publication . Article . 2015

BBC's Wednesday Magazine and Arts Television for Women

Irwin, Mary;
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  • Published: 02 Apr 2015 Journal: Media History, volume 21, pages 162-177 (issn: 1368-8804, eissn: 1469-9729, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Wednesday Magazine (1958–1963) was an innovative BBC television afternoon arts and culture strand produced by the specialist BBC women's programme unit, which had been built up and nurtured by the first dedicated head of women's programmes Doreen Stephens, who was appointed in 1953. Stephens was responsible for the development of a diverse and extensive range of women's programming; highly ambitious in the offering that it presented to its female viewers. This article will examine the series Wednesday Magazine exploring the wealth of arts and culture items broadcast, whilst considering the programme's significance in critical histories of both women's programmin...
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publication . Article . 2015

BBC's Wednesday Magazine and Arts Television for Women

Irwin, Mary;