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The War of WordsThe History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom: Volume III$
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Asa Briggs

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780192129567

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129567.001.0001

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Reconstruction

Reconstruction

Chapter:
4. Reconstruction
Source:
The War of Words
Author(s):

Asa Briggs

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129567.003.0025

This chapter describes the changes in the British Broadcasting Corporation's (BBC) programming during the reconstruction period. In March 1945 BBC Director-General William Haley announced that the company would provide listeners in Great Britain with two full-scale alternative programmes and that the regional services which had been interrupted for security reasons would also return. This chapter also discusses the proposal for the BBC to maintain its sole rights within Britain to originate programmes for distribution by wire or wireless.

Keywords:   broadcast programming, reconstruction, William Haley, alternative programmes, regional services

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