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Diary, 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ACAD 1/27

Scope and Contents

Diary. Subjects covered include: private meetings with Ian Jacob at the BBC; National Provincial Bank business; private meetings with Foreign Office officials including Ivone Kirkpatrick; United Nations Association meetings; Suez Canal Company business, including news of crisis and responses to nationalisation by Gamal Abdel Nassar; BBC Board of Governors meetings and policy discussions, including remarks on the BBC's relationship with the government, competition with commercial television, and audience research and viewing figures; Cadogan's response to the production of new talk show "Is This Your Problem?"; negotiations over BBC editorial responsibility in the case of Kathleen Bliss's "Fundamental Debate" project on the philosophy of religion; and Cadogan's sittings for his portrait by Duncan Grant. Also includes comments on leisure pursuits such as watching television and gardening; the progress of Cadogan's lessons in painting; visits to art galleries, concerts, and the cinema, and various social engagements.


  • Creation: 1956

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 11:44:00.950000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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