Action TV traces the development of the action series from its genesis in the 1950s. From The Saint to Knight Rider, contributors explore the key shows which defined the genre, addressing issues of audiences and consumption, gender and sexuality, fashion and popular culture. They examine the institutional and cultural factors influencing the action series, and relate shifts in the genre to other forms of popular culture including film, pop music, fashion and popular literature. Articles include: Of Leather Suits and Kinky Boots: The Avengers, Style and Popular Culture Who Loves Ya, Baby?: Kojak, Action and the Great Society A Lone Crusader inOsgerby, Bill is the author of 'Action TV Tough Guys, Smooth Operators and Foxy Chicks' with ISBN 9780415226202 and ISBN 0415226201.