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Coles, Janet; Smith, David – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2006
This article discusses the relationship between sound broadcasting and adult education, looking at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) during the period of postwar reconstruction and austerity of the 1950s. It considers in particular one of the Corporation's most innovative educative programmes of the period, "The Fifty-One…
Descriptors: Corporations, Audiences, Adult Education, Social Change
Bartlett, Keith – 1986
This paper assesses, by reference to contemporary issues of the "Radio Times" and the London edition of the "TV Times," the way in which Independent Television (ITV) separated itself from the traditional middle class attitudes typified by the British Broadcasting Company programs and, instead, expressed through its programming…
Descriptors: Audiences, Broadcast Industry, Commercial Television, Consumer Economics
Bee, Jim – 1986
This analysis of the British domestic situation comedy (sitcom) as a genre begins by noting that it is considered basically taxonomical, using the categories of character, narrative, and theme to develop understanding of its discursive strategies. Considered to be preliminary and tentative, the results of this analysis suggest that: (1) the sitcom…
Descriptors: Audiences, Characterization, Comedy, Content Analysis
Commission for Racial Equality, London (England). – 1979
This response to the British Government's White Paper on Broadcasting examines the role of broadcasting in promoting interracial understanding. The following topics are briefly discussed: (1) the need for the media to recognize the diversity of tastes and interests in a multicultural society; (2) the need for flexibility, editorial independence,…
Descriptors: Audiences, Broadcast Industry, Ethnic Groups, Minority Groups
Sargant, Naomi – Media in Education and Development, 1983
The senior commissioning editor for educational programing on Channel Four, a British television channel committed to quality programing, discusses how plans have progressed through the first year of broadcasting. She specifically discusses target audiences, labelling, how many people have been reached, special programing, innovation and…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Audiences, Educational Television, Innovation
Groombridge, Brian – 1967
With a view to showing how Independent Television Authority and Independent Television have met the parliamentary injunction to educate, inform, and entertain, this document attempts to present the varying methods used, and the weaknesses and strengths as well as the originality and traditionalism of the programs offered to the adults of Britain.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Audiences, Coordination, Educational Cooperation
Wedell, E.G.; Perraton, H.D. – 1968
A 1966-67 coordinated National Extension College program in Great Britain combined a series of 32 television programs, a handbook, a kit for experiments, and lecture courses and short residential courses to teach 0 level physics. The average audience for the broadcasts was estimated at 25,000 or more. In addition, 8,941 handbooks were sold, 3,970…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Audiences, Cooperative Programs
British Broadcasting Corp., London (England). – 1972
The 1973 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) handbook covers the activities and state of the BBC. It first presents a profile of the BBC's first 50 years and of the awards presented to the BBC. The television activities of the BBC are discussed next, including its television service, world television, television enterprises, television film…
Descriptors: Audiences, Broadcast Industry, Broadcast Television, Business Responsibility
British Broadcasting Corp., London (England). – 1974
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) made a study of British children and the mass media. Statistics were gathered by the BBC Audience Research Department from January to March of 1973. The aim of the study was to examine the influence of television and radio in the lives of children under the age of 15, to describe the aims and range of…
Descriptors: Audiences, Broadcast Television, Childhood Interests, Childhood Needs
Eguchi, H., Ed.; Ichinohe, H., Ed. – 1971
A set of 10 articles which first appeared in the Japanese periodical "Studies in Broadcasting" comprises this collection. Of the four essays dealing with Japan, one covers the historical changes in its broadcasting policies, treats the legal character of the Japanese public broadcasting company (Nippon Hoso Kyokai), and also reports on…
Descriptors: Audiences, Broadcast Industry, Mass Media, Media Research
Sargant, Naomi – Adult Education (London), 1987
The author makes a distinction between adult training and adult education and tells what part television plays in both processes. She discusses the current state of educational television and predicts the future of televised learning, including audiences and technological advancements. (Author/CH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Audiences, Communications Satellites, Distance Education
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Fiske, John – Critical Studies in Mass Communication, 1986
Traces the development of British and Australian television criticism from the mid-seventies. Suggests a conscious study of the characteristics of television as a cultural agent and as a text within a sociocultural context. (MS)
Descriptors: Audiences, Cultural Context, Foreign Countries, Popular Culture
Duck, Steven W.; Baggaley, Jon – Educational Broadcasting International, 1974
Descriptors: Audiences, Bias, Educational Television, Mass Instruction
Geddes, Henry – Sightlines, 1974
Report on the British organization, the Children's Film Foundation. (CH)
Descriptors: Audiences, Children, Film Production, Films
Matthews, Tony – BACIE Journal, 1974
The introduction of Open University educational television programming in Great Britain has contributed greatly to more effective industrial and technical education. Target audiences include married women, illiterate adults, Asian immigrant workers, and those changing jobs in mid-career. (MW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Audiences, Educational Needs
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