Auntie Beeb
February 17, 2004 7:22 AM   Subscribe

The history of the BBC
A chronological history of everyone's favourite broadcaster, from Guglielmo Marconi to Ricky Gervais.
posted by Mwongozi (6 comments total)
And here's why it might be no more. Blair Gov't Breaks up the BBC<a
posted by maggie at 9:36 AM on February 17, 2004

All the BBC I can get is BBCi (International). I followed the 2nd Gulf War and 9/11 on BCCi,Euronews and Foxnews and it seems to me that BBCi and Euronews did an excellent job, with BBCi offering detailed up-2-date coverage with no evident political spin or innuendos.

That is to say it appears to me BBCi is the channel closest to the ideal of "reporter journalism" in which facts are reported, both faces of controversial issues are described with as many details as possible and there is no room for political pseudobattles and spindoctors and nobody can shout to to cut somebody else microphone because he doesn't like what is being said.
posted by elpapacito at 11:30 AM on February 17, 2004

audio clips from the likes of the goons and kenny everett, at the radio academy hall of fame.
posted by steef at 11:54 AM on February 17, 2004

Say, do they include the leftward bias lurch of the BBC in the 1990''s and beyond?
posted by ParisParamus at 12:22 PM on February 17, 2004

PP, how much of the BBC's output have you seen/heard?

Anyone who thinks there is a single BBC voice, like it's controlled by some Ministry of Information in a Orwellian nightmare, is quite mistaken.

Still, you ignore the fact that the Beeb is excoriated by the govt. of every stripe: a good sign of broadcasting with integrity is if you piss-off both the Tories and the Labour Party.
posted by dash_slot- at 4:12 PM on February 17, 2004

Scary Duck on the BBC
posted by chill at 5:01 AM on February 18, 2004

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