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The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Volume I: The Birth of Broadcasting

Asa Briggs


This is the first part of a five-volume history of broadcasting in the UK. Together the volumes give an authoritative account of the rise of broadcasting in this country. Though naturally largely concerned with the BBC it does give a general history of broadcasting, not simply an institutional history of the BBC. This volume covers early amateur experiments in wireless telephony in America and in England, the pioneer days at Writtle in Essex and elsewhere, and the coming of organised broadcasting and its rapid growth during the first four years of the BBC's existence as a private company befor ... More

Keywords: broadcasting, BBC, Writtle, Crawford Report, public service, impartiality, wireless

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Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780192129260
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129260.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Asa Briggs, author
Open University

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