"There’s Only One Way to Find Out!”: Harry Hill’s TV Burp and the Rescue of Invisible Television

Leggott, James (2010) "There’s Only One Way to Find Out!”: Harry Hill’s TV Burp and the Rescue of Invisible Television. Critical Studies in Television, 5 (1). pp. 17-31. ISSN 1749-6020

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.7227/CST.5.1.4


This article places popular comedy show Harry Hill's TV Burp within traditions of ‘television about television’ and in particular the ‘clip show’ format. Tracing the evolution of the clip show from the 1970s to the present, it considers how the format, relatively invisible within television scholarship, raises critical questions around agency, authorship and value. I argue that TV Burp typifies the clip show's complex positioning of the viewer in relation to the televisual flow, and offers a reminder that there are various ways of defining ‘invisible’ television.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Harry Hill's TV Burp, clip shows, British television, invisible television, metatextuality
Subjects: P900 Others in Mass Communications and Documentation
W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Arts
Depositing User: Helen Pattison
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2012 10:59
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 19:42
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/7849

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