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Q: BBC Motto ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: BBC Motto
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Television
Asked by: dprk007-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 11 Sep 2006 11:55 PDT
Expires: 11 Oct 2006 11:55 PDT
Question ID: 764199
Howdy All

Years ago (If my memory serves me correctly) the BBC's motto was
"Nation Shall Speak Peace unto Nation"

Is this still their Motto ?

If not why did they abandon it?

And do they have a new Motto?

Yours Truly


Request for Question Clarification by rainbow-ga on 11 Sep 2006 12:52 PDT
Hi dprk007,

After researching this, I have found no indication or reference that
the motto has changed.

"...The BBC?s role as the cement which held the Empire and then the
Commonwealth together is explicit in the BBC motto - Nation Shall
Speak Peace Unto Nation."

Please let me know if the information provided suffices as an answer
to your question.

Best regards,

Clarification of Question by dprk007-ga on 12 Sep 2006 13:55 PDT
HiYa Rainbow

Please go and post as answer. I am though a little bit surprised that
the BBC do not attempt to make more of their currently very appropiate
Given that they have to contend with a highly Milataristic government,
I would have hoped they would take every opportunity to quote their

They really should include it in the Home Page of their web Site.

I keep wandering if they are a little bit ashamed to do this.

Kind Regards

Subject: Re: BBC Motto
Answered By: rainbow-ga on 12 Sep 2006 23:23 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi DPRK007,

Thank you for accepting my findings as the answer to your question. I
am reposting it here for your convenience:

"...The BBC?s role as the cement which held the Empire and then the
Commonwealth together is explicit in the BBC motto - Nation Shall
Speak Peace Unto Nation."

This may also interest you:
Nation Shall Speak Peace Unto Nation

Search criteria:
BBC motto
BBC "Nation Shall Speak Peace unto Nation"

I hope this is helpful.

Best regards,
dprk007-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: BBC Motto
From: answerfinder-ga on 12 Sep 2006 00:50 PDT
I agree with Rainbow. In an interview distributed by AFP in June 2006,
BBC director-general Mark Thompson said,
"We were set up in the 1920s as a set of domestic radio services but
also there was this idea right from the start - our motto is 'Nation
shall speak peace unto nation' - that we would have global potential.?


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