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The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Volume IThe Birth of Broadcasting$
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Asa Briggs

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780192129260

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129260.001.0001

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‘Getting on with the Job’

‘Getting on with the Job’

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4. ‘Getting on with the Job’
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The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Volume I
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Asa Briggs

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129260.003.0015

This chapter focuses on the continuing work of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) while negotiating with the British Post Office concerning the report of the Sykes Committee. Despite being involved in high-level negotiations, the BBC continued provide a regular broadcasting service of a standard which could be relied upon by the listeners. In addition, J.C.W. Reith also made a number of key appointments to improve BBC's programming, including Peter Eckersley as chief engineer.

Keywords:   British Post Office, Sykes Committee, broadcasting service, Reith, Peter Eckersley

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