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Diary, 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ACAD 1/28

Scope and Contents

Diary. Subjects covered include: private meetings with Ian Jacob at the BBC; National Provincial Bank and Phoenix Assurance Company business; comments on Anthony Eden's resignation and the formation of a new Cabinet; Suez Canal Company business; BBC Board of Governors meetings and policy discussions, including remarks on the BBC's General Advisory Council and relationship with the government, the future of sound broadcasting, and the White Paper on changes to BBC overseas information services; difficulties with BBC Governors, especially with Thelma Cazalet-Keir; Cadogan's visits to BBC studios, including a viewing of a film on the fashion collection at Eridge Museum hosted by Doris Langley Moore; negotiations over the reorganisation of the Third Programme and Network Three, and Cadogan's meetings and correspondence with members of the Third Programme Defence Society, including Peter Laslett, Vaughan Williams, Laurence Olivier, and T. S. Eliot; notes on an exhibition including Cadogan's paintings at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters; Cadogan's response to the controversy surrounding Malcolm Muggeridge's criticism of the British monarchy; and Cadogan's perspective on negotiations with the Treasury over pay increases for BBC staff. Also includes comments on leisure pursuits such as painting, gardening, and watching television and listening to the radio, with Cadogan's reviews of programming such as "The Benny Hill Show"; visits to art galleries, concerts, and the cinema; and various social engagements.


  • Creation: 1957

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

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Finding aid date

2014-02-21 11:44:12.747000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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