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The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Volume I: The Birth of Broadcasting

Asa Briggs

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192129260
eISBN:
9780191670008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129260.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This is the first part of a five-volume history of broadcasting in the UK. Together the volumes give an authoritative account of the rise of broadcasting in this country. Though naturally largely ... More


Amateurs and Professionals

Asa Briggs

in The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Volume I: The Birth of Broadcasting

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192129260
eISBN:
9780191670008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129260.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the emergence of wireless amateurs and broadcasting professionals in Great Britain in 1920. It argues that the enthusiasm of the amateurs filed the gap between the cessation ... More


Writtle and its Rivals

Asa Briggs

in The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Volume I: The Birth of Broadcasting

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192129260
eISBN:
9780191670008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129260.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter describes the activities of the Marconi Company's people at the Writtle broadcasting station in England and compares them with their rivals. It discusses the technical difficulties of ... More


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