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Pinkoes and Traitors - Signed First Edition

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During the Margaret Thatcher years, Britain experienced mass unemployment, trade union strikes, bloody war in Northern Ireland and the Falklands, and an existential threat to its public service broadcaster, the BBC. Pounded by a coherent free market argument, the BBC had to justify its right to the Licence Fee and its independent place in the 'unwritten' British constitution. It did so by producing memorable programmes for the whole British public (not just for the groups that advertisers liked), bolstered by a surprising amount of help from elements of the Conservative government (although not from Thatcher). Drawing on previously unseen state and BBC papers, many released specifically for this dramatic and revealing account, as well as a compelling range of interviewees, Jean Seaton examines the turbulent controversies (stirred up by programmes such as Maggie's Militant Tendency) and the magnificent triumphs (such as Life on Earth and Morecambe and Wise) of an institution that Britain loved and hated, and in many ways is still defined by.

Signed copy, first edition, excellent condition, with dust jacket.

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Signed Copy First Edition
Author(s):
Jean Seaton
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24cms x 16cms x 4cms
Edition:
2015 Signed Copy First Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1846684749
ISBN-13:
9781846684746
Number of pages:
384
Publisher:
Profile Books
Title:
Pinkoes and Traitors

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During the Margaret Thatcher years, Britain experienced mass unemployment, trade union strikes, bloody war in Northern Ireland and the Falklands, and an existential threat to its public service broadcaster, the BBC. Pounded by a coherent free market argument, the BBC had to justify its right to the Licence Fee and its independent place in the 'unwritten' British constitution. It did so by producing memorable programmes for the whole British public (not just for the groups that advertisers liked), bolstered by a surprising amount of help from elements of the Conservative government (although not from Thatcher). Drawing on previously unseen state and BBC papers, many released specifically for this dramatic and revealing account, as well as a compelling range of interviewees, Jean Seaton examines the turbulent controversies (stirred up by programmes such as Maggie's Militant Tendency) and the magnificent triumphs (such as Life on Earth and Morecambe and Wise) of an institution that Britain loved and hated, and in many ways is still defined by.

Signed copy, first edition, excellent condition, with dust jacket.

Added value:
Signed Copy First Edition
Author(s):
Jean Seaton
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24cms x 16cms x 4cms
Edition:
2015 Signed Copy First Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1846684749
ISBN-13:
9781846684746
Number of pages:
384
Publisher:
Profile Books
Title:
Pinkoes and Traitors

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