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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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The Last Year of the Old Regime

The Last Year of the Old Regime

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4. The Last Year of the Old Regime
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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/9780192129260.003.0025

This chapter examines the transition of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) from a company to a corporation. It suggests that the announcement of the new Governors of the BBC as a corporation in October 1926 was a sign that the old regime was drawing to a close. However, with the demise of the ‘company’ some of the old issue of 1922 re-emerged in the relations between the constituent companies which made up the BBC. It describes the changes in the management and operation of BBC after it became a corporation and highlights the knighthood of J.W.C. Reith.

Keywords:   corporation, Governors, constituent companies, management, operation, Reith, knighthood

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