1st Edition

Television Policies of the Labour Party 1951-2001

By Des Freedman Copyright 2004

    Des Freedman explores Labour's divided response to the development of commercial television in the 1950s and assesses the impact of Wilson's governments on television in the 1960s. His key argument is that Labour has always been a vigorous but ultimately unreliable advocate of television.

    Introduction - the non-issue of television; Labour and the post-War boom, 1951-64; Harold Wilson and modernization, 1964-70; the rise of the Left, 1970-79; in the shadow of the Tories, 1979-92; the era of New Labour, 1992-2001; conclusion - Labour and reform.


    Des Freedman