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 BOOKS authored and co-authored

Understanding the Olympics, (3nd Revised Edition with John Horne), Routledge, 2020

Understanding the Olympics, (2nd edition, with John Horne) Routledge 2016

 The Trojan Horse: The Growth of Commercial Sponsorship, (with Deborah Philips, Bloomsbury, 2013)

 Understanding Sport (2nd Edition), John Horne, Alan Tomlinson, Kath Woodward and Garry Whannel, London: Routledge 2012 (ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change Series)

Understanding the Olympics, John Horne and Garry Whannel, Routledge 2011

 Culture Politics and Sport: Blowing The Whistle Revisited, Routledge 2008

 Media Sport Stars, Masculinities, and Moralities London: Routledge, 2002

 Understanding Sport: An Introduction to the Sociological and Cultural Analysis of Sport, London: E and F.N. Spon,1999 (with John Horne and Alan Tomlinson)

 Fields in Vision: Television Sport and Cultural Transformation, London: Routledge, 1992

Sport on 4, London: Channel 4, 1988 (Information guide to Five Years of Channel 4 Sport)

 Blowing The Whistle: The Politics of Sport, London: Pluto 1983

BOOKS edited and co-edited

Consumption and Participation: Leisure, Culture and Commerce,Brighton: LSA 2000

Leisure Cultures: Values, Genders, Lifestyles, Brighton: LSA 1995 (with Graham McFee and Wilf Murphy)

Understanding Television London: Routledge, 1990 (with Andrew Goodwin)

Off The Ball: The Football World Cup, London: Pluto, 1986, (with Alan Tomlinson)

Five Ring Circus: Money,Power and Politics at the Olympic Games, London: Pluto 1984, (with Alan Tomlinson)

TRANSLATIONS: Whannel’s work has been translated into Chinese, Korean, Japanese Romanian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

ARTICLES in academic journals

Whannel, Garry (2021) The Men’s 1500 metres: Not quite erasing the ghosts of history, in Olympic and Paralympic Analysis 2020: Mega events, media, and the politics of sport, edited by Daniel Jackson, Alina Bernstein, Michael Butterworth, Younghan Cho, Danielle Sarver Coombs, Michael Devlin, Chuka Onwumechili

Is it ‘the economy, stupid’? Economic relations and cultural studies: Some reflections on Jim McGuigan’s Cultural Populism. European Journal of Cultural Studies. Cultural Populism special issue,, 2020

The Paradoxical Character of Live Television Sport in the Twenty-First Century, Television & new media. V15 n8, 769-776, 2014

Reflections on Communication and Sport: On Mediatization and Cultural Analysis, Communication and Sport, v1 n1, 2013

(with John Horne) ‘The ‘caged torch procession’: celebrities, protesters and the 2008 Olympic torch relay in London, Paris and San Francisco, in Sport in Society Special Issue, edited by D. Martinez & K Latham, , 13: 5, 760 -770, 2010

‘News, Celebrity and Vortextuality: a study of the media coverage of the Jackson Verdict’ in Cultural Politics, v6 n1, pp65-84, 2010

‘Television and the Transformation of Sport’, The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 625, No. 1, 205-218, DOI: 10.1177/0002716209339144, 2009

‘Winning and losing respect: narratives of identity in sport films’, in Sport in Society: Cultures, Media, Politics, v11 n2/3, 2008

-(with Deborah Philips) ‘The Trojan Horse: Commercial Sponsorship as Advertising in the UK Context’, in Media Information Australia, , n119 May 06, pp62-74, 2006

‘The Four Minute Mythology: Documenting drama on film and television’, in Sport in History, v26, n2, pp. 263-27, 2006

Pregnant with Anticipation: The Pre-History of Television Sport and the Politics of Recycling and Preservation, in International Journal of Cultural Studies, v8 n4, pp405-426, 2005

‘From pig’s bladders to Ferraris: Media discourses of masculinity and morality in obituaries of Stanley Matthews’, in Culture, Sport, Society, v5 n3, pp73-94, 2002

