Broadcasting and Entertainment Trade Alliance (BETA)

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Administrative / Biographical History

The Broadcasting and Entertainment Trades Alliance (BETA) was a short-lived British entertainment trade union. It was founded in 1984 with the merger of the Association of Broadcasting Staff and the National Association of Theatrical Television and Kine Employees (NATKE). In 1991, BETA merged with the Association of Cinematograph Television and Allied Technicians (ACTT) to form the Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union (BECTU)

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

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Custodial History

Transferred from University Library.

Related Material

The Modern Records Centre also holds: records of the Broadcasting Entertainment Cinematograph and Theatre Union, including those of its BBC branches, which include records inherited from the Association of Broadcasting and Allied Staffs and BETA; records of the National Association of Theatrical, Television and Kine Employees; records of the Association of Cinematograph, Television and Allied Technicians.