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By Richard Haynes

ISBN-10: 1137454997

ISBN-13: 9781137454997

ISBN-10: 1137455012

ISBN-13: 9781137455017

This e-book presents the 1st unique account of the formative many years of BBC televised recreation while it introduced its flagship programmes Sportsview, Grandstand and Match of the Day. in line with huge archival study within the BBC’s written documents and interviews with major manufacturers, editors and commentators of the interval, it offers a ‘behind-the-scenes’ narrative heritage of this significant establishment of British cultural lifestyles. In 2016 the BBC celebrated the 50th anniversary of its tv insurance of England’s global Cup victory. Their assurance produced the most oft-played moments within the background of tv, Kenneth Wolstenholme’s well-known line: ‘Some individuals are at the pitch, they suspect it’s far and wide … it's now!’ as Geoff Hurst scored England’s fourth aim, securing England’s 4-2 victory. It used to be a landmark in English soccer in addition to a watershed within the BBC’s hugely professionalised method of televised game. How the BBC reached this top of tv services, and who was once in the back of their good fortune in constructing the recommendations of televised game, is the focal point of this book.

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4 Football and boxing were heavily associated with working-class cultures, whereas cricket and rugby union were strongly aligned with the middle-class. However, such distinctions were problematic, and in each sport the way the values and practices of class difference played out was contingent on a range of circumstances and processes. 8 The general sporting malaise of the immediate post-war era was therefore characterised by increased interest across different strata LOBBY, DIMMOCK AND THE MONOPOLY IN POST-WAR TELEVISED SPORT 43 of society, but with divergent social and cultural meanings associated with it dependent on social background.

Haynes, R. (2011) The GPO At Play: What’s On Today and Spare Time, in Andrews, S. and Mansell, J. (eds) The Projection of Britain: A History of the GPO Film Unit, London: Palgrave BFI, 254–262. Ross, Television Jubilee, 36. Burns, British Television, 448. Anthony Bridgewater interviewed in Birth of Television, BBC 1, 1 November 1976. uk/next/2010/08/ john-summers-my-working-life/, posted 28 August 2010. The Times, 11 June 1937, 17. Daily Mail, 20 June 1937. bbctv-ap. htm. New York Times, 29 May 1938.

Men could be seen walking about the car park and the courts. Cigarette smoke was visible. An Alsatian dog was seen running about. 47 Further firsts followed early in 1938 including: women’s World Championship table tennis from Wembley Empire Pool in January; women’s international hockey between England and Wales from the Oval in February; Inter-Varsity athletics between Oxford and Cambridge from White City in March; international rugby with the Calcutta Cup from Twickenham; and rowing including the Head of the River Race involv- PRE-WAR TELEVISION SPORT 29 ing 133 crews and the annual Oxford and Cambridge Boat race from the Thames.

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