An Alternative Programme

Asa Briggs

in The War of Words

Published in print March 1995 | ISBN: 9780192129567
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191670022 | DOI:
An Alternative Programme

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This chapter focuses on the British Broadcasting Corporation's (BBC) introduction of an alternative programme in September 1939 after it was restricted to only one programme at the start of World War 2. It explains that while the Air Ministry was adamant on the subject of a single programme, the BBC Control Board did not drop the subject which quickly began to be linked with the question of how best to entertain British Expeditionary Forces (BEF) stationed in France. It highlights the Air Ministry's approval of the use of 342-meter wavelength for BBC's programmes for BEF.

Keywords: alternative programme; World War 2; Air Ministry; British Expeditionary Forces; France

Chapter.  6531 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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