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Television Policy: The MacTaggart Lectures

Bob Franklin

Abstract

This book offers an account of the major developments in television programming and policy since 1976 by collecting in a single volume the James MacTaggart Memorial Lectures delivered at the Edinburgh International Television Festival across the last quarter of a century. The MacTaggart lecturers include the most celebrated and distinguished programme makers, producers, performers, playwrights, policymakers, and senior media executives across all sectors of broadcasting. The book provides a forum for the significant debates that have helped to shape both television content and policy across tw ... More

Keywords: television programming, television policy, MacTaggart Lectures, programme makers, producers, performers, playwrights, policymakers, senior media executives, broadcasting

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780748617173
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617173.001.0001

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Bob Franklin, editor

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Introduction

Bob Franklin

The James MacTaggart Lectures

Taboos in Television

Norman Lear

Freedom in Broadcasting

Rupert Murdoch

The Future of the BBC

Michael Grade

Occupying Powers

Dennis Potter

Talent versus Television

Janet Street-Porter

Television versus the People

Peter Bazalgette

A Time for Change

Greg Dyke

First Do No Harm

John Humphrys