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Histoire de la télévision au Royaume Uni

TV and on-demand audiovisual services in United Kingdom (>MAVISE, database of the European Audiovisual Observatory)

Informations juridiques sur le secteur audiovisuel au Royaume-Uni

(> IRIS MERLIN, Base de données juridiques de l'Observatoire européen de l'audiovisuel).

  • 1930-1949

"Opening of the BBC Television Service", 1936 (> Site Terramedia)

Report of the Television Committee, HMSO, 1935


  • 1950-1959

BBC, A Picture Book of Television, 1930-1950, BBC, London, 1950.

COASE, R.H., British Broadcasting: a Study in Monopoly, London, 1950.

PAULU B., British Broadcasting: Radio and Television in the United Kingdom, London, 1957.

  • 1960-1969


BRIGGS, A., The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, 5 vol., Oxford University Press, London, 1961-1985.

PAULU B., British Broadcasting in Transition, London, MacMillan, 1961.


  • 1970-1979


ANNAN (ed.), Report of the Committee on the Future of Broadcasting, HMSO, London, 1977.

APPIA, H. et CASSEN, B., Presse, radio et télévision en Grande-Bretagne, Armand Collin, Paris, 1970.

BLACK, P., The Mirror in the Corner: People's Television, Hutchinson, 1972.

GARNHAM, N., Structures of Television, British Film Institute, 1978

SMITH A., British Broadcasting, David and Charles, Newton Abbot, 1974

  • 1980-1989


BURNS, R.W., British Television: The Formative Years, IET, 1986

CHARLOT M. (sous la direction de), La transmission des valeurs par la télévision britannique, Presses de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, 1989.

COLLINS, R., GARNHAM, N., LOCKSLEY, G. The economics of television: the UK case, Sage Publications, 1988 

CORNER J. (ed.), Popular Television in Britain: Studies in Cultural History, British Film Institute, London, 1989.

HENRY, B. (Ed.), British Television Advertising, The First 30 Years, Century Benham, London, 1986.

KINGSLEY, H. and TIBBALLS, G., Box of Delights. The Golden Years of Television, Macmillan, London, 1989.

MACDONALD B., Broadcasting in the United Kingdom. A Guide to Information Sources, Mansell, London, 1988.

Politics and the Mass Media in Britain, Routledge, London, 1989.(2nd edition, 1994).

Here's Looking at You: The Story of British Television, 1908-39, London, 1984.

 La Grande-Bretagne et sa télévision, INA,  Paris, 1989.

PAULU, B., Television and Radio in the United Kingdom, University of Minnesota Press, 1981

POTTER, J., Independent Television in Britain, volume  3, Politics and Control 1968-1980, Macmillan, London, 1989.

SENDALL B., Independent Television in Britain, vol. 1 & 2, Origin and Foundation, Expansion and Change, Humanities Press, London, 1983.

TUNSTALL, J. The Media in Britain, Columbia University Press, 1983

WHEEN, F., Television: A History, London, 1985.


Broadcasting, Aspects of Britain, HMSO, London, 1993.

BUCKINGHAM, D., Children's television in Britain: history, discourse and policy, British Film Institute, 1999 

CORNER, J., Popular television in Britain: studies in cultural history, BFI Publishing, 1991 

CRISELL, A., An Introductoty History of British Broadcasting, Routledge, London, 1997.

Réglementation et régulation audiovisuelles au Royaume-Uni, Les études du CSA, Paris, 1997.

Broadcasting and the BBC in Wales, University of Wales Press/BBC Press, 1994.

DICKASON, R., "Key Dates in British Commercial Television", Living Archives, Nancy, décembre 1993.

DICKASON, R., "Television in the Early 1990s or the Future of Broadcasting vs Narrowcasting", Living Archives, Nancy, 1994.

DICKASON, R., Radio et télévision britanniques, Presses universitaires de Rennes, Rennes, 1999.

FEIGELSON, K. et LANGE, A., La réforme de la télévision privée en Grande-Bretagne, Collection "Analyses industrielles", IDATE, Montpellier, janvier 1992.

The Film and Television Industry, Business ratio plus, ICC, London, yearly.

GEDDES, K., Broadcasting in Britain, 1922-1972; A brief account of its engineering history, HMSO, London, s.d.

GRAHAM, A., Public Purposes in Broadcasting: Funding the BBC, University of Luton Press, Luton, 1999.

HARBORD, J. and WRIGHT J., 40 Years of British Television, Boxtree Ltd, London, 1995.

HUMPHREYS P., "Das Rundfunksystem Großbritanniens", in HANS-BREDOW-INSTITUT, Internationales Handbuch für Hörfunk und Fernsehen 1998-1999, Nomos Verlag, Baden-Baden, 1998. Traduit en français dans HANS-BREDOW-INSTITUT, Systèmes de radio et télévision dans les pays membres de l’Union européenne et en Suisse, Observatoire européen de l'audiovisuel, Strasbourg, 1998.

