This New Noise

This New Noise : The Extraordinary Birth and Troubled Life of the BBC

This New Noise

by Edward Stourton

 

This New Noise by Edward Stourton

This New Noise : The Extraordinary Birth and Troubled Life of the BBC

Charlotte Higgins, the Guardian's chief culture writer, steps behind the polished doors of Broadcasting House and investigates the BBC. Based on her hugely popular essay series, this personal journey answers the questions that rage around this vulnerable, maddening and uniquely British institution. Questions such as, what does the BBC mean to us now? What are the threats to its continued existence? Is it worth fighting for?

Higgins traces its origins, celebrating the early pioneering spirit and unearthing forgotten characters whose imprint can still be seen on the BBC today. She explores how it forged ideas of Britishness both at home and abroad. She shows how controversy is in its DNA and brings us right up to date through interviews with grandees and loyalists, embattled press officers and high profile dissenters, and she sheds new light on recent feuds and scandals.

This is a deeply researched, lyrically written, intriguing portrait of an institution at the heart of Britain.

This New Noise : The Extraordinary Birth and Troubled Life of the BBC
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 135 x 216 x 21mm | 305g
  • Publication date: 18 Jun 2015
  • Publisher: Guardian Faber Publishing
  • Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom
  • Language: English
  • Edition Statement: Main
  • ISBN10: 1783350725
  • ISBN13: 9781783350728
  • Bestsellers rank: 446,692
Download Now
Copyright © 2019 My WordPress Website. Just another WordPress site