‘Sport stars, narrativisation and masculinities’, in Leisure Studies, v18 n3, pp249-265, 1999

‘Sport, national identities and the tale of Big Jack’, in Critical Survey, v7, n2, pp158-164, 1995

‘Sport and popular culture: The temporary triumph of process over product’, Innovation in Social Science Research, v6 n3, 341-350, 1993

‘The unholy alliance: notes on television and the re-making of British sport 1965-1985’, in Leisure Studies v 5 pp129-145, 1986

‘Television spectacle and the internationalisation of sport’, Journal of Communication Inquiry, v9, n2, Summer 1985

‘Fields in vision:sport and representation’, Screen v25, n3 May/June 1984

‘Football crowd behaviour & the press’, Media Culture and Society v1, n4, 1979


‘Caught in the Spotlight: Media Themes in the build-up to the Beijing Olympic Games’, in Esporte e Sociedade Journal, Brasil, 2010

‘David Beckham, identity and masculinity’, in Sociology Review, v11 n3, pp2-4, 2002

‘From ‘motionless bodies’ to acting moral subjects: Tom Brown, a transformative romance for the production of manliness’, in Diegesis: Journal for the Association for Research in Popular Fictions, n4, Liverpool: 1999

‘Sports Stars and Popular Mythologies’, (with Ian Wellard), in 20:20 , no1, 1995

‘ The rise of satellite television’, (with John Williams) in Sociology Review, v3, n2, pp2-5, 1993

‘Television and Sport: Armchair Theatre in the Age of Fitness Chic’, in Coaching Focus, Autumn 1989, n12 p2-4, London: National Coaching Foundation, 1989, ISSN 0267-4416

‘Television, Sponsorship and Olympism’, in The 1988 Seoul Olympics, Stoke-on Trent, Staffs, UK: North Staffordshire Polytechnic, Department of Sociology, 1988

‘In search of the Olympic spirit’, in Social Studies Review, pp2-4, Sept 1988

‘It’s a Knockout: constructing communities’, Block n6, pp37-45, 1982


Sports and the Media: Key Issues and Concerns, in The Business and Culture of Sports: Society, Politics, Economy, Environment.Ed. Joseph Maguire, Mark Falcous, and Katie Liston. Vol. 1: Foundations. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA, 2019. pp239-256

Sports Advertising and Celebrity, in The Business and Culture of Sports: Society, Politics, Economy, Environment. Ed. Joseph Maguire, Mark Falcous, and Katie Liston. Vol. 4: Governance. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA, 2019. p243-255.

 The savage wit of Hunter.S. Thompson, in Pleasures of the Prose: Journalism and humour, pp, (Keeble, Richard Lance; and David Swick ; eds), London: Abramis Academic, 2015, 978-1-84549-662-3

The United and the Damned: Masculinities, Fathers and Sons in The Damned United, in Analysing David Peace:, Ed. Katy Shaw, Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, pp 93-106, 2011, 978-1-4438-2990-8

(with Raymond Boyle and David Rowe) Delight in Trivial Controversy ? Questions for Sport Journalism, The Routledge Companion to News and Journalism, Edited by Stuart Allan, pp245-255, London: Routledge, 2010

Between culture and economy: understanding the politics of media sport, in Marxism, Cultural Studies and Sport, (edited by Ben Carrington and Ian McDonald) London: Routledge, 2009

(with John Horne) Beer Sponsors football: What could go wrong ?, in Sport Beer and Gender: Promotional Culture and Contemporary Social Life, (edited by Lawrence A. Wenner and Steven L. Jackson), Peter Lang, New York, 2009

Winning and Losing Respect: Narratives of Identity in Sport Films, in Sport in Films, edited by Emma Poulton and Martin Roderick, London, Routledge 2008

Caught in the Spotlight: Media Themes in the build-up to the Beijing Olympic Games, in Pathways: Critiqes and Discourse in Olympic Research, (Ninth International Symposium for Olympic Research), edited by Barney, Robert K. et al; Alberta: International Centre for Olympic Studies. 2008

