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Programmes and The Public

Asa Briggs

in The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom: Volume II: The Golden Age of Wireless

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192129307
eISBN:
9780191670015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129307.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

On the other side of the microphone were the listeners. The cumulative impact of the daily programmes on the ever-growing audience of the BBC in its initial period is studied here. The Radio Times ... More


Organization: The Growth of an Institution

Asa Briggs

in The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom: Volume II: The Golden Age of Wireless

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192129307
eISBN:
9780191670015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129307.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

The chapter is concerned with the development of the BBC as a public corporation. The first Director-General of the BBC, Sir John Reith, told staff that ‘there is more in the BBC than just ... More


The New World of Television

Asa Briggs

in The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom: Volume II: The Golden Age of Wireless

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192129307
eISBN:
9780191670015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129307.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

The chapter provides a brief history of television and its growth in its earliest phases. Television Limited was formed in June 1925 before the BBC. John Logie Baird was its first sponsor. His first ... More


Early Television and Television Drama

John Caughie

in Television Drama: Realism, Modernism, and British Culture

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198742197
eISBN:
9780191694981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742197.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the transition of the British Broadcasting Company into the British Broadcasting Corporation—a move that shifted the network giant from being a private enterprise into a public ... More


The Making of the ‘Golden Age’

John Caughie

in Television Drama: Realism, Modernism, and British Culture

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198742197
eISBN:
9780191694981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742197.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The period between 1965 and 1975 is considered to be the golden age of the British Broadcasting Corporation’s television drama. The 1960s and the 1970s marked the shift in values and culture of ... More


Introduction: Personalities and Performance

Asa Briggs

in The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom: Volume II: The Golden Age of Wireless

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192129307
eISBN:
9780191670015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129307.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

In January 1927 the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) assumed the responsibilities of the four-year-old British Broadcasting Company. This chapter discusses the personalities and their ... More


Victory through Harmony: The BBC and Popular Music in World War II

Christina L. Baade

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195372014
eISBN:
9780199918287
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372014.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

This book examines how the British Broadcasting Corporation mobilized popular music to support the war effort on the home front and among the forces overseas. To an unprecedented degree, the wartime ... More


The Decline of Journalism since 1945

James L. Baughman

in Making News: The Political Economy of Journalism in Britain and America from the Glorious Revolution to the Internet

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199676187
eISBN:
9780191809194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676187.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Marketing

Journalism in both Britain and America after 1945 attained a greater measure of independence toward government than it had before the Second World War. Even the state-controlled British Broadcasting ... More


From Peace to War

Asa Briggs

in The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom: Volume II: The Golden Age of Wireless

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192129307
eISBN:
9780191670015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129307.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter provides information regarding the BBC during the time leading up to the Second World War. The first Director-General, Sir John Reith, left the BBC in June 1938 and the Ullswater ... More


Sex: Since the Sixties

Colin Shaw

in Deciding What We Watch: Taste, Decency and Media Ethics in the UK and the USA

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159377
eISBN:
9780191673603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159377.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

To every new generation, sex comes as a revelation which it firmly believes to be unique. The claim to uniqueness of the revelation to the 1960s generation could be more justifiable than most, at ... More


Radio, race, and the Television Service

Darrell M. Newton

in Paving the Empire Road: BBC Television and West Indian Immigration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081675
eISBN:
9781781702840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081675.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines how BBC radio and its practices created possibilities for the recognition of African-Caribbean voices, as they discussed life in England years before the arrival of Windrush, ... More


Introduction

Darrell M. Newton

in Paving the Empire Road: BBC Television and West Indian Immigration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081675
eISBN:
9781781702840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081675.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter explores a multitude of publications on British television history that have both hailed and deconstructed the policies and influences of the BBC. Since 1922, the organisation has ... More


Propaganda, Media and Hegemony: The British Heritage

John Jenks

in British Propaganda and News Media in the Cold War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623143
eISBN:
9780748651344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623143.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses how Britain came to dominate the world news system in the nineteenth century and to develop covert and overt propaganda and information management techniques in two world wars. ... More


“Jolly proud you are a Britisher:” empire and identity, 1923–39

Thomas Hajkowski

in The BBC and National Identity in Britain, 1922-53

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079443
eISBN:
9781781702314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079443.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the key role of the BBC in fostering a culture of imperialism from the 1920s to the eve of the Second World War. The broadcast of The Four Feathers revealed several aspects of ... More


From the war to Westminster Abbey: the BBC and the empire, 1939–53

Thomas Hajkowski

in The BBC and National Identity in Britain, 1922-53

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079443
eISBN:
9781781702314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079443.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter highlights the fact that the BBC's representation of empire during the Second World War is both challenging and revealing. Consistent with its policies from the 1930s, the BBC ... More


Julian Medford Budden 1924–2007

Pierluigi Petrobelli and Roger Parker

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 153 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VII

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264348
eISBN:
9780191734250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264348.003.0005
Subject:
History, Historiography

Julian Medford Budden (1924–2007), a Fellow of the British Academy, was the finest scholar of nineteenth-century Italian opera of his generation. He will be remembered for his achievements as a ... More


Message: The Content of White Propaganda

Tim Brooks

in British Propaganda to France, 1940-1944: Machinery, Method and Message

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625192
eISBN:
9780748651351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625192.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter establishes whether the different forms of British white propaganda were consistent. The print and broadcast treatment of a series of key events ranging from the British attack upon the ... More


Governing science on BBC radio in 1930s Britain: religion, eugenics and war

Ralph Desmarais

in Scientific Governance in Britain, 1914-79

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719090981
eISBN:
9781526115133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090981.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

During the 1930s, in fulfilment of its adult education obligations as a public service monopoly organisation, the fledgling British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) aired more than a hundred domestic ... More


Contemporary voices from within

Darrell M. Newton

in Paving the Empire Road: BBC Television and West Indian Immigration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081675
eISBN:
9781781702840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081675.003.0036
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter highlights the BBC under Director-General Greg Dyke, a leader thought to represent the best chance for diversity within the corporation. Dyke's first meeting with the BBC Black Forum ... More


Reaction: The Impact of White Propaganda

Tim Brooks

in British Propaganda to France, 1940-1944: Machinery, Method and Message

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625192
eISBN:
9780748651351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625192.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter considers the reactions of the French people, the Vichy authorities and the Germans to British white propaganda. The methods of distribution used by ordinary French people to further ... More


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