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The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom: Volume II: The Golden Age of Wireless
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The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom: Volume II: The Golden Age of Wireless

Asa Briggs

Abstract

This is the second volume of a four-volume history of broadcasting in the United Kingdom. This volume covers the period from the beginning of 1927, when the BBC ceased to be a private company and became a public corporation, up to the outbreak of war in 1939. The acceptance of wireless as a part of the homely background of life and the acceptance of the BBC as the ‘natural’ institution for controlling it, distinguish this period from that covered in the first volume. From 1927 to 1939 the system of public control that had evolved from the early struggles was never seriously in jeopardy and the ... More

Keywords: broadcasting history, British broadcasting, BBC, Secord World War, wireless, Ullswater Report, BBC programmes, BBC programme-makers, BBC listeners, public attitudes, television, Baird, Sir John Reith

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780192129307
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129307.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Asa Briggs, author
Open University