent, Big Brother, Coronation Street, The Chase, Teletubbies, Channel 4 News and more! The book breaks things down genre by genre and explores pre-production, casting, scripting, as well as all the required paperwork from call sheets to running orders.

This book is a contemporary one-stop handbook containing useful exercises, tips, scripts and exclusive interviews with renowned TV professionals as well as examining the future of studio and the multiplatform opportunities.


Lucy Brown and Lyndsay Duthie, The Television Studio Production Handbook (New York: I.B. Tauris, 2016), ISBN: 9781784536282

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