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'In on the ground floor': Women and the early BBC television service, 1932-1939.

Murphy, K., 2022. 'In on the ground floor': Women and the early BBC television service, 1932-1939. Critical Studies in Television. (In Press)

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DOI: 10.1177/17496020221103461

Abstract

This is a working paper on women and the early BBC television service, prior to September 1939. It considers women in four main areas of work: in production roles, in secretarial/clerical support work, in Makeup and Wardrobe, and as on-screen announcers. Apart from the latter two, which were developed especially for television, it shows a clear link with radio practices, particularly the possibility of women moving through the ranks. The paper argues that, had there not been a 7-year hiatus for the Second World War, women would have reached elevated positions in the television service much sooner.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1749-6020
Uncontrolled Keywords:Women; BBC; television; interwar; employment; production
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:37042
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:10 Jun 2022 13:21
Last Modified:10 Jun 2022 13:21

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