How Television Works - Discourses, Determinants and Dynamics Arising From the Re-enactment of Jazz 625

Pillai, Nicolas and Jackson, Vanessa (2021) How Television Works - Discourses, Determinants and Dynamics Arising From the Re-enactment of Jazz 625. Journal of Popular Television, 9 (1). pp. 139-157. ISSN 1539-7785

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Re-enactment can enable participatory researchers to ‘experience’ through qualitative ethnography the dynamics of how teams of practitioners employ tacit skills to make decisions and collaborate. This article explores the practice-as-research re-enactment of a historic 1960s television show, Jazz 625 (1964–66). With the emphasis on the process rather than the product through the production of a modern-day interpretation of the original – entitled Jazz 1080 – the researchers draw conclusions around the complex workings of a television production team through the creation of a new artefact. The empirical research captures how professional attitudes and institutionalized forms of collaborative creative labour shape programme-making. Comparisons are made between the original and re-enacted productions, with the conclusion being made that, despite advances in technology, the practices and processes of television production are remarkably similar between the 1960s and the early twenty-first century.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number:
13 May 2020Accepted
22 March 2021Published
Uncontrolled Keywords: distributed creativity; historical imaginary; jazz; performance; practice-as-research; re-enactment; tacit skills; television history
Subjects: CAH24 - media, journalism and communications > CAH24-01 - media, journalism and communications > CAH24-01-05 - media studies
CAH20 - historical, philosophical and religious studies > CAH20-01 - history and archaeology > CAH20-01-01 - history
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Birmingham School of Media
Depositing User: Vanessa Jackson
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2021 09:48
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2023 16:17

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