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Challenges, 1945–59

Simon J. Potter

in Broadcasting Empire: The BBC and the British World, 1922-1970

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199568963
eISBN:
9780191741821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568963.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

Although the BBC had some success in promoting post-war imperial unity through radio, to some its efforts seemed too conservative. Complex collaborative radio projects were shunned in favour of ... More


Conclusion

Jason Jacobs

in The Intimate Screen: Early British Television Drama

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198742340
eISBN:
9780191695018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742340.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The concluding chapter emphasizes the history and developments of television drama during the pre-war and post-war period. Drama producers during the late 1930s were striving for innovation and ... More


Factual Programming

Janet Thumim

in Inventing Television Culture: Men, Women, and the Box

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198742234
eISBN:
9780191694998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742234.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter deals with factual programming in the 1950s. The Talks Department was a rather powerful one and as it expanded it tended to overlap with both News and Documentary. In a sense documentary ... More


Paving the Empire Road: BBC Television and West Indian Immigration

Darrell M. Newton

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081675
eISBN:
9781781702840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081675.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This book provides an institutional case study of the BBC Television Service, as it undertook the responsibility of creating programmes that addressed the impact of black Britons, their attempts to ... More


Single plays

Troy Kennedy Martin

in Troy Kennedy Martin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067020
eISBN:
9781781702055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067020.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

In the 1950s and 1960s, the single play was the most prestigious form of drama on British television. Throughout the 1950s, Sunday Night Theatre provided the dramatic highpoint of the week on the ... More


Broadcasting rights to sport

Richard Haynes

in Media Rights and Intellectual Property

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748618804
eISBN:
9780748670994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618804.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Sport is one of the most cherished forms of media content, and broadcasting rights to access sporting events have become a central feature of the media economy. A willingness to pay for the pleasure ... More


Power and Pluralism in Broadcasting: The James MacTaggart Lecture 1987

Phillip Whitehead

in Television Policy: The MacTaggart Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748617173
eISBN:
9780748671113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617173.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

In this lecture, the author, a Labour MP and television producer, suggests that the broadcasting industry in Britain is suffering the most severe and sustained attack he can recall in the last ... More


Freedom in Broadcasting: The James MacTaggart Lecture 1989

Rupert Murdoch

in Television Policy: The MacTaggart Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748617173
eISBN:
9780748671113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617173.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

In this lecture, the author, chief executive of News International, offers a highly contentious and critical assessment of public service broadcasting, denouncing it as an ideology deployed by ... More


Deregulation and Quality Television: The James MacTaggart Lecture 1990

Verity Lambert

in Television Policy: The MacTaggart Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748617173
eISBN:
9780748671113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617173.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

In this lecture, the author, a producer and director who has worked at the BBC and ITV, examines what can be done to preserve quality in the context of a broadcasting system experiencing ... More


The Future of Television: Market Forces and Social Values: The James MacTaggart Lecture 1991

David Elstein

in Television Policy: The MacTaggart Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748617173
eISBN:
9780748671113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617173.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

In this lecture, the author, former chief executive of Channel 5, explores British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's legacy to broadcasting which, he argues, is characterised by a shift away from ... More


A Culture of Dependency: Power, Politics and Broadcasters: The James MacTaggart Lecture 1994

Greg Dyke

in Television Policy: The MacTaggart Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748617173
eISBN:
9780748671113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617173.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

In this lecture, the author, former director general of the BBC, attacks what he describes as the ‘culture of dependency’ in British television which subjects broadcasters to an increasing dependence ... More


Rewarding Creative Talent: The Struggle of the Independents: The James MacTaggart Lecture 1997

Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran

in Television Policy: The MacTaggart Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748617173
eISBN:
9780748671113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617173.003.0021
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

In this lecture, the authors, comedy writers whose independent production company Alomo has produced popular programmes such as Birds of a Feather (1983–1998), Love Hurts (1992–194) and Wall of ... More


Television versus the People: The James MacTaggart Lecture 1998

Peter Bazalgette

in Television Policy: The MacTaggart Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748617173
eISBN:
9780748671113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617173.003.0022
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

In this lecture, the author, founder of the independent production company Bazal (now Endemol UK) and recipient of the Royal Television Society's Judges award for his outstanding contribution to ... More


Public-Interest Broadcasting: A New Approach: The James MacTaggart Lecture 1999

Richard Eyre

in Television Policy: The MacTaggart Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748617173
eISBN:
9780748671113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617173.003.0023
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

In this lecture, the author, former chief executive at ITV, predicts the imminent demise of public service television in Britain for three reasons. First, public service broadcasting relies on ... More


Signposting Television in the 1980s: The Fourth Television: The James Mactaggart Lecture 1979

Jeremy Isaacs

in Television Policy: The MacTaggart Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748617173
eISBN:
9780748671113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617173.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

In this lecture, the author, a producer and broadcaster, articulated his vision for the (at the time of writing) new fourth television channel in Britain. In the lecture he envisages broadcasting in ... More


Regional broadcasting

Lez Cooke

in A sense of place: Regional British television drama, 1956-82

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719086786
eISBN:
9781781706329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086786.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Chapter 2 examines the history and development of regional broadcasting in the United Kingdom, from the beginnings of the BBC in the 1920s to the arrival of Channel Four in 1982, paying ... More


Television and Public Service: A Brief History1

Des Freedman and Vana Goblot (eds)

in A Future for Public Service Television

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781906897710
eISBN:
9781906897802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9781906897710.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter traces the history of public service television. The history of British public service broadcasting policy in the 20th century is characterized by a series of very deliberate public ... More


Television in a Rapidly Changing World: Content, Platforms and Channels1

Des Freedman and Vana Goblot (eds)

in A Future for Public Service Television

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781906897710
eISBN:
9781906897802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9781906897710.003.0026
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter argues that despite the proliferation of channels made possible by the new technologies of cable, satellite, and digital compression, the overall impact on established broadcasters has ... More


How to Strengthen Public Service Television

Chris Tryhorn

in A Future for Public Service Television

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781906897710
eISBN:
9781906897802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9781906897710.003.0047
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses five recommendations on how to strengthen public service television. The first is the need to maintain the UK's broadcasting ecology. The second is the need for the BBC to have ... More


Recommendations of the Puttnam Report1

Des Freedman and Vana Goblot (eds)

in A Future for Public Service Television

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781906897710
eISBN:
9781906897802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9781906897710.003.0048
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter presents the recommendations of the Puttnam Report. It covers recommendations for the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, and Channel 5. It proposes the establishment of a new fund for public service ... More


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