The question of quality

Date of publication: June 15, 1990


This paper looks at the current debate in the UK about the role of 'quality' in television broadcasting, starting from an examination of the ways in which the concept of quality has been used by politicians and critics. Data from qualitative and quantitative sources are used to demonstrate the context-specific nature of what constitutes 'quality' in the public mind. The important role of individual tastes is also highlighted.

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