The Crosland Legacy: The Future of British Social Democracy

A Discussion Chaired by Jean Seaton, published by The Mile End Institute, University of London

To mark the 60th anniversary of Anthony Crosland’s influential tract The Future of Socialism, the Mile End Institute brought together key thinkers to discuss his legacy. Jean Seaton of CAMRI chaired one of the sessions, entitled Personal reflections and which can be viewed above. The rest of the conference, which took place in December at Queen Mary, University of London, can be found on their website.

Jean Seaton

About Jean Seaton

Jean Seaton is Professor of Media History and the Official Historian of the BBC. She will publish in the Autumn of 2014 the next volume of the Corporations story, Holding the Line: the BBC and the Nation, taking Lord Asa Briggs work forward for Profile Books. This involves everything the BBC did in a tumultuous decade from the conflict in Northern Ireland, to the invasion of the Falklands, to Not the Nine O'Clock News, the Proms, the early music revolution, devolution, Dennis Potter's greatest plays, Attenborough's revolutionary series Life on Earth, and Radio 1s most influential moment, as well as the role of women in the Corporation, programmes for children and a tense and complicated relationship with the government. The history was given privileged access to BBC archives, but also gained privileged access to state papers. For the first time the Corporation's history is seen in the round. It has depended on several hundred interviews, and explores both the programme making decision that go into the making of an iconic Television series like John le Carre's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, but also the high politics around the imposition of the broadcasting ban.

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Jean Seaton
Date
18th January 2017
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The Mile End Institute, University of London
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