Aware that Lord Asa Briggs had already published several volumes of his History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Frank Gillard knew he could not compete in terms of sheer historical detail. Instead, through spoken testimony, Gillard hoped to throw new light on the BBC's background, and how it developed. In this introductory piece of video, recorded on the 25 October 1995, he explains his ideas and motivation for the project.
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