The Peacock Committee and UK Broadcasting Policy

The Peacock Committee and UK Broadcasting Policy


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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.

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ISBN-13: 9780230524743
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 10/09/2009
Edition description: 2009
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About 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

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Preface Notes on Contributors Introduction; T.O'Malley Planning and Competition; T.O'Malley Liberalism and Broadcasting Policy from the 1920s to the 1960s; T.O'Malley Technology, Politics and Economics 1962-84; T.O'Malley Twenty and Thirty and Forty Years On: A Personal Retrospect on Broadcasting Policy Since 1967; P.Jay The 'Politics' of Investigating Broadcasting Finance; A.Peacock The Fight for Freedom in Broadcasting; S.Brittan It was the BBC Wot Won It: Winning the Peacock Report for the Corporation, or How the BBC Responded to the Peacock Committee; J.Seaton & A.McNicholas Paradigm Found: The Peacock Report and the Genesis of a New Model UK Broadcasting Policy; R.Collins The Unbearable Light of the Market: Broadcasting in the Nations and Regions of Britain post-Peacock; K.Williams PSB 2.0. UK Broadcasting Policy after Peacock; J.Jones Impressions, Influences and Indebtedness; A.Peacock Conference Witness Testimonies Appendix 1 Peacock Report: Recommendations Appendix 2 -Biographies of Members of the Peacock Committee Notes Bibliography Index

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