"There's no such thing as society?" A Study of broadcasting and the public services under the three Thatcher governments, 1979-1992

Authors: Holland, P., Chignell, H., Wilson, S., Eglezou, G., Wray, E. and McQueen, D.

Publisher: Southern Broadcasting History Group

Place of Publication: Poole, England


This two year research project (January 2008-January 2010) funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council was based within the Centre for Broadcasting History Research at Bournemouth University. It investigated the ways in which UK television and radio reflected and mediated the changing political, economic and ideological climate during the period of Margaret Thatcher’s premiership, particularly in relation to broadcasting and the National Health Service.

The researchers are Patricia Holland, Hugh Chignell and Georgia Eglezou of Bournemouth University and Sherryl Wilson of the University of the West of England. They are part of the Southern Universities Broadcasting History Group (Click here to find out more about the No Such Team).

AHRC award No: AH/E008682/1

The “No Such” Research website is a record of this work. It is also a record of the “No Such” Symposium held at Bournemouth University on 28 January 2010 and includes papers from the Symposium link to Symposium papers list.


Source: Manual

Preferred by: Hugh Chignell and David McQueen