Wartime Broadcasting by Mike BrownWartime Broadcasting by Mike Brown

Wartime Broadcasting

byMike Brown

Paperback | February 20, 2018

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On 3 September 1939, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain sat tensely at a microphone, using radio to declare that 'this country is at war with Germany'. During the ensuing wartime years, the BBC was the sole radio broadcaster in Britain, boosting morale through programes such as 'ITMA' and 'Worker's Playtime'; helping the Home Front with useful hints and advice; transmitting government messages; and providing news. Personalities and stars became household names--Tommy Handley, Arthur Askey, Ethel and Doris Walters, Mr Middleton--and their catchphrases could be heard everywhere. And yet, as this fascinating book explains, the BBC chose to avoid propaganda, and had to tread a fine line between what the people wanted to hear and what it was felt they should hear.
Mike Brown was head of history in a London comprehensive school who, in the absence of a book about the Home Front for his pupils, decided to write one. Since then he has written 27 books on twentieth-century British history. He lives in the UK.
Title:Wartime BroadcastingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 7.57 × 5.77 × 0.23 inPublished:February 20, 2018Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1784422649

ISBN - 13:9781784422646

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Table of Contents

Early Days
For Your Information
The Forces Programme
The End of the War
Further Reading
Places to Visit