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The Cultivated Mind

Episode 2 of 5

How effective were BBC efforts to improve the 'public mind' between the two world wars? Did broadcasts foster a 'spiritual democracy'.

The historian of broadcasting, David Hendy, explores the ways in which the electronic media have shaped the modern mind.

How effective were the efforts of the BBC to improve the 'public mind' between the wars? Did broadcasts such as W.B. Yeats's poetry recitals or E.M. Forster's talks foster ideas of a 'spiritual democracy' and an enlightened citizenry?

Producer: Matt Thompson.

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