'There has long been a need for the clear description and appraisal of the work of the Peacock Committee one of the most momentous and misunderstood events in British broadcasting that is provided here. But, in tracing the long and respectable history of liberal economic thinking about broadcasting and in connecting the Peacock Committee directly with current debates about the internet and the notion of the "citizen/consumer", this essential book also makes a fundamental contribution to our understanding of the development of British broadcasting.' - Peter Goddard, Senior Lecturer in Media& Communication, University of Liverpool, UK
'Edited volumes of conference papers rarely manage to offer more than a series of disjointed soliloquies that lack coherence. But it is not the case with The Peacock Committee and UK Broadcasting. Its 12 chapters, consisting of essays, discussion excerpts, Committee Recommendations and other useful appendices, were thoughtfully and painstakingly edited by Tom O'Malley and Janet Jones. The volume is equipped with copious footnotes and helpfully provides an all-encompassing bibliography. Thus the book is more than just a sum of its individual parts. It offers a fundamental contribution to our understanding of the ongoing development of British broadcasting.'
- Angela Spindler-Brown, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television
'...much to recommend it as an illustration of how economics contributed to policy debate...' - J Cult Economy