Jocelyn Hay Voice of the Listener & Viewer Lecture 2015

Thursday 14th May 2015 18:30 - Thursday 14th May 2015 20:30

Pinkoes and Traitors:  The BBC and the nation 1974 - 1987

The Jocelyn Hay Voice of the Viewer & Listener Lecture 2015 will be delivered by Professor Jean Seaton. 

Her book, Pinkoes and Traitors: The BBC and the nation 1974 - 1987,  was published in February 2015.  It continues the history of the BBC, started by Professor Asa Briggs, and covers the BBC’s history from 1974 to 1987, when the then Board of Governors dismissed Director-General Alasdair Milne. 

Jean Seaton is Professor of Media History at the University of Westminster and the official historian of the BBC. She is the Director of the Orwell Prize and on the editorial board of Political Quarterly.  She has written widely on broadcasting history and the politics of the media, especially on the BBC, as well as on news, they ways in which wars are covered, and children and the media.

New VLV Patron Will Wyatt will chair the evening.

The Lecture Series was set up, in her lifetime and with her support, as a tribute to VLV’s founder and President Jocelyn Hay’s great pioneering campaigning over 30 years to safeguard public service broadcasting and to ensure that the voices of consumers, citizens, viewers and listeners are and continue to be heard at the highest level.  The first lecture was given by Sir Stuart Etherington on Broadcasting for a better society? Civil society and the media.

VLV Members  £10.00

Non Members  £15.00

Copies of the book will be available on the night at a special price of £20.00

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