BBC Charter Review Consultation

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I thought I’d give the Country the benefit of my opinion on the future of the British Broadcasting Corporation. You might do too.

It’s a bit disjointed and I could have done with some time to map it out but here it is in all its glory.

How well is the BBC serving its national and international audiences?

Quite well with Radio being the highlight. With Britain’s declining international status our public owned media continues to punch above its weight in giving us some influence in the World.

Which elements of universality are most important for the BBC?

Though I prefer more serious programming the risk of reducing the BBC to what other countries refer to as Public Service Broadcasting would in all likelihood mean that large sections of the population would not get the chance to be exposed to it. Sports and entertainment based formats for a better balance attract people to the channel and many of the latter are the programs that sell well abroad.

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We garnered a few radio and podcast plays on this Radio Andrea show, also available as a podcast. It was presented by a chap who used to see us play in Brighton back in the day who speaks a little about the band as well as playing Jim’s choice of a couple of tracks on the second broadcast.

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The show’s embed seems to have bitten the dust so here’s the drastically abridged version.

The free downloads mentioned ultimately became part of The Gits Drink Milk leftovers collection.

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The show also streamed across the pond in San Francisco on Pop Goes The Crunch.

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