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I'm Sure I Speak For Many Others...: Unpublished letters to the BBC

Author: Shindler, Colin
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 240
Pub Date: 07/09/2017
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9781785942532
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Quick overview Britain is a nation of correspondents, and few British institutions attract as much praise and criticism as the BBC. In this book, the author gathers together the very best of the unseen letters and telegrams sent over the years. It is categorised by theme - Political bias, Royal Family and more.
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'Dear Mr. Adam, I am writing on behalf of the Central Watch and Social Problems Committee of the Mothers' Union to ask whether you have a programme in mind on the moral issue of venereal disease.'

'Sir, Where are the B.B.C's censors? We do not care for the language that was inflicted on us Tuesday night in "The Battle of Britain". Don't retort, `You need not listen if you don't want to'. We did not know it was coming.'

'Dear Mr. Frost, Let me start by saying how much I enjoy your programme & that I was among those many who felt almost that they had lost a blowsy old friend when dear & vulgar, but nonetheless thought-provoking and funny TW3 went off the air.'

For anyone who regularly feels tempted to put pen to paper, I'm Sure I Speak For Many Others is an alternative history of the BBC, from its triumphant broadcast of the coronation in 1953, to that Tynan moment, the controversial That Was The Week That Was, and the groundbreaking Grange Hill.

Stretching across over forty years of programming, these never before seen letters represent the joy, the fury and the wit of the nation.

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