With the OTT Book now on sale, what better time to take a look at some other wonderful telly-related books from the ages? We’ll be posting one (or two) page (or pages) from a different book each and every day until we forget to, we’ve covered all the TV-tie-in books in our collection, or the sun explodes killing everybody on the planet. Place your bets.
As pretty much all the books in question have long since been deleted by their publishers, there shouldn’t be any legal difficulty there, we hope. Unlike all those superinjunctions that we've broken on our MySpace page which luckily no-one has noticed yet for some reason. In any case, we’re putting these scans online under the banner of ‘BrokenTV’, and no-one else. Just in case anyone starts waving their lawyers around.
First up, a page from The Lavishly Tooled Smith And Jones Instant Coffee Table Book (by Griff Rhys Jones, Rory McGrath and Clive Anderson, Fontana 1986), taking a few cheery jabs at a certain science-fiction author.
A page (or two) from a different book tomorrow. Until then, why not take time to have a look at the TV-related book that all the hepcats are calling OTTTBBOTBTVWNNNTTAN (Off The Telly: The Best Bits of the British TV Website 1999-2009)? Available from Lulu.com in paperback for just £16.99 (that's just £0.00005 per word!), or £3.99 for the PDF ebook version, with any profits going to Alzheimer's charities. Or, you can win a copy for free from here or here (as long as you enter by Friday).