Controllers and Controlled

Asa Briggs

in The War of Words

Published in print March 1995 | ISBN: 9780192129567
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191670022 | DOI:
Controllers and Controlled

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This chapter focuses on the conflict of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) with the Ministry of Information and the Cabinet. It discusses Minister of Information Frank Pick's proposal for a government takeover of the BBC. When this proposal was not accepted, Pick appointed two new advisers to the BBC to deal with home affairs and local affairs. This chapter describes BBC General-Director General Frederick Ogilvie's reaction to the appointment and his eventual resignation in February 1942.

Keywords: Ministry of Information; Cabinet; Frank Pick; advisers; home affairs; local affairs; Frederick Ogilvie

Chapter.  6863 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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