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British Broadcasting Corporation:1927-2002 Trial Series

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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.

Dates Covered



  • BBC Written Archives Centre
  • British Library


Licensed to access BBC Handbooks, Annual Reports and Accounts, 1927-2002

Contributor BBC Written Archives Centre Contents 2 Volumes, 116 Documents (23,247 Pages)
The British Broadcasting Company became the British Broadcasting Corporation on 1 January 1927 and quickly became an iconic and central...

Licensed to access BBC Listener Research Department Reports, 1937-c.1950

Contributor BBC Written Archives Centre Contents 4 Volumes, 51 Documents (10,298 Pages)
This collection contains Audience Research Reports compiled by the British Broadcasting Corporation’s (BBC) Listener Research Department (LRD) between 1937 and...

Licensed to access British Government Information and Propaganda, 1939-2009

Contributor British Library Contents 7 Volumes, 1566 Documents (27,856 Pages)
Scanned from source at the British Library, this collection contains a carefully curated selection of materials produced by the British...
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