'J.H. Whitley at the BBC 1930-35'

Hendy, David (2017) 'J.H. Whitley at the BBC 1930-35'. In: Hargreaves, John A, Laybourn, Keith and Toye, Richard (eds.) Liberal Reform and Industrial Relations: J.H. Whitley (1866-1935), Halifax Radical and Speaker of the House of Commons. Routledge Studies in Modern British History . Routledge, London and New York, pp. 143-154. ISBN 9781138293984

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An exploration of J.H. Whitley's tenure as Chairman of the British Broadcasting Corporation, 1930-35. The chapter argues that, although Whitley's arrival brought a period of calm to the governance of the BBC, owing largely to mutual respect between Whitley and the Director-General John Reith, it also coincided - and possibly helped to shape - a period in which the BBC became more administratively restrictive and cautious. This was partly a matter of internal policy and culture, but also conditions by the climate of British political life, which was becoming increasingly conservative.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: BBC, Broadcasting, Modern British History, Twentieth Century, Politics
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA History of Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM0621 Culture
Depositing User: David Hendy
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2017 09:57
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2017 09:57
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/71083
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