Let the people speak – The Community Programmes Unit 1972–2002

Henderson, Jo (2022) Let the people speak – The Community Programmes Unit 1972–2002. Critical Studies in Television: The International Journal of Television Studies. p. 174960202110630. ISSN 1749-6020

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Abstract

Fifty years ago, the controller of BBC 2, (now Sir) David Attenborough supported an initiative to expand the range of voices and opinions on the BBC through a specialist Community Programmes Unit (CPU). The Unit formed in 1972, a time when the function of broadcasting was subjected to intense public scrutiny in the run-up to the delayed Annan Committee, which finally reported in 1977. Using archival sources, this article builds on the limited literature on the CPU to provide a fuller account of the content it created, the contexts it used and the challenges it faced in its 30-year duration.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Author(s), Let the people speak – The Community Programmes Unit 1972–2002, Critical Studies in Television: The International Journal of Television Studies. Copyright © 2022 The Author(s). DOI: 10.1177/17496020211063092.
Uncontrolled Keywords: BBC, access television, community programmes, Open Door, Open Space, Video Diaries
Subjects: Film and television > Television
Social sciences > Communication and culture
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Depositing User: Jo Henderson
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2022 14:42
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2022 14:42
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/8889

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