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NEW FROM CLASSIC TV PRESS: ‘Being Human: unofficial and unauthorised’ by Joanne Black

“So, a werewolf, a ghost and a vampire decide to live like humans do. They get jobs, a house and a TV licence.” Herrick Being Human, created for BBC Three by Toby Whithouse, puts the supernatural firmly into the everyday world. That cute, geeky hospital porter? A werewolf. A flash of a sunny smile and some grey leggings? A ghost. The dark-eyed Irish guy at the bar? A vampire. George (Russell Tovey), Annie (Lenora Crichlow) and Mitchell (Aidan Turner) live in a pink house in Bristol and all they want is to be normal, to fit in – to be human. After a successful pilot in 2008, a full series of Being Human was commissioned and shown in 2009, with a second series following in 2010. The pilot gained an enthusiastic and vocal online fanbase – a community that grew and grew throughout the series, helping to give

BBC Three one of its most successful programmes. As well as reviewing each episode from the first two series in detail, this book looks at the birth of the show and profiles the characters and the mythology behind them. Not forgetting – of course – the plots, the themes, the darkness and the humour, in fact just about everything that being human really means. An affectionate, humorous, and occasionally slightly sarcastic, exploration of the world of Being Human. A must for all fans of the series.

“It's a lot to take in. I mean, werewolves, ghosts, vampires. I didn't even believe in homeopathy before this!” With illustrations by Chris Wreford

PUBLICATION and ORDER DETAILS: This title which will be published on 06 December 2010 is now available for PREORDER direct from Classic TV Press www.classictvpress.co.uk at a special discount price of £12.99 (RRP £14.99). N.B. The book will also be available from Amazon and other online retailers but you will receive your copy more quickly and cheaply if you order from us direct. ALSO AVAILABLE FROM DECEMBER 2010: ‘Doctor Who: The Pandorica Opens – Exploring the Worlds of the Eleventh Doctor’ by Frank Collins

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Being Human - Unofficial and Unauthorised  

Joanne Black's guide to the two series of BBC3's dark, horror comedy featuring a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost sharing a house...and being...

Being Human - Unofficial and Unauthorised  

Joanne Black's guide to the two series of BBC3's dark, horror comedy featuring a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost sharing a house...and being...