HUMPHREYS P., "Das Rundfunksystem Großbritanniens", in HANS-BREDOW-INSTITUT, Internationales Handbuch für Hörfunk und Fernsehen 2000-2001, Nomos Verlag, Baden-Baden, 2000. Traduit en français dans HANS-BREDOW-INSTITUT, Systèmes de radio et télévision en Europe. Edition 2000-2001, Observatoire européen de l'audiovisuel, Strasbourg, 2000.

LEAL, L., A melhor TV do mundo: o modelo britânico de televisão, Summus Editorial, 1997

McINTYRE I., The Expense of Glory: A Life of John Reith, Harper Collins, 1993.

Les médias en Grande-Bretagne: le quatrième pouvoir depuis 1855, Revue Française de Civilisation britannique, CRECIB, Vol.V, n°4, janvier 1990.

O'MALLEY, T.,, Closedown ? The BBC and Government Broadcasting Policy 1979-92, Pluto Press, London, 1994.

POTTER, V. and COMBE, C., "The Restructuring of UK Independent Television, 1993-1997" in PICARD, R.G., 
Evolving Media Markets: Effects of Economic and Policy Changes, The Economic Research Foundation for Mass Communication, Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, Turku, 1998.

POTTER, V., Independent Television in Britain. Vol.4, Companies and Programmes 1968-1980, MacMillan, 1990.

SCANNELL P. and CARDIFF, D., A Social History of British Broadcasting, Vol.1. Origin and Foundation, 1946-62, Basil Blackwell, London, 1991.

SCRIVEN M. and LECOMTE M., Television Broadcasting in Contemporary France and Britain, Berghahn Books, 1999


SEYMOUR-URE, C., The British Press and Broadcasting since 1945, Blackwell, Oxford, 1991.

TUNSTALL, J., Television Producers, Routledge, London, 1993.

SVENNEVIG, M., Television Across the Years: The British Public's View, University of Luton Press, Luton, 1999.

VAHIMAGI T., Britsih Television, BFI, Oxford University Press, 1994.             


WALKER, J.A., Arts TV. A history of arts television in Britain, The Arts Council of Great Britain, John Libbey, London, 1993.


CRISELL, A., An Introductory History of British Broadcasting, Routledge,  2002

DARLOW M., Independents struggle : the programme makers who took on the TV establishment, Quartet, 2004.

FRANKLIN, B. (ed.), British Television Policy: A Reader, Psychology Press, 2001

GALPERIN, H., New Television, Old Politics: The Transition to Digital TV in the United States and Britain, Cambridge University Press, 2004 

MULLEY L.,  SEXTON, J. 'Eds), Experimental British television, Manchester University Press, 2007.

STARKS, M., Switching to Digital Television: UK Public Policy and the Market, Intellect Books, 2007

STREEMERS, J., Selling Television: British Television in the Global Marketplace, BFI, 2004 

THURMIN, J.,(ed.) Small Screens, Big Ideas: Television in the 1950s, I.B.Tauris, 2002

TURNOCK, R., Television and Consumer Culture: Britain and the Transformation of Modernity, I.B. Taurus, 2007.


CABRERA BLÁZQUEZ, F.J.,  CAPPELLO, M.,  FONTAINE, G., TALAVERA MILLA, J.,   VALAIS, S., Brexit: The impact on the audiovisual sectorIRIS Plus , 2018-2, European Audiovisual Observatory, 2018.


CONNELLY, M., The IRA on Film and Television: A History, McFarland, 2012.

HOUSE OF COMMONS, Television broadcasting in Northern Ireland: third report of session 2009-10, report, together with formal minutes, oral and written evidence, The Stationery Office, 2010.

HOUSE OF THE LORDS, The British film and television industries—decline or opportunity, Volume 1, HMSO, 2010.

INGLIS, I., Popular Music And Television In Britain, Routledge,  2016


LAVIGNE, C., MARCOVITCH, H., American Remakes of British Television: Transformations and Mistranslations, Lexington Books, 2011

SAVAGE, R.J., The BBC's Irish Troubles: Television, Conflict and Northern Ireland, Manchester University Press, 2017.

SCHAFFER, G., The Vision of a Nation, Making Multiculturalism on British Television, 1960–80, Palgrave MacMillan, 2014

SEATON, J., Pinkoes and Traitors: The BBC and the nation, 1974–1987, Profile Books, 2015.


Sites Internet

Alexandra Palace Television Society

BBC Year-Book. Collection quasi complète des annuaires de la BBC depuis 1928. (Site de l'

Independent TeleWeb Un site consacré à l'histoire de l'ITV (Histoire des stations régionales, Extraits d'anciennes émissions,...)

Transdiffusion Broadcasting System : réseau de sites consacrés à l'histoire de l'ITV

The UK Broadcasting Webring - Cercle de sites consacrés à l'histoire de la radioffusion au Royaume-Uni

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