Pilkington Committee on Broadcasting

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Group.png Pilkington Committee on Broadcasting  
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Formation13 July 1960
Extinction1962
Membership• Harry Pilkington
• Harold Collison
• Elwyn Davies
• Joyce Grenfell
• Richard Hoggart
• E. P. Hudson
• J. S. Shields
• R. L. Smith-Rose
• Elizabeth Whitley
• W. A. Wright
• F. H. Newark
• John Megaw
• Peter Hall
• Jock Campbell

The Pilkington Committee was set up on 13 July 1960 under the chairmanship of British industrialist Harry Pilkington to consider the future of broadcasting, cable and "the possibility of television for public showing".

Consequences

In deciding that the British public did not want commercial radio, it rejected requests for licences that were being sought by over 100 British registered commercial radio companies.


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