Independent Television in Britain

Volume 5 ITV and IBA 1981–92: The Old Relationship Changes

  • Authors
  • Paul Bonner
  • Lesley Aston

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Paul Bonner, Lesley Aston
    Pages 7-26
  3. Paul Bonner, Lesley Aston
    Pages 43-148
  4. Paul Bonner, Lesley Aston
    Pages 171-212
  5. Paul Bonner, Lesley Aston
    Pages 213-246
  6. Paul Bonner, Lesley Aston
    Pages 247-321
  7. Paul Bonner, Lesley Aston
    Pages 322-380
  8. Paul Bonner, Lesley Aston
    Pages 381-419
  9. Paul Bonner, Lesley Aston
    Pages 420-457
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 481-542

About this book


A stimulating treatment of an area of public life which is a subject of continuing debate and controversy. This volume covers the years in which ITV faced more challenges than at any time in its history and its regulator, the IBA, was subject to political pressures so extreme that they brought about its abolition and rebirth as the Independent Television Commission. The book gives detailed accounts, based on documents not previously available and interviews with over sixty senior figures in the industry, of the changes and controversies of the period. Highlights include: the conflict with government over the programme Death on the Rock , the battle with the BBC for possession of the rights to Dallas , the financial crisis at ITN, the impact of the Peacock Committee Report and the 1990 White Paper on Broadcasting, as well as detailed accounts of the broadcasters' and the regulator's battle with the government over the Broadcasting Bill and the subsequent 'auction' of ITV licences.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-39618-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-37324-2
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