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Broadcasting and the NHS in the Thatcherite 1980s: The Challenge to Public Service (Hardback)
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Broadcasting and the NHS in the Thatcherite 1980s: The Challenge to Public Service (Hardback)

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Hardback 245 Pages / Published: 26/07/2013
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Patricia Holland offers a fascinating study of the ways in which changes to public services, and shifts in the concept of 'the public' under Margaret Thatcher's three Conservative governments, were mediated by radio and television in the 1980s.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230282377
Number of pages: 245
Weight: 455 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 19 mm


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'In a period in which the neo-liberal assault by all the three major political parties in the UK on the post-1945 welfare settlement has intensified, this book provides valuable insights into the relationship between politics, health and broadcasting in the 1980s when this process was set in motion. It is a serious and thoughtful engagement with the complex relationships that exist between broadcasting and society and deserves a wide readership.' - Professor Tom O'Malley, Aberystwyth University, UK

'To consider two of the most prominent public services in the UK broadcasting and the National Health Service (NHS) across one decade might seem like an unmanageable task. However, in the hands of experienced and respected broadcasting historians

such as Pat Holland, Hugh Chignell and Sherryl Wilson, the seemingly impossible becomes possible.' - Jamie Medhurst, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television

'The strongest sections of this book are when it fully engages with the production backgrounds of the programmes discussed. Comparison of the two Radio 4 current-affairs series Analysis (1970 present) and File on Four (1977 present) are always illuminating, suggesting how the two series' different approaches to information gathering (detailed analytical interpretation and investigative journalism respectively) encouraged different ideological stances.' - Billy Smart, Critical Studies in Television 10.1

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