Wartime Broadcasting, Paperback / softback Book

Wartime Broadcasting Paperback / softback

Part of the Shire Library series


On 3 September 1939, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain sat tensely at a microphone, using radio to declare that `this country is at war with Germany'.

During the ensuing wartime years, the BBC was the sole radio broadcaster in Britain, boosting morale through programmes such as `ITMA' and `Worker's Playtime'; helping the Home Front with useful hints and advice; transmitting government messages; and providing news.

Personalities and stars became household names - Tommy Handley, Arthur Askey, Ethel and Doris Walters, Mr Middleton - and their catchphrases could be heard everywhere. And yet, as this fascinating book explains, the BBC chose to avoid propaganda, and had to tread a fine line between what the people wanted to hear and what it was felt they should hear.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Radio
  • ISBN: 9781784422646

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