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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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Controllers and Controlled

Controllers and Controlled

(p.301) 2. Controllers and Controlled
The War of Words

Asa Briggs

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on the conflict of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) with the Ministry of Information and the Cabinet. It discusses Minister of Information Frank Pick's proposal for a government takeover of the BBC. When this proposal was not accepted, Pick appointed two new advisers to the BBC to deal with home affairs and local affairs. This chapter describes BBC General-Director General Frederick Ogilvie's reaction to the appointment and his eventual resignation in February 1942.

Keywords:   Ministry of Information, Cabinet, Frank Pick, advisers, home affairs, local affairs, Frederick Ogilvie

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