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‘Getting on with the Job’

Asa Briggs

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

Published in print March 1995 | ISBN: 9780192129260
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191670008 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129260.003.0015
‘Getting on with the Job’

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This chapter focuses on the continuing work of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) while negotiating with the British Post Office concerning the report of the Sykes Committee. Despite being involved in high-level negotiations, the BBC continued provide a regular broadcasting service of a standard which could be relied upon by the listeners. In addition, J.C.W. Reith also made a number of key appointments to improve BBC's programming, including Peter Eckersley as chief engineer.

Keywords: British Post Office; Sykes Committee; broadcasting service; Reith; Peter Eckersley

Chapter.  6502 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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