Why Do We Need the BBC?

As some of you have probably realised, BBC reform is on the breeze again. The telltale signs are all there. The main ones, of course, are that it's a day of the week, and water is wet. Government poking at the BBC – or threatening to poke at the BBC – is hardly even a news story any more. The question comes again and again: Why Do We Need the BBC? It's just something that happens, like the sun rising in the morning. The other indicator is a steady stream of TV personalities proclaiming far and w...
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Adventures in Time and Space

I'm a grumpy bastard. This isn't news for anyone who knows me. Ask me an opinion on anything, and I'll almost certainly leap straight for the flaw. Show me a beautiful piece of artwork, and I'll have something to say about the quality of the frame, or the fact that it's not hanging level. Yes, I'm a grumpy bastard, and I also love Doctor Who, which means that the last eight years have been quite trying for me, and for anyone who innocently broaches the subject. In case you can'...
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