The BBC: Myth of a Public Service
Price : £16.99 & postage in UK £2.50 (or free collection)
Availability : In Stock

Published Date :
Published By Verso
ISBN : 9781784784829
Category : Media
Format : Hardback
Add To Basket

 

'The BBC is a key element in Britain's unwritten, and rarely described, constitution. The role it plays is inseparable from the misconceptions that surround it, and that it energetically promotes. Tom Mills has set aside both liberal and conservative fantasies about the institution and describes it as it is in fact. The result is required reading for those who want to understand Britain, and an invaluable resource for those who want to change it for the better.' --Daniel Hind, author of The Return of the Public: Democracy, Power and the Case for Media Reform

'Reveals that far from being a sanctuary for independent journalism, the BBC is intimately connected to the power it is supposed to hold to account. This book is a brilliant corrective to mainstream histories of the BBC and a valuable reminder of the need to build a democratic media that is free from vested interests.' --Des Freedman, Professor of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths

Tom Mills is a lecturer in Sociology and Policy at Aston University. He is a former co-editor of New Left Project.

 



Open An Account

You can help to secure the future of radical bookselling by opening a Bookmarks Account.

We ask that you pay in a minimum of £10 a month by Standing Order which you can then spend on books at any time.

We will also give you 10% off all books or free postage anywhere in the UK.

Click Here

Merchandise

We sell much more than books, check out our posters, mugs and other stuff here

Bookmarks Publishing

Browse here for books from Bookmarks Publications and Redwords.

Bookmarks has been publishing books for over 40 years. Every year we publish a selection of books and pamphlets that address the key issues facing activists and trade unionists. Many of our older publications are available from our secondhand section.

See Our Publications