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The Resource London calling : Britain, the BBC World Service, and the Cold War, Alban Webb

London calling : Britain, the BBC World Service, and the Cold War, Alban Webb

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London calling : Britain, the BBC World Service, and the Cold War
Title
London calling
Title remainder
Britain, the BBC World Service, and the Cold War
Statement of responsibility
Alban Webb
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From its inception in 1932, overseas broadcasting by the BBC quickly became an essential adjunct to British diplomatic and foreign policy objectives. For this reason, the World Service was considered the primary means of engaging with attitudes and opinions behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War. Although funded by government Grant-in-Aid, the Service's editorial independence was enshrined in the BBC's Charter, Licence and Agreement. London Calling explores the delicate balance of power that lay in the relations between Whitehall and the World Service during the Cold War.This book also assesses the nature and impact of the World Service's programmes on listeners living in the Eastern bloc countries. In doing so, it traces the evolution of overseas broadcasting from Britain alongside the political, diplomatic and fiscal challenges that the country faced right up to the Suez crisis and the 1956 Hungarian uprising. These were defining experiences for the United Kingdom's international broadcaster that, as a consequence, helped shape and define the BBC World Service as we know it today. London Calling is an important study for anyone interested in the media and foreign policy histories of Great Britain or the history of the Cold War more generally"--
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Provided by publisher
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Webb, Alban
Dewey number
384.5406541
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • BBC World Service
  • International broadcasting
  • Cold War
Label
London calling : Britain, the BBC World Service, and the Cold War, Alban Webb
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction Part I -- From Total War to Cold War 1. Planning for Peace 2. The Home Front 3. The Cold War Challenge Part II -- Inter-National Service 4. The Imagined Audience 5. The Radio Arms Race Part III -- Global Reach 6. Mapping the Cold War 7. Austerity Britain Part IV -- Battlefields 8. The Soviet Challenge 9. Hungary 10. Suez Conclusion Bibliography Index
Control code
FIEb17669893
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 253 pages
Isbn
9781472515018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)857879263
Label
London calling : Britain, the BBC World Service, and the Cold War, Alban Webb
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction Part I -- From Total War to Cold War 1. Planning for Peace 2. The Home Front 3. The Cold War Challenge Part II -- Inter-National Service 4. The Imagined Audience 5. The Radio Arms Race Part III -- Global Reach 6. Mapping the Cold War 7. Austerity Britain Part IV -- Battlefields 8. The Soviet Challenge 9. Hungary 10. Suez Conclusion Bibliography Index
Control code
FIEb17669893
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 253 pages
Isbn
9781472515018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)857879263

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