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The Radio Front

By Ron Bateman

9780750996648

ISBN: 9780750996648

Published: 05-05-2022


The Radio Front

By Ron Bateman

ISBN: 9780750996648

Published: 05-05-2022

About This Book

Within 17 years of the first ever public broadcast in the UK, Britain again found itself at war. From humble, or ‘tedious’ beginnings broadcasting to localities during those early years, the Home Office and the BBC suddenly awakened to the potential wartime benefits of public radio. Behind the curtains of a million blacked-out homes the Home Service sought to keep the nation informed, upbeat and entertained. When Radio Came of Age examines the relationship between the government, the corporation and the listener - the triumphs and the controversies. We discover just how influential public broadcasting became among a people capable of displaying remarkable indifference in perilous circumstances, and yet could act almost as one in the interest of patriotic unity in their country’s hour of greatest need.

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