Masculinities and the Production of Media Representations, in Sport, Sport and Gender Identities: masculinities, feminities and sexualities, (edited by Cara Aitchison) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2007

The five rings and the small screen: television, sponsorship and new media in the Olympic Movement, in Global Olympics: Historical and Sociological Studies of the Modern Games (eds Kevin Young and Kevin Wamsley) Elsevier, 2005

From pig’s bladders to Ferraris: Media discourses of masculinity and morality in obituaries of Stanley Matthews, in Sport, Media, Society, (edited by Alina Bernstein and Neil Blain), Frank Cass, 2002.

Punishment, Redemption and Celebration in the Popular Press:   The Case of David Beckham, in Sport Stars: The Cultural Politics of Sporting Celebrity, edited by David Andrews and Steve Jackson, London: Routledge, 2001

Sport and the Media, in Handbook of Sport Studies (edited by Eric Dunning and Jay Coakley) 2000

The Spread of Sponsorship, (with Deborah Philips), in Consumption and Participation: Leisure, Culture and Commerce, (edited by Garry Whannel) Brighton: LSA 2000

The lads and the gladiators: traditional masculinities in a post-modern televisual landscape, in British Television: A Reader, (ed. Buscombe, E.) Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000

Electronic manipulation of time and space in television sport, in Leisure Time and Space: meanings and Values in People’s Lives, Edited by Sheila Scraton, (pp91-100), Eastbourne: LSA ,1998

Individual stars and collective identities in media sport, in Sport, Popular Culture and Identity, (edited by Maurice Roche) Meyer and Meyer Verlag, 1998

Reading the Media Sport Audience, in MediaSport (edited by Lawrence Wenner) Routledge, 1998

The Fierce Light: The Royal Romance with Television, (with Deborah Philips) in Dissident Voices, edited by Mike Wayne, London: Pluto, 1998

Sport stars, youth and morality, in Leisure Cultures: Values, Genders, Lifestyles, (edited by Graham McFee, Wilf Murphy and Garry Whannel) Eastbourne: LSA, 1995

‘Boxed in: television in the seventies’, in Moore-Gilbert, M. (ed), Cultural Catastrophe ? The Challenge of the Arts in the Seventies, London: Routledge, pp176-197,1994

Profiting by the presence of ideals: sponsorship and Olympism, in International Olympic Academy: 32nd Session, Greece International Olympic Academy, pp89-93, 1994

‘Gridiron masculinity in North Dallas Forty’, in Kirkham, P. and J. Thumin (eds), You Tarzan: Masculinity, movies and men, London: Lawrence and Wishart, pp200-211, 1993

‘The price is right, but the moments are sticky’, in Wagg, S and D. Strinati (eds), Come on Down: British Popular Culture, London: Routledge pp179-201,1992

‘Grandstand, the sports fan and the family audience’, in Corner, J (ed, Popular Television in Britain: Studies in Cultural History,London: BFI, pp182-196, 1991

‘Television sport in an age of fitness chic’, in Kew, F (ed), Social Scientific Perspectives on Sport, BASS pp19-24, 1990

‘History is being made: television sport and the selective tradition’, in Jackson, R and T. McPhail (eds), The Olympic Movement and the Mass Media, Calgary: Hurford, pp7.13-7.22, 1989

‘Broadcasting sport: the archaeology of a professional practice’, in White, J (ed) Leisure: Politics, Planning and People, v5 The Media and Cultural Forms Brighton:LSA pp12-34, 1986

‘Sit down with us: television sport as armchair theatre, in Glyptis, S (ed) Leisure and the Media, Brighton: Leisure Studies Association Conference Papers No 16 pp8.1-8.15, 1983

‘Narrative and television sport: The Coe and Ovett story’, in Green, M and C. Jenkins (eds) Sporting Fictions, Birmingham: CCCS, pp209-230, 1982,

