María Antonia Paz Rebollo

(complete cv) 

Full Professor in the History of Television

Director of National Research projects, with doctoral school and highly qualified interns.

Assessor of ANECA (Spanish National Quality Control and Accreditation Agency)

Documentary film specialist, giving particular attention to television production in regimes in the process of transition in Europe. Author of numerous articles in prestigious journals. Director of highly-graded doctoral theses.




  •  El archivo audiovisual de RTVE. Programas emitidos entre 1956 y 1975 sobre la Guerra civil. Revista General de Información y Documentación, volumen 21, 2011: 225-248. ISSN 1132-1873. ISSN-e 1988-2858. SJR

A precise account is given of the material conserved in the archives of Spanish Radio & Television (RTVE) concerning the Spanish Civil War, which was shown between 1956 and 1975, and of how the material was accessed.  The importance of newspaper sources in orienting research and in compensating scarcities in archive material is also indicated.

  • Lo Barroco en la Televisión franquista: Tipos y Temas; Actores y Escenarios   Bulletin of Spanish Studies, Volume XCI, number 5, 2014: 773-792.

    ISSN 1475-3820 print/ISSN 1478-3428 online/14/05/000773-20 Arts and Humanities, SJR


Deals with what subjects, authors and works of Spanish Baroque were shown on Spanish Television during the Franco regime, how they were presented and how they evolved. Day-by-day programming was examined. Ir is apparent that the concept of the Golden Age is a more popular and more easily recognizable reference point than that of Baroque.

  • Children’s programming on Television Española under Franco (1958-1975). European Journal of Communication. Vol. 29 Issue 4 August 2014, 469-479. DOI: 10.1177/0267323114530359.

    eISSN: 14603705 | ISSN: 02673231 JCR


This article analyses the children’s programmes which were made by, and broadcast on, Spanish television channel Television Española from 1958 until the end of the Franco era (1975). We will demonstrate that the dictatorship initially used these programmes to promote patriotic and religious feelings, and later on, to prepare children and young people for the new social and economic realities of the country (such as urbanisation and industrialisation).

  • Usos públicos de la Historia en la Transición española. Divulgación histórica y debate en TVE (1978 a 1985)   Historia y Política, núm. 33, Madrid, enero-junio (2015): 275-302 ISSN: 1575-0361. JCR

An analysis is made of different versions and uses of history in two television programs during the political Transition: “Tribuna de la Historia” and “La Víspera de nuestro tiempo”. These programs opted for the format of a discussion from varying viewpoints, with the object of pursuing not only the dissemination of a new version of history but also of a new political culture.

  • The Political Transition in Spanish Television Programmes for Children and Youths (1976-1982). Television and New Media, May 2016 17: 308-323, DOI: 10.1177/1527476415610005. eISSN: 15528316 | ISSN: 15274764. JCR

This article analyzes the role of Spanish television in preparing children and young people for life in a society moving toward democracy after decades of authoritarian rule. The Spanish government, which had exceptional power over TVE, the country’s sole television network, hoped to use this medium to instill democratic values and convey a sense of normality.

  • La programación juvenil en la televisión pública de España (1983-1989: una oportunidad perdida.  Journal Spanish of Cultural Studies, 2017, 18 (1). Print ISSN: 1463-6204 Online ISSN: 1469-9818 JCR

This article shows how Spanish Television missed the opportunity to interact effectively with young people, who represented a high percentage of the electorate, because it failed to understand their needs, interests and habits of TV consumption. Among the reasons for this failure, it is noted that although young people and their circumstances had changed, TVE maintained an essentially unaltered image of a preceding age.