The Peacock Committee and UK Broadcasting Policy by T. O'Malley, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Peacock Committee and UK Broadcasting Policy

The Peacock Committee and UK Broadcasting Policy

by T. O'Malley
     
 
This fascinating collection of essays is the first full-length scholarly study of the genesis and influence of Alan Peacock's intellectually radical 'Report of the Committee on Financing the BBC' (1986), which fundamentally altered the principles governing the development of broadcasting policy in the UK.

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This fascinating collection of essays is the first full-length scholarly study of the genesis and influence of Alan Peacock's intellectually radical 'Report of the Committee on Financing the BBC' (1986), which fundamentally altered the principles governing the development of broadcasting policy in the UK.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

'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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230524743
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
11/24/2009
Edition description:
2009
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

STEVEN BARNETT is Professor of Communications at the University of Westminster, UK

SAMUEL BRITTAN is a columnist at the Financial Times
RICHARD COLLINS is Professor of Media Studies at the Open University, UK
JEREMY HARDIE has been an academic economist and a member of the Peacock Committee, and is now a Research Associate at the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, London School of Economics, UK

PETER JAY has been an economic journalist for the Times and the BBC, served in the Treasury from 1961-67, and served as H.M. Ambassador to the USA from 1977-79

TONY LENNON has been the elected president of BECTU (Broadcasting Entertainment Cinematograph and Theatre Union) since 1991

ANTHONY MCNICHOLAS is a Senior Lecturer in Communications at the University of Westminster, UK
DAVID NICHOLAS was Chairman of Independent Television News from 1960 to 1991
ALAN PEACOCK has been Chief Economic Adviser to the DTI, and the first Vice Chancellor of the University of Buckingham
ALWYN ROBERTS has been a long-serving BBC Governor for Wales

JEAN SEATON is Professor of Media History at the University of Westminster, UK

KEVIN WILLIAMS is Professor of Media and Communication Studies at Swansea University, UK

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