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Director General Portrait – Sir John Reith

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John Reith was appointed general manager of the British Broadcasting Company in 1922. He soon identified the potential of broadcasting for the public good, fashioned the Corporation under its Royal Charter, and set standards and values that remain a benchmark for broadcasters everywhere.

BBC England

London

Title

Director General Portrait – Sir John Reith

Date

1934

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 126 x W 100 cm (E)

Accession number

1610

Work type

Painting

BBC England

Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London, Greater London W1A 1AA England

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