We can all say whether or not we like this or that TV programme, but how can you set about analysing it and formulating an informed critical response to it? What sort of things do you need to know? How can you discuss practical topics like lighting, camera work and editing, together with your insights into class, gender and politics? This invaluable book will tell you how. There are chapters on each of the major forms of TV output, as well as advice on researching, preparing and presenting a project, suggestions to help students expand their reading and knowledge of the subject, a detailed glossary of technical terms and phrases and a short, useful index.