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'Sensations': Internal Memo re: government pressure to stop broadcast

A chance meeting in a gentlemen's club brings the controversy to an end.

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A memo about the broadcast of a controversial play.

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Document Type | Internal Memo

28 February 1947

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1947

Synopsis

In this memo, reminiscent of a plot from 'Yes Minister', the Senior Controller writes to the Director General of the BBC telling him about bumping into the Permanent Secretary at their club. He outlines how he gave the senior civil servant short shrift about the broadcasting of the Titanic programme.

Read the first document in this chain of correspondence.

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The Athenaeum Club was founded as a meeting place for men who enjoy the life of the mind. Former members include Charles Dickens, Michael Faraday and Charles Darwin.

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