In 1962, 1963 when she wrote ‘The Contemporary Cinema’ Penelope Houston was working at the British Film Institute. In ‘The Contemporary Cinema’ she provides an analysis of the context of the development of cinema from the early days of cinema to the 1960s with the introduction of television when she was writing.

In her introduction to the book there is a paragraph I find interesting in terms of how it relates to tv viewing today:

She doesn’t explain what the Pilkington Report revealed, but various Pilkington Reports can be found here.