Simon J. Potter

Simon J. Potter

is Professor of Modern History at the University of Bristol. He is the author of numerous books on the British media, includingThis is the BBC: Entertaining the Nation, Speaking for Britain? 1922-2022, Wireless Internationalism and Distant Listening: Britain, Propaganda, and the Invention of Global Radio, 1920–1939 and Broadcasting Empire: The BBC and the British World, 1922–1970.

Interviews with Simon J. Potter

The best books on The BBC, recommended by Simon J. Potter

The British Broadcasting Corporation celebrates its centenary this year. The beloved institution has always had a paradoxical identity: part monopoly and government organ, part commercial enterprise and government critic; part bringer of change, part defender of the status quo. Here Simon Potter, Professor of Modern History at the University of Bristol, talks us through the history and the transformations the BBC has undergone since it was first founded in 1922.

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