9780415198721

British Television Policy: A Reader

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    9780415198721

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  • Copyright: 2001-08-24
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Summary

British Television Policyprovides a forum for the significant policy debates which have informed and shaped television broadcasting since the publication in 1986 of the Peacock Committee Report on the financing of the BBC.The Readerpresents key documents and critically analyzes their impact on the organization, financial resources, program content, editorial philosophy and the regulatory environment of television broadcasting.

Table of Contents

Glossary xiv
Acknowledgements xxi
Television Policy Post-Peacock: An Introduction 1(18)
PART ONE Television Broadcasting Policy: Public Service Broadcasting 19(28)
Changing Understandings and Perceptions
The Broadcasting Research Unit and Public Service Broadcasting
22(1)
BRU, The Public Service Idea in British Broadcasting: Main Principles, 1985
The Times Critique of Public Service Broadcasting
23(2)
The Times, `Whither the BBC?', 1985
Peacock and Public Service Broadcasting
25(4)
Report of the Committee on Financing the BBC, 1986
The Future of the BBC and Public Service Broadcasting
29(2)
The Future of the BBC, Cm 2098 1992
No Change? Public Service Broadcasting in the Digital Age
31(1)
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, The Big Switch? Digital Future -- Turn-On or Turn-Off?, Speech, October 1998
Davies and Public Service Broadcasting
32(3)
The Future Funding of the BBC, Report of the Independent Review Panel, 1999
The End of Public Service Broadcasting?
35(3)
DTI and DCMS, A New Future For Communications, Cm 5010, 2000
Critical Voices
Freedom in Broadcasting versus the Public Service Tradition
38(3)
MacTaggart Memorial Lecture, 1989
Rupert Murdoch
Defending Public Service Broadcasting from `Occupying Powers'
41(1)
MacTaggart Memorial Lecture, 1993
Dennis Potter
The Campaign for Quality Television and Public Service Broadcasting
42(1)
CQT, The Purposes of Broadcasting, 1998
Public Interest Broadcasting
43(4)
MacTaggart Memorial Lecture, 1999
Richard Eyre
PART TWO Television Broadcasting Policy: Finance 47(42)
Thatcher and Peacock Set an Agenda
Television Broadcasting Policy: Margaret Thatcher's Analysis and Policy Prescriptions
50(3)
The Downing Street Years, 1993
Margaret Thatcher
The Peacock Committee: Terms of Reference and Recommendations for a `Functioning Broadcasting Market'
53(6)
Report of the Committee on Financing the BBC, Cmnd 9824, 1986
Financing the Commercial Sector of Television
Progeny of Peacock
59(2)
Broadcasting in the '90s: Competition, Choice and Quality, Cm 517, 1988
The Franchise Auction and the Broadcasting Act 1990
61(3)
Broadcasting Act 1990
The ITC and the Renewal of Channel 3 Licences
64(1)
ITC Sets Out Terms For Renewal of Channel 3 Licences, ITC News Release 109/98, 25 November 1998
Privatising Channel 4
65(3)
The Privatisation of Channel 4, a Speech delivered at the Edinburgh Festival, 1996
Michael Grade
Financing the BBC
Peacock and the Licence Fee
68(2)
Report of the Committee on Financing the BBC, Cmnd 9824, 1986
Paying for the BBC: The Options
70(3)
Department of National Heritage, The Future of the BBC, Cm 2098, 1992
Privatising the BBC?
73(2)
Sharper Visions: The BBC and the Communications Revolution, 1993
Ian Hargreaves
Producer Choice and Organisational Change at the BBC: John Birt's Response to his Critics
75(2)
`The BBC: Past and Present', Speech, 1993
John Birt
The Davies Report: The Case for a Digital Licence Supplement
77(3)
The Future Funding of the BBC, Report of the IRP, 1999
Commercial Television's Response to the Davies Report
80(2)
`A Tax Too Far', Guardian, 1999
Clive Jones
The BBC's Response to the Davies Review Panel
82(2)
BBC Response to Licence Panel Fee Report, BBC News Release, 1999
The Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport: Rejecting the Davies Proposals
84(3)
Funding the BBC, Committee on Culture, Media and Sport, 1999
The Funding Review of the BBC: The Parliamentary Statement by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Chris Smith
87(2)
Hansard, 2000
PART THREE Television Broadcasting Policy: Programmes 89(40)
What is Broadcasting Quality?
Broadcasting Quality: Snooker or La Traviata?
92(2)
`In Defence of Quality', Listener Lecture, 1989
Simon Jenkins
Quality in Broadcasting: An `Essentially Contested Concept'
94(3)
`Television's Holy Grail: Seven Types of Quality', 1990
Geoff Mulgan
Defining Quality in Television: Views from the Broadcasting Research Unit
97(3)
BRU, Quality in Television: Programmes, Programme-makers, Systems, 1989
Programming Policy and the BBC
The Future of the BBC: Options for Programming
100(2)
Department of National Heritage, The Future of the BBC, Cmnd 2098, 1992
BBC Programming Policy: Extending Choice by Pursuing `Complementary Objectives'
102(2)
BBC, Extending Choice: The BBC's Role in the New Broadcasting Age, 1992
People and Programmes: Continuity and Change in BBC Programming
104(2)
BBC, People and Programmes, 1995