‘The political economy of the human interest story’, (with James Curran and Angus Douglas) in Smith, A (ed) Newspapers and Democracy USA: MIT Press, pp288-348, 1980,


Invited speaker, 4th International Conference on Sport Communication, Chengdu University, China, July 12-14 2017. Paper: Television, Money and the Future of the Olympic Games

Keynote speaker at International Conference Football: Politics of the Global Game, at the University of Warsaw, November 29-30, 2012. Topic: Football Television and Spectacle in the Digital Age

Invited speaker at symposium on Mediated Celebrity: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, University of Stockholm, February 3rd-4th, 2012. Topic: From Close Up to Twitter Trend: Media, vortextuality, and the problems of analysing celebrity

Keynote Speaker at the Symposium on Television Game Shows, Cardiff School of Creative Industries, University of Glamorgan, 20 June 2008. Topic: Notes on the History of the British Television Game Show

Plenary speaker at International Conference on Celebrity Culture, University of Paisley, Scotland, September 2005. Presented paper: News, Celebrity and the Jackson verdict: a vortextual analysis

 Plenary speaker at Leisure Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Surrey Roehampton, July 2003. Presented paper: The “real” and the “vortextual” in cultural production and consumption

 Plenary speaker at Association for Research on Popular Fiction Annual Conference, at Liverpool John Moores, Nov 4-6 2001. Presented paper: Working up a High Fever: Notes on the sociology of leisure, and “work” and “leisure” in the writing of Nick Hornby.

Plenary speaker at Journeys in Leisure, the Annual Conference of the Leisure Studies Association, University of Luton, July 17-19 2001. Presented paper: Media Sport: Past, Present and Future

 Plenary speaker at The Big Ghetto: Gender and Sexuality, Leisure Studies Association International Conference, Leeds Metropolitan University, July 1998

 International conference on Identitiès Collectives et Reprèsentations Symboliques, at the Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques, Paris, July 1996, Keynote presentation on Individual stars and collective identities in media sport.


Light and Shade: Wit and Despair in the work of Vicky (political cartoonist Victor Weisz) at Abusing Power: The Visual Politics of Satire, Brighton Pavilion and the University of Brighton on 23rd-24th September 2016.

‘The determinants of winter wonderland: the roots of winter sports and the Winter Olympic Games.’ IAMCR Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada, 2015

‘Popular science in the media: balancing “the Popular” and “the Scientific”’, IAMCR Conference, Hyderabad, India July 2014

‘Vortextuality, laminarity and turbulence: Notes on the problematic character of ‘news’ in the 21st century’ IAMCR Conference, Dublin City University, Ireland, June 2013

“Media and Sport: Perspectives on Scholarly Inquiry and Key Issues”, International Communication Association, London, 2013

‘Political Humour in the cartoons of Victor Weisz (Vicky)’, 6th International Comedy Conference, University of Salford Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University, May 31-June 1, 2012

‘From Close Up to Twitter Trend: Media, vortextuality, and the problems of analysing celebrity’, Symposium on Mediatizing Celebrity, University of Stockholm, Sweden, 4th February 2012

‘Commercial Sponsorship, the NHS and the hidden neo-liberal agenda, (with D. Philips) paper presented to MeCCSA 2012 at the University of Bedfordshire, 11-13th January 2012

‘“Is there anyone I haven’t offended ?” Notes on the roots of political stand-up comedy’ at the 3rd International Comedy Conference, University of Salford, 4th – 5th June 2009

‘Financial information and the media in the age of replication’, Conference on The End of Journalism?, University of Bedfordshire, October 17-18 2008. Contributed paper: Information and Authenticity:

‘Caught in the Spotlight: media themes in the build-up to the Beijing Olympic Games’ 9th International Symposium on Olympic Studies, Beijing, August 5-7, 2008. Presenting paper, and Member of Panel on New Beijing, New Media? Emergent Journalistic Practice at the Olympics

‘Humans, cities, and nations: journalism and politics in the build-up to the Beijing Olympic Games’ IAMCR Congress in Stockholm, Sweden July 20-25, 2008,And also Convenor of the programme of papers of the Working Group on Popular Culture

‘Whose Truth, Whose Power ? Olympic Finances and the Media’, Conference on The Olympics: Politics and Protest, Leeds Metropolitan University, July 16-18 2008.

