Browse person - Sir Richard Maconachie

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Broadcasts by Serving Officers and Men
Written: 1940
A summary of a telephone conversation between the BBC and MI7.

A memo from Burgess about Winston Churchill
Written: 1938
Burgess recounts his conversation with a mistrustful Churchill.

Correspondence on Concerns about Promoting Communism
Written: 1942
Should the BBC try to temper public enthusiasm for Russia?

Correspondence on Concerns about Promoting Communism
Written: 1942
Should the BBC try to temper public enthusiasm for Russia?

Memo from Burgess pursuing expenses claim
Written: 1943
Burgess persists with his claim for first-class travel.

How Balanced Can the BBC Be about Russia?
Written: 1942
'Let the false legend prevail', the government advises.

A Query Regarding a French Eyewitness
Written: 1940
The BBC is held to account by Military Intelligence.

Telephone Message from Mr Wellington, Ministry of Information
Written: 1940
The Ministry of Information sends an urgent message forbidding interviews with servicemen.

A note for Burgess' staff record
Written: 1944
A summary of Burgess' strengths, weaknesses and suitability for re-employment.

Memo Showing Programming Decisions about Russia
Written: 1941
Scrutiny of the BBC intensifies.

BBC Memo About Communication Difficulties with the War Office
Written: 1940
The unprecedented demands of broadcasting in wartime continue to cause problems.

Burgess and 'The Week in Westminster'
Written: 1943
Alarm is expressed at Burgess' profligate use of BBC funds for entertaining MPs.

The BBC considers its response to the Foreign Office about Burgess
Written: 1944
The head of the Talks Department is reluctant to let Burgess go.

Letter from the Air Ministry about topics for Broadcasting
Written: 1940
Air Marshal Joubert suggests subjects for his BBC broadcasts during the Battle of Britain.

Memo on Reporting Atrocities in Occupied Europe
Written: 1942
The BBC broadcasts more information on the atrocities in occupied Europe.

Memo to the Director General about Burgess' resignation
Written: 1944
The manner and timing of Burgess' departure from the BBC causes concern.

Memo about Burgess' expenses
Written: 1943
'MPs are expensive to entertain.'

General MacFarlane's Broadcast
Written: 1940
The Ministry of Information stops further broadcasts by a general.

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