by Phil Redmond - £9.99 Cornerstone (Arrow Books Ltd) (2013)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780099569169 | ISBN 10: 0099569167
A masterclass in media studies from the creator of Grange Hill, Brookside and Hollyoaks. Described in Parliament as 'excellent' by Ed Vaizey, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
Swimming pool disasters. Drugs, and just say ‘no’. Flying sausages. School like you’d never seen it before.
Lesbian kisses. Bodies under patios. Exploding shops. Suburban life like you’d never seen it before.
Bad boys on bikes. Loveable geeks. Leggy blondes. Students like you’d never seen them before.
Three classic TV programmes. One TV genius. This is the behind-the-scenes story of how a working-class lad from the Liverpool suburbs went from living on a housing estate to buying one, and from comprehensive school dinners to lunch with the Queen. Along the way he learned a lot of lessons, broke all the rules, and changed television for ever.
(Price & availability last checked: November 2019)