‘From Trade Fair to Shopping Mall: elements of modernity and postmodernity in the three London Olympic Games of 1908, 1948 and 2012’, 7th Association for Cultural Studies International Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference, University of the West Indies, Jamaica. 3-7 July 2008.

‘Whose Truth, Whose Power ? Olympic Finances and the Media’ International Communication Association Annual Conference, Montréal Canada, May 22-26 2008. Presented paper:

International Association for Media and Communication Research Conference 2007, Paris, France, July 2007. Presented paper (with Professor Raymond Boyle): Press attitudes to the London Olympic Games during 2005-7: A comparative study of some regional variations in the British Press.

Symposium on The End of Television ? at the Annenburg Institute of Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, 16-17 February 2007. Presented paper on television and sport.

Media Change and Social Theory, St Hugh’s College, Oxford, 6-8 September 2006. Presented paper, with Dr D. Philips: Cashing public credit: Sponsorship, cultural capital and image management

 Crossroads in Cultural Conference International Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 19-23 July 2006. Presented paper: ‘Obituary, Narrative, and Masculine Mythologies: the media and the death of George Best’

International Association for Media and Communication Research Conference 2006, Cairo Egypt, 23-28 July 2006. Presented paper: Journalism, Politics and the Olympic Games: schematic modes of analysis

Asian Media and Information Cente (AMIC) 14th Annual Conference, Beijing July 2005 Presented paper: The analysis of news, the culture of celebrity and the concept of vortextuality

International Symposium on Marxism, Cultural Studies and Sport, Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th April 2005, University of Texas at Austin. Presented paper on Media Sport and Marx: The return of the repressed

International Association for Media and Communication Research Conference

Porto Alegre, Brazil 25-31 July 2004. Presented paper: Pregnant with anticipation: The pre-history of television sport

Invited speaker, International Seminar on Roger Bannister and the Four Minute Mile, Oxford, May 2004. Presented paper: Mythologising the Mile: Nation, Class, and Professionalisation in the drama-documentary Four Minute Mile

International Symposium on Media Coverage of the Olympic Games: The Challenge of the Internet, Leipzig, Germany, January 15 -17 2004. Presented paper: Spectacle, Festival and Vortextuality: Television and the Olympic Games

International Association for Media and Communication Research Conference, Barcelona, Spain 21-26 July 2002. Presented paper: Beach Towels and Brass Bands: Anglo-German relations and the process of mythologising national identities

International Association for Media and Communication Research Conference, Budapest, Hungary 7-8 September 2001. Presented paper: Television Sport and the impact of the growth of Satellite Channels 1979-1999

European College of Sport Sciences, Cologne, Germany 24-28 July 2001. Presented paper: Television Sport and Media Research: implications for the research agenda

3rd International Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference, University of Birmingham, UK, 21-25 June 2000, with Dr. D. Philips, presented paper: “Faith was made possible by generous donations . . . Conceptualising “Economy” and “Culture” in the growth of commercial sponsorship”.

International Association for Media and Communication Research Conference, Singapore 17-20 July 2000. Presented paper: Media discourses of masculinity and morality in The Death of Stanley Matthews

North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Annual Conference, Las Vegas University, November 1998: presented paper on Biography as narrative in the representation of sport stars

International Sociology of Sport Association Annual Symposium, Oslo, Norway, June 28- July 1 1997, Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education: presented paper on Masculinity and Media Sport in a period of transformation: The Case of Gazza

VVS/LSA Conference on Accelerating Leisure at Wageningen, in the Netherlands, Sept 1996: presented paper on Electronic manipulation of time and space in television sport

Youth 2000, Middlesborough University, July 1995, presented paper, with Ian Wellard, on Sport, morality and the print media

International Leisure Studies Conference : Loughborough University, July 1993. Contributed paper: Imported Sport on British Television

International Olympic Academy: Olympia, Greece June 1992. Contributed paper: Profiting by the Presence of Ideals: Sponsorship and Olympism.

