The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom: Volume V: Competition

Hardcover | September 1, 1977

byAsa Briggs

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Now available in five volumes, Asa Briggs' History of British Broadcasting in the UK provides an exhaustive chronicle of the BBC's activities, achievements, and personnell--from the early days of wireless broadcasting and the Corporation's foundation, through its establishment as a part ofhome life and role in the Second WOrld War, to the end of its monopoly and attempts to reflect the needs of a changing society. Competition, the latest volume in Asa Brigg's monumental history, covers a period of 20 uears, from the end of the BBC's monopoloy in 1955 to the mid 1970s. It lookds at the history of the BBC in an age of competiton, so inevitaly contains much fascinating material on the `independent' radio andtelevision companies as well as the BBC. There are chapters on the reporting of the Suez Crisis, the Pilkington Committee, the governorship of Hugh Greene (the man Mary Whitehouse said was `responsible for the collapse which characterized the sixties and seventies'), Radio Piracy, the introductionof new technologies, and the BBC Jubilee.

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Now available in five volumes, Asa Briggs' History of British Broadcasting in the UK provides an exhaustive chronicle of the BBC's activities, achievements, and personnell--from the early days of wireless broadcasting and the Corporation's foundation, through its establishment as a part ofhome life and role in the Second WOrld War, to ...

A leading historian and expert on the BBC, and the author of numerous classic scholarly publications, Asa Briggs is Chancellor of the Open University, and Vice-President of the Historical Society.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:1160 pages, 8.43 × 5.39 × 0.01 inPublished:September 1, 1977Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:019215964X

ISBN - 13:9780192159649

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`magisterial and comprehensive ... This is a monumental work of scholarship which could only have been undertaken as a public duty.'The Spectator