This little volume, produced in 1949, contains the personal views of the then Controller of Radio 3 at the B.B.C., of the relation of broadcasting to society, in the particular context of his Christian faith. Post-war Britain was a very different country from that existing in the first three decades of the 20th century, and many old values were under scrutiny and being questioned. The B.B.C.'s importance as a public service meant that it needed to consider all these matters, and this book attempted to assist in this exercise.
Harman Grisewood (1906-1997) was an English radio actor, radio and television executive, novelist and non-fiction writer, and a cousin of Freddie Grisewood, the well-known radio presenter. Educated at Ampleforth and Oxford, he was a committed Roman Catholic, and in his varied and very successful career was guided and influenced by his religious principles.
The book is in excellent condition for its age, with a somewhat torn, but complete, dust jacket (unclipped). The pink & white boards are clean, and there are almost no signs of shelfwear, apart from some wrinkling on the spine. An ink-written dedication by the author adorns the fep. The binding is tight, and the text is clean and bright throughout.