International Television Studies Conference, Institute of Education, London, July 10-12 1988. Contributed paper: The Five Rings and the Box in The Corner

International Leisure Studies Conference: Brighton June 1988. Contributed Paper: Building our Bodies to Beat The Best: Sport, Work and Fitness Chic

International Conference on The Olympic Movement and the Mass Media, Calgary, Canada, Feb 15-20 1987. Contributed paper: History is Being Made: Television Sport and the Selective Tradition

International Television Studies Conference, Institute of Education, July 10-12 1986. Contributed paper: The Head to Head That Had to Happen: A Case Study of Television Sport and Entrepreneurship

International Conference on Third World: Development or Crisis, in Penang, Malaysia, Nov 1984. Contributed paper: Festival or Spectacle: The Crisis in World Sport.

International Conference on Leisure: Politics, Planning and People, at the University of Sussex, July 1984. Contributed paper: Television Sport: The Archaeology of a Professional Practice.


‘The Comedy of Politics: The problem of place, space and audience in political humour’, Comedy and Society Symposium, University of Hull, November 22-23, 2014

 “Commercial Sponsorship, the NHS and the hidden neo-liberal agenda” (with Deborah Philips), MECCSA Annual Conference, University of Bedfordshire, 11-13 January 2012.

 ‘Are the Olympics Popular, Really ?’ at Around the Leisure Dome, the first BSA Conference on The Social Sciences and the Olympic Games, British Library, 11th January 2011

 ‘The United and the Damned: masculinities, fathers and sons, in The Damned United’ at Peace In Our Time? A Critical Symposium on the Work of David Peace, at the Centre for the Research of Narratives, Memories and Histories, University of Brighton, Wednesday 3rd June 2009

Symposium Speaker, After Beijing, Approaching London: Global Cultural Politics and the Olympics University of Western Sydney, September 18, 2008

The Politics of Sport: A One Day Conference, The University of Texas at Austin, 15th April 2005. Presented paper: Media Power, Celebrity and Representation

BSA Sociology of Sport study group, One day conference, Leicester, 7th February 2003, Organised by Warwick Centre for the Study of Sport in Society (WCSSS) and Leicester Centre for Research in Sport and Society (CRSS).Presented paper: Celebrity And Vortextuality in Media Sport

British Society for the Philosophy of Sport Conference: Sports Persons and Bodies, De Montfort University, Sept 29-Oct 3 1999. Presented paper: Models of Masculinity and Models of Morality in Representation of Sport Stars

 Leisure Culture and Commerce, (LSA Annual Conference) Roehampton Institute London) 9-11 Sept 1997, co-presented paper, with Dr D Philips, on The Spread of Sponsorship

 Victorian Genres, Association for Research on Popular Fiction Conference, University of Liverpool John Moores, Sat 24th Jan 1998.

Presented paper: From “motionless bodies” to acting moral subjects: Tom Brown, a transformative narrative for the production of manliness

Making Sense of the Body, British Sociological Association Annual Conference, 6-9 April 1998, University of Edinburgh. Presented paper: Masculinity and the sexualisation of sport

Coming Down Fast: Replaying the 1960s, University of Wolverhampton, 10-12 July 1998. Presented paper: Pretty Boys with Real style in the Television Era: George Best and Muhammad Ali.

Bodily Fictions, Brunel University, 6-8 Oct 1995, presented paper on Sport and pain

Leisure, Sport and Education, (LSA Annual Conference) Brighton University, 10-12 Oct 1995, presented paper on sport stars, youth and morality

The Politics of Cultural Change: Lancaster University, 8-10 July 1994, contributed paper on Men, Sport and shopping: the case of FHM magazine

Citizenship and Cultural Frontiers, Staffordshire University, 14th-17th Sept 1994, presented paper on Citizenship and morality: sporting heroes

Critical Practices, Middlesex University, 14-17 Sept 1994, presented paper on Competitive sport versus the emotional and the personal

Conference on Leisure and the Media, at Loughborough University, May 1983, organised by Leisure Studies Association. Contributed paper: Sit Down With Us: Television Sport as Armchair Theatre.

