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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


Facing the Nation

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/9780192129260.003.0020
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter describes J.C.W. Reith's publicity strategy for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). It discusses the launch of the Radio Times in September 1923 and the appointment of Gladstone ... 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


Many Projects 1936–1937

Jonathan Betts

in Time Restored: The Harrison timekeepers and R.T. Gould, the man who knew (almost) everything

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198568025
eISBN:
9780191718144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568025.003.19
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter details Rupert's life between 1936 and 1937. He signed an agreement with Methuen for yet another publication, to be called A Book of Marvels, to be part of their Fountain Library series. ... More


In the Beginning

Jürg R. Schwyter

in Dictating to the Mob: The History of the BBC Advisory Committee on Spoken English

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198736738
eISBN:
9780191800399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736738.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

The early BBC was meant to entertain and to educate the masses, according to John Reith, its first managing director. This led, in 1926, to the establishment of the Advisory Committee on Spoken ... More


Dictating to the Mob: The History of the BBC Advisory Committee on Spoken English

Jürg R. Schwyter

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198736738
eISBN:
9780191800399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736738.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

In the early years of the BBC under John Reith, its Advisory Committee on Spoken English (1926–39) was established to settle the pronunciation of doubtful words, particularly foreign words. But the ... More


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