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CHAR 2/190 Public and political: correspondence relating to the BBC.

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CHAR 2/190/1

Letter from Charles Siepmann, BBC Director of Talks (Savoy Hill, London) to WSC on WSC's dissatisfaction with the fee he has been offered for making a broadcast.

1 folio
22 Mar 1932
CHAR 2/190/2

Letter from [WSC] to Sir John Reith [later Lord Reith] offering to give a broadcast on the general political situation in the United States and Britain. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
28 Mar 1932
CHAR 2/190/3

Telegram from Sir John Reith [later Lord Reith] to WSC inviting him to broadcast about his trip to the United States. Typescript copy.

1 folio
[17] [Mar] [1932]
CHAR 2/190/4

Telegram from WSC to Sir John Reith [later Lord Reith] asking what fee he would receive [for broadcasting about his trip to the United States] and how long the talk would be. Typescript copy.

1 folio
21 Mar 1932
CHAR 2/190/5

Note from [Violet Pearman] to WSC explaining why the BBC's fee for a broadcast is lower than that for a written article.

1 folio
[Mar] [1932]
CHAR 2/190/6

Telegram from Sir John Reith [later Lord Reith] offering a fee of fifty guineas for a broadcast of two thousand words.

1 folio
22 Mar 1932
CHAR 2/190/7

Letter from Sir John Reith [later Lord Reith] (Savoy Hill, London) to WSC asserting that the broadcast fee he offered WSC compares favourably with those offered by serious newspapers and stating that he will consult 1st Lord Gainford [earlier Joseph Pease] before responding to WSC's offer to broadcast on the general political situation.

1 folio
04 Apr 1932
CHAR 2/190/8

Letter from Sir John Reith [later Lord Reith] (Savoy Hill, London) to WSC reporting that he has consulted with 1st Lord Gainford [earlier Joseph Pease] about WSC's offer to make a general political broadcast, explaining the BBC's anxiety not to broadcast talks likely to arouse party controversy and asking WSC to give him an idea of what he intends to say.

1 folio
12 Apr 1932
CHAR 2/190/9

Letter from [WSC] to Sir John Reith [later Lord Reith] suggesting that after the Budget debate is over he might give a broadcast on the economic depression and the monetary problem which should not be controversial. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
14 Apr 1932
CHAR 2/190/10

Letter from [WSC] to Sir John Reith [later Lord Reith] offering to give a broadcast on the monetary question which will not arouse party controversy. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
18 May 1932
CHAR 2/190/11

Letter from Sir John Reith [later Lord Reith] (Broadcasting House, London) to WSC promising to write again [about WSC's offer to give a broadcast on the monetary question which will not arouse party controversy], recalling that WSC hailed him as "the enemy" at the Royal Academy dinner, and enclosing CHAR 2/190/12-20, for which he is getting into trouble.

1 folio
20 May 1932
CHAR 2/190/12-20

Royal Institution Discourse by [Sir John Reith, later Lord Reith] on various broadcasting issues. Sent with CHAR 2/190/11.

9 folios
[May] [1932]
CHAR 2/190/21

Letter from [WSC] to Sir John Reith [later Lord Reith] thanking him for CHAR 2/190/12-20. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
24 May 1932
CHAR 2/190/22

Letter from Sir John Reith [later Lord Reith] (Broadcasting House, London) to WSC explaining why the BBC Board do not think it would be appropriate for WSC to give a broadcast on monetary policy at this time.

1 folio
27 May 1932
CHAR 2/190/23-25

Statement to Central News by WSC complaining of the BBC's refusal to let him broadcast on the monetary question and on India, contrasting this with the freedom afforded him by broadcasters in the United States, and announcing his intention of broadcasting to Britain on the monetary question from a foreign station.

3 folios
29 Jun 1932
CHAR 2/190/26

Cutting from the "Morning Post": report of criticism of the BBC for advertising the Co-operative Society and of WSC's complaint about being denied the chance by the BBC to broadcast on the monetary question.

1 folio
30 Jun 1932
CHAR 2/190/27-28

Letter from [WSC] to Sir John Simon [later 1st Lord Simon] asking for some indication of the limits within which the Government wishes WSC to confine himself in his broadcast from Paris [France] on the monetary question. Carbon typescript copy.

2 folios
01 Jul 1932
CHAR 2/190/29

Statement read over the phone to the BBC denying that WSC asked the BBC to broadcast his speech at the Washington Bicentenary Dinner. Typescript copy.

1 folio
13 Jul 1932
CHAR 2/190/30

Page from the "Radio Times" including the billing for a speech by WSC for the Washington Bicentenary Commemoration.

1 folio
08 Jul 1932