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Media and communications: UK Legal History

Use of communication technology for mass entertainment changed the face of Britain in the 20th century. By the time the First World War broke, people had begun to receive information through newsreels and films. In the 1920s, radio broadcasting arrived, followed by television in the 1930s.

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Further reading

Briggs, A., The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom: The Birth of Broadcasting vol. 1 (London: Oxford University Press, 1961)

Dickenson, M & Street, S., Cinema and the State: The Films Industry and the British Government 1927-1984 (London: British Film Institute, 1985)

Sendall, B., Independent Television in Britian: Origin and Foundation 1946-1962, vol 1 (London: Macmillan Press, 1982)

Wyndham Goldie, G., Facing the Nation: Television and Politics 1936-76 (London: The Bodley Head, 1977)

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