The History of BBC Broadcasting in Scotland, 1923-83

The History of BBC Broadcasting in Scotland, 1923-83

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A detailed history of the BBC in Scotland, this book traces its growth from the first local radio station in the 1920s through to the 1980s when the BBC provided two network TV channels with Scottish opt-out programmes, a national radio channel for Scotland, and many area and community radio stations and network radio services. The author places Scottish development within the wider UK context and shows how the BBC in Scotland has developed as part of a centralized broadcasting organization. The book is based on extensive research and features statistical information. The author relates Scotland to other BBC regions and provides a comparative study of independent broadcasting. This book should be of interest to students undertaking media and communications courses in the UK, and to organizations dealing with the arts and the media. It is mainly directed at undergraduate and postgraduate students, but may also be useful for project work by secondary school pupils.show more

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  • Hardback | 376 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 628.22g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • appendices, bibliography
  • 074860376X
  • 9780748603763

Table of contents

Part 1 The formative years of broadcasting - 1922-1945: The BBCs early history and constitutional position; BBC local radio stations in Scotland and the advent of the regional scheme; the development of national and Scottish regional broadcasting; broadcasting during the war years, 1939-45. Part 2 The reorganization of broadcasting services and the end of the monopoly - 1945-1954: the post-war reorganization and development of BBC broadcasting; the Beveridge Report on broadcasting; the arrival of BBC television in Scotland, radio developments and constitutional changes; the BBCs monopoly of broadcasting and the coming of Independent Television. Part 3 Competition, consolidation, and expansion, 1955-1967: the BBC and ITV duopoly; the Pilkington Report on broadcasting; BBC television development in Scotland, and the origins, programme policy and influence of BBC 2; localized broadcasting and the influences of off-shore pirate radio on BBC programme policy. Part 4 Local broadcasting, structural change, and competition in radio 1967-1974: BBC local radio and changes to network radio and non-metropolitan broadcasting; the advent of independent local radio, and BBC radio and television development in Scotland. Part 5 Centralization, devolution and new challenges 1974-1983: the Annan Report on broadcasting; BBC Scotland and regional division; BBC Community radio, and the development of radio in Scotland; BBC Scotland and the challenges facing service broadcasting.show more

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