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Dad's Army: The Complete ScriptsDad's Army: The Complete Scripts
Jimmy Perry & David Croft
Published for the first time in one volume, the complete illustrated scripts of one of the greatest comedy series of all time. In addition to the 80 episodes, this book includes exclusive contributions from the actors, writers and producers of the series. Softcover, 880 pp. $45.00.

Nothings' SacredNothing's Sacred

Lewis Black
You've seen him on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart offering up his trademark angry observational humour on everything from politics to pop culture. You've seen his energetic stand-up performances on HBO, Comedy Central, and in venues across the globe. Now, for the first time, Lewis Black translates his volcanic eruptions into book form in Nothing's Sacred, a collection of rants against stupidity and authority, which oftentimes go hand in hand. Softcover, 250 pp. $17.95.

Reading Deadwood: A Western to Swear ByReading Deadwood: A Western to Swear By

David Lavery
In Reading Deadwood, an international cast of authoritative contributors assess Deadwood's many facets: it's profane language, its characters, its place in the western genre, its relationship to serial fiction, prostitution, the making of American civil society, the opening credits, and much more. Episode and character guides complete the book -- the Deadwood companion for fans and students to swear by. Softcover, 258 pp. $21.95.

Degrassi: GenerationsDegrassi: Generations

Kelly Ellis
Degrassi has been critically acclaimed for its refreshingly real characters, true-to-life story lines, and fearless confrontation of serious issues. Now, get the exclusive inside story on the amazing 25-year history of the Degrassi phenomenon. This entertaining book takes you behind the scenes of Degrassi: The Next Generation, Degrassi High, Degrassi Junior High, and The Kids of Degrassi Street. Find out from the past and present actors and crew what it's like to be part of one of TV's most successful teen series. Softcover, 192 pp. $22.95.

Reading Desperate HousewivesReading Desperate Housewives: Beyond the White Picket Fence
Janet McCabe & Kim Akass
Reading Desperate Housewives offers a critical response to one of the most talked about shows on contemporary television. Leading scholars and writers dissect the appeal of Desperate Housewives, tapping into early reactions and controversy. They consider the American sex wars, contemporary feminism, Republican politics and the rise of the Right, gender and feminity, motherhood and marriage - and that Vanity Fair shoot. The book includes an episode guide, tracing all those goings-on beyond that white picket fence. Softcover, 247 pp. $21.95.

Welcome to Wisteria LaneWelcome to Wisteria Lane
Leah Wilson
Beneath Desperate Housewives' glossy soap opera surface lies a smart satire full of unexpected depths and clever commentary on modern life that has yet to be fully explored. The writers of Welcome to Wisteria Lane push past the white picket fences to expose the real heart of the show: what we love about Susan, Bree, Gabby, and Edie, and why. Softcover, 157 pp. $24.95.

Who's Next: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Doctor WhoWho's Next: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Doctor Who
Mark Clapman, Eddie Robson & Jim Smith
This unofficial guide, covering every aspect of the Doctor Who phenomenon, details not just the 700-plus episodes of the TV series (1963-1999) but also the radio serials, TV movie, charity specials and Internet-broadcast animated serials that have been transmitted while the television series has been off the air. Providing transmission dates, trivia, opinions and commentary, Who's Next will inform and entertain the series' newest viewers as well as providing long-term fans with a fresh and indispensable set of critical perspectives. Softcover, 404 pp. $19.95.

Doctor Who: BFI TV Classics	Doctor Who: BFI TV Classics
Kim Newman
Kim Newman's comprehensive study follows the Doctor's travels through time and space, placing Doctor Who in the context of science-fiction television, and traces the history of the show through its outstanding stories and its recurring themes, from its highs (Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker) to its lows (K-9, Bonnie Langford, and cancellation) and suggests why the programme has become an enduring television masterpiece and a cultural phenomenon. Softcover, 138 pp. $27.95.

Doctor Who: The Legend Continues Doctor Who: The Legend Continues Doctor Who: The Legend Continues Doctor Who: The Legend Continues

Justin Richards
This book celebrates a modern icon. It traces the history of a TV legend, covering each and every one of the doctor's televised adventures -- the worlds his TARDIS has visited, the people and creatures he has met, the monsters he has fought, and the history he has made. Meticulously researched and stunningly illustrated, this book draws on Doctor Who expertise from across time and space and brings together information and images that even the Doctor himself would be proud to possess. Softcover, 432 pp. $48.95.

ER: The Unofficial GuideER: The Unofficial Guide
Mark Jones
Now in its ninth year of production, ER is still one of the most compelling dramas on television. No ER enthusiast will want to be without this fact-filled guide, which includes: character biographies, season overviews, story summaries, and much more. Softcover, 286 pp. $25.95.

Fawlty TowersFawlty Towers
Graham McCann
In this witty and thoroughly researched biography, Graham McCann, Britain's best-loved entertainment writer, examines each of the unpredictable elements - the demented brilliance of John Cleese, his creative partnership with Connie Booth, Basil and Sybil's classic 'trapped relationship', and the weekly procession of colourful guest characters - that added up to an immortal sitcom, beloved all over the world, even in Barcelona. Softcover, 336 pp. $16.95.

Lauren Johnson
Test your knowledge of Friends in this completely authorized trivia guide based on the hit tv show. Softcover 353 pp. $21.00.


The Very Best of FrasierThe Very Best of Frasier

Jefferson Graham
Fifteen of the finest scripts from eight seasons of Frasier. Softcover, 317 pp. $19.99.



Screen Adaptations: Charles Dickens' Great ExpectationsScreen Adaptations: Charles Dickens' Great Expectations
Brian McFarlane & Imeld Whelehan
Dickens has been immensely popular with filmmakers and Great Expectations has an unusual hold on the popular imagination. This book addresses in detail the numerous adaptations with particular emphasis on the two television serials and four film versions including David Lean's celebrated 1946 classic. A fascinating study that is written from both a literature and film perspective. Softcover, $21.95.

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