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The Last Year of the Old Regime

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/9780192129260.003.0025
The Last Year of the Old Regime

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This chapter examines the transition of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) from a company to a corporation. It suggests that the announcement of the new Governors of the BBC as a corporation in October 1926 was a sign that the old regime was drawing to a close. However, with the demise of the ‘company’ some of the old issue of 1922 re-emerged in the relations between the constituent companies which made up the BBC. It describes the changes in the management and operation of BBC after it became a corporation and highlights the knighthood of J.W.C. Reith.

Keywords: corporation; Governors; constituent companies; management; operation; Reith; knighthood

Chapter.  5835 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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