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'Grown Up Telly': Whither The BBC?

I’ve written before on this blog about my fondness for public radio, middle-aged though it may be. And living as I have in the U.K. for three...

I’ve written before on this blog about my fondness for public radio, middle-aged though it may be.

And living as I have in the U.K. for three and a half years, I’ve grown particularly fond of BBC Radio and BBC Television – both of which I think of as gems of adulthood, not to be missed. (As a friend puts it, it’s where you go to watch “proper grown-up telly.” Amen.)

But, like everything, publicly funded broadcasting in the U.K. must adapt to both the forces of the market and to the digital age.

Today, I’m over on PoliticsDaily.com talking about a recent, much-publicized Strategy Review of the BBC here in the UK and the philosophical debates it has opened up over the meaning and viability of public service broadcasting going forward.

Have a look…

Image: BBC Radio Leeds by TGIGreeny via Flickr under a Creative Commons License.

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  1. Daryl Boylan March 24, 2010 at 8:25 pm #

    A quick look at any US network show since “West Wing” alas departed, should convince anyone other than Mr. Murdoch (or Mr. Berlusconi??) that the BBC is not only infinitely superior than almost anything we offer, but that there really is no point of comparison between superb and abysmal.

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