People and Programmes not Policies and Processes: Hussey's Criticisms of Birt's Reforms
106(2)
Parliamentary Debates, Lords, 1999
Maintaining the `Gold Standard': Greg Dyke, BBC Programming and the Digital Television Marketplace
108(3)
MacTaggart Memorial Lecture, 2000
Greg Dyke
News, Current Affairs and Children's Programmes
Changing News and Current Affairs Commitments at Granada
111(4)
`World in Action Meets Yoof TV . . .', Guardian, 1999
`Flashing Blue Light' Television: The ITC Annual Programme Review
115(2)
ITC, Annual Reports and Accounts, 1998
The Decline of Documentaries on ITV
117(3)
CQT, Serious Documentaries on ITV, 1998
Changing Trends in British Television Current Affairs
120(3)
Changing Trends in British Television: A Case Study of Drama and Current Affairs, 1999
Steven Barnett
Emily Seymour
News at Ten: Markets versus Interfering Politicians
123(2)
public lecture, 1999
Richard Eyre
The Americanisation of Children's Television?
125(4)
The Integrity and Erosion of Public Television for Children: A Pan-European Survey, 1998
Jay G. Blumler
Daniel Biltereyst
PART FOUR Television Broadcasting Policy: Regulation 129(48)
Programme Content
Regulating the BBC: The Governors, the Public and Accountability
132(4)
BBC, Governing Today's BBC: Broadcasting, the Public Interest and Accountability, 1997
The BBC's Producers' Guidelines, the ITC Programme Code and the BSC's Code of Conduct
136(1)
Beechers Brook, Regulation and the Broadcasting Act 1990
137(2)
Broadcasting Act 1990
Regulating for Regional Programming
139(1)
CQT, The Purposes of Broadcasting, 1998
The Broadcasting Standards Commission
140(2)
Broadcasting Act 1996
Regulating Public Service Broadcasting in the Digital Age
142(4)
DTI and DCMS, A New Future for Communications, Cm 5010, 2000
Media Ownership
A Bill to Regulate for Media Diversity
146(3)
Chris Mullin MP, Hansard, 1995
Media Ownership: The Government's View
149(3)
Department of National Heritage, Media Ownership: The Government's Proposals, Cm 2872, 1995
Shaping the Democratic Vision: Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom and Reforming Regulation
152(2)
CPBF, 21st Century Media: Shaping the Democratic Vision, 1996
The Need to Regulate the Market in Television Broadcasting
154(3)
CQT, The Purposes of Broadcasting, 1998
Relaxing the Rules: Media Ownership and A New Future for Communications
157(3)
DTI and DCMS, A New Future for Communications, Cm 5010, 2000
Convergence in the Digital Age
Regulating Communications: An Evolutionary Approach
160(4)
DTI and DCMS, Regulating Communications: Approaching Convergence in the Digital Age, Cm 4022, 1998
Regulation in the Digital Television Age
164(2)
CQT, The Purposes of Broadcasting, 1998
The ITC and the Future of Regulation
166(1)
`The Future of Regulation', Speech to Royal Television Society, 1999
Sir Robin Biggam
The BBC Response to Regulating Communications
167(2)
BBC Response to Regulating Communications: Approaching Convergence in the Information Age
The Regulation of Television in the Digital Age
169(3)
Lecture to Royal Television Society, 1999
Chris Smith
Regulating the Gateways to Digitopia
172(1)
`The Prize and the Price: The Social, Political and Cultural Consequences of the Digital Age', New Statesman Lecture, 1999
John Birt
OFCOM: A New Regulatory Body
173(4)
DTI and DCMS, A New Future For Communications, Cm 5010, 2000
PART FIVE Television Broadcasting Policy: Political Communications 177(33)
Broadcasters and Politicians: The Relationship Under Pressure
The Broadcasting Ban on Reporting Northern Ireland
180(2)
Parliamentary Debates, `Broadcasting and Terrorism', 1988
The Windlesham / Rampton Report on Death on the Rock
182(3)
Foreword by Ian Trethowen, 1989
Politicians and the Culture of Dependency
185(3)
MacTaggart Memorial Lecture, 1994
Greg Dyke
Impartiality
The Broadcasting Act 1990 and Impartiality
188(2)
The Broadcasting Act 1990
Impartiality or Censorship?
190(3)
`A Code for Charlatans', Guardian, 1990
John Pilger
Television and Parliament
The Debate about Televising the House of Commons
193(2)
Parliamentary Affairs, 1986
Bob Franklin
Televising the Commons: The Case in Favour
195(3)
Parliamentary Debates, 1986
Michael Foot
Televising the Commons: The Case Against
198(2)
in Televising Democracies, 1992
Roger Gale
Televising the Commons: The Decline across a Decade
200(3)
Electronics Media, Parliament and the People, 1999
Stephen Coleman
Party Political Broadcasting
The History of Party Political Broadcasting
203(3)
The Broadcasters' Consortium, Consultation Paper on the Reform of Party Political Broadcasting, 1998
Reform of the Party Political Broadcast: The Broadcasters' Proposals
206(2)
The Broadcasters' Consortium, Consultation Paper on the Reform of Party Political Broadcasting, 1998
Party Election Broadcasts: The New Guidelines
208(2)
The Broadcasters' Consortium, Consultation Paper on the Reform of Party Political Broadcasting, 1998
Guide to Further Reading 210(4)
Appendix A: Parliamentary Debates on Television Policy: A Chronological Listing 214(3)
Appendix B: Committees of Inquiry into Broadcasting and Television Policy 217(10)
Index 227

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