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The Crawford Committee

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/9780192129260.003.0022
The Crawford Committee

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This chapter focuses on the role of the Crawford Committee in the initial efforts to create a charter for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). It explains that prior to the start of the committee's work in November 1925, Sir Evelyn Murray presented them with a memorandum on broadcasting. Murray upheld J.C.W. Reith's call for unified control and proposed that the best way to manage broadcasting companies was by setting up a corporation with a widely representative governing body. The committee also sided with Reith's opinion that constitutional change should be associated with executive continuity.

Keywords: Crawford Committee; Sir Evelyn Murray; broadcasting; Reith; unified control; executive continuity

Chapter.  8432 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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