Joint British Sociological Association /Leisure Studies Association seminar, North London Polytechnic, Dec 1983. Contributed paper: Television’s World of Sport: Some Notes on History as Tradition.

 Conference on Sporting Fictions, at Birmingham University. Contributed paper: Narrative and Television Sport: The Coe and Ovett Story. Sept 1981


‘Pass the torch and follow the money’, Red Pepper, Aug-Sep 2008

Entry on ‘John Bromley’ for Dictionary of National Biography, OUP, 2005

‘Television sponsorship’, in The Television Industries Book, (eds Douglas Gomery and Luke Hockley) London: BFI, 2005

‘Sport’, in BFI Television Handbook 2005, (edited by Alistair McGown, London: British Film Institute, 2004

Entry on “Jackson, Michael (1958-),” pp. 1203-1204 of Encyclopedia of Television. 4 vols. Ed. Horace Newcomb. New York: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2004

entry on television sport, in Encyclopaedia of British Sport, edited by Richard Cox, Grant Jarvie and Wray Vamplew (eds) Oxford: ABC-Clio, 2000)

‘Stars in whose eyes ?’ in Index on Censorship, v29 n4, London, 2000

‘The saturation game (football on television in 1993)’, in The Edinburgh Television Festival programme, 1993

‘Is Sky the Limit ?’, Sport and Leisure, Mar-Apr 1992

‘Making a spectacle out of politics’, Broadcast, 27 Oct, p19, 1989,

‘John Bromley (profile)’ Broadcast, 7 July 89 p10, p29

‘Champions of a sporting kind’, Broadcast 9 June 89, p21

‘Challenge to Sport’, Sport and Leisure, May-June 89

‘The attraction of green baize and male buttocks’, Broadcast, 28 April 89

‘The National Membership Scheme’, Criminal Justice Matters, v1 n1 Spring 89, p11

‘Football Into the 1990s’, Sport and Leisure, Jan/Feb 89, p16

‘Metcalfe does a runner’, Broadcast, 17 Feb 89

‘ITV: The return match’, in Broadcast, 2 Dec 88

‘Human Billboards’, in Sport and Leisure, Nov/Dec 88

‘Seoul searching’, in New Statesman Sept 88, p44-5

‘Zola Budd’, in Marxism Today, June 88, p56

‘Inside Track on athletics’, in Marxism Today, Jan 88 pp48-49

‘The big flame’, in Sport and Leisure (Sept-Oct 87)

‘Interview with Adrian Metcalfe’, Sport and Leisure (Sept-Oct 87)

‘A year In sport’, in Fiddy, D. (ed), The Television Yearbook, Virgin 1985

‘Faster,higher,dearer: the world of television sport, in Television and Video Guide, Tantivy Press 1985

‘When sport is war without the weapons’, The Listener, 14th June 1984, pp8-10

‘Lazy Sunday Afternoon’ (on Sunday Grandstand), The Listener, 10th May 1984, p35

‘Getting in the TV frame’, The Listener, 5th Jan 1984, p29


The Peoples Game (BBC/OU 1981) script-writer and researcher.

Television and Football (BBC/OU 1981) researcher.

Development work on six documentary scripts on sport for Channel Four (1983).

Political Football (BBC Radio 1984) script, research and narration.

Home and Away (BBC Radio 1984) script, research and narration.

Open The Box (Beat for C4 1985) script adviser and researcher.

Going For Gold (Flashback for C4 1986) researcher.

Selling The Games (Flashback for C4 1987 researcher.

During 1987 I researched and wrote a 50 page information document on Channel Four sport coverage, commissioned by Channel Four.

The Games in Question (Flashback for C4, 1988) researcher.