A Social History of British Broadcasting
1922-1939 Serving the Nation
This is a history of broadcasting and its impact on modern life in Britain from its origins in the 1920s to the outbreak of the Second World War. Its concerns are with programmes and their makers and with the audiences for which they were made. It is a pioneering work of cultural and social history.
1. Public Service Broadcasting part 1.
Part I: Broadcasting and Politics: .
2. The Containment of Controversy.
3. The Management of News and Political Debate.
4. Broadcasting and Unemployment.
5. Broadcasting and Foreign Affairs.
Part II: The Production of Information: News, Features and Talks:.
6. News Values and Practices.
7. Features and Social Documentaries.
8. Forms of Talk.
Part III: The Production of Entertainment and Culture: Music and Variety:.
9. Music Policy.
10. Musical Tastes.
11. Time and Money, Entertainment and Culture.
12. Styles of Variety.
Part IV: Broadcasting and its Audiences:.
13. The National Culture.
14. Local and Regional Broadcasting.
15. Manchester and its Programmes.
16. The Listener.
Bibliography and References.