History of the BBC

History of the BBC

The BBC and government

The BBC and government

Challenges and controversy

From the General Strike in 1926 to the Hutton Inquiry in 2003-4, the history of the BBC is littered with rows over editorial policy and standards that made headline news. Our experience of our own mistakes and of resisting external pressures in such episodes has helped not only to flesh out editorial guidelines - as in the case of Yesterday's Men (1971) and the Carrickmore incident (1972) – but also to reinforce such values as the proper treatment of staff, as in the Mongoose case (1936).

 

Discover more about the following episodes in the BBC's history:

 

 

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