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Diary, 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ACAD 1/26

Scope and Contents

Diary. Subjects covered include: private meetings with Ian Jacob at the BBC; National Provincial Bank business; United Nations Association meetings; Suez Canal Company business; BBC Board of Governors meetings and policy discussions, including remarks on audience research and the BBC's relationship with the government and the Independent Television Authority; religious programming; arrangements for the installation of television transmitters at Crystal Palace; the BBC's role during the newspaper maintenance workers' strike; an account of Cadogan's conversation with Lord Reith about the decline of deference on the BBC; the preservation of BBC impartiality, and the negotiation of the "closed fortnight" or "fourteen-day-rule". Also includes comments on leisure pursuits such as gardening and the introduction of Scrabble; visits to art galleries, concerts, and theatre in London; and various social engagements, including a meeting and invitation from Margot Fonteyn.


  • Creation: 1955

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


1 volume(s)

Language of Materials


Finding aid date

2014-02-21 11:43:50.030000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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