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Radio Fun and the BBC Variety Department, 1922—67 : Comedy and Popular Music on Air / / by Martin Dibbs

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Autore: Dibbs Martin Visualizza persona
Titolo: Radio Fun and the BBC Variety Department, 1922—67 : Comedy and Popular Music on Air / / by Martin Dibbs Visualizza cluster
Pubblicazione: Cham : , : Springer International Publishing : , : Imprint : Palgrave Macmillan, , 2019
Edizione: 1st ed. 2019.
Descrizione fisica: 1 online resource (312 pages)
Disciplina: 384.540973
Soggetto topico: Great Britain—History
Social history
World War, 1939-1945
History of Britain and Ireland
Social History
History of World War II and the Holocaust
Cultural History
Nota di contenuto: Chapter One: Introduction -- Chapter Two: 1922-1933: Variety before Variety -- Chapter Three: 1933-1939: The Show Begins -- Chapter Four: 1939-1945: ‘We will be working under difficulties’ -- Chapter Five: 1945-1955: A Golden Age for Radio Comedy -- Chapter Six: 1956-1967: Sound Into Vision: Popular Into Pop -- Chapter Seven: Coda -- Sources and Further Reading -- Index.
Sommario/riassunto: This book provides a narrative history of the BBC Radio Variety Department exploring, along chronological lines, the workings of, tensions within and the impact of BBC policies on the programme-making department which generated the organisation’s largest audiences. It provides an insight into key events, personalities, programmes, internal politics and trends in popular entertainment, censorship and anti-American policy as they individually or collectively affected the Department. Martin Dibbs examines how the Department's programmes became markers in the daily and weekly lives of millions of listeners, and helped shape the nation's listening habits when radio was the dominant source of domestic entertainment. The book explores events and topics which, while not directly forming part of the Variety Department’s history, nevertheless intersected with or had an impact on it. Such topics include the BBC’s attitude to jazz and rock and roll, the arrival of television with its impact on radio, the pirate radio stations, and the Popular Music and Gramophone Departments, both of whom worked closely with the Variety Department.
Titolo autorizzato: Radio Fun and the BBC Variety Department, 1922—67  Visualizza cluster
ISBN: 3-319-95609-4
Formato: Materiale a stampa
Livello bibliografico Monografia
Lingua di pubblicazione: Inglese
Record Nr.: 9910483590203321
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Serie: Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media, . 2634-6575