British Broadcasting Corporation, 1927-2002

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British Broadcasting Corporation: 1927-2002 Trial Series

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BBC Listener Research Department reports, 1937-c.1950

BBC Listener Research Department, 1937-c.1950

The Audience Research Reports of the BBC", covering the period... explore collection...

BBC handbooks, annual reports and accounts, 1927-2002

British Broadcasting Corporation, 1927-2002

This collection, covering 1927-2001/2, includes all the handbooks, annual reports... explore collection...


Learn how broadcast listener expectations changed and viewer expectations developed in the United Kingdom during the 20th century. These records include both detailed schedules and audience research. They also include commentary on how the BBC interpreted their own performance. The listener research reports include details of what was broadcast during World War 2 and how it was received. These BBC records are valuable as a mirror of the social change that the broadcaster had to reflect in order to engage with its audience.
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Series Data

Dates Covered

1927 - 2002

Subjects Covered

  • Australasian
  • Australian
  • British
  • Culture
  • History
  • Religion
  • Social
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Countries Covered

  • Australia
  • England
  • United Kingdom
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  • BBC Written Archives Centre
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