American Television on British Screens: A Story of Cultural by Paul Rixon

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The BBe, a national public service broadcaster, was confirmed as the proper authority to develop and protect this new national resource in a similar way that it had for radio. Indeed, according to Briggs, its successful start before the war had led to 'not only the first regular television service but also the best television service in the world between 1938 and 1939. : 621-2). In 1943, the Hankey committee was set up to consider television's development after the war. It concluded in 1944 that 'the future public television service should be entrusted to the BBe as the sound broadcasting authority' (Briggs, 1979: 180).

While there are moments when such accounts do highlight the role and importance of American imports, they are usually through particular discourses, for example fears around Americanisation, social concerns about violent or sexual content or the wish to protect British jobs. For Michele Hilmes, part of the reason for 32 Re-evaluating British Television History 33 this lies with broadcasting, in nations like Britain, historically being engaged in 'the task of national unification, definition and dissemination of a national culture and defence against the inroads of other nations ...

The BBe, a national public service broadcaster, was confirmed as the proper authority to develop and protect this new national resource in a similar way that it had for radio. Indeed, according to Briggs, its successful start before the war had led to 'not only the first regular television service but also the best television service in the world between 1938 and 1939. : 621-2). In 1943, the Hankey committee was set up to consider television's development after the war. It concluded in 1944 that 'the future public television service should be entrusted to the BBe as the sound broadcasting authority' (Briggs, 1979: 180).

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