The BBC – Power To The People

Is the BBC “arrogant, unfairly subsidised, dumbed-down, imperialistic and creatively barren.” Those are certainly the charges critics fling at Britain’s national broadcaster. And now there’s to be a major review of the corporation leading to its charter renewal in 2006. “So the past few months have seen the BBC launch a charm counter-offensive. If, as a columnist and media pundit, you turn around in the pub you find yourself facing a free drink wielded with intent by a top executive who will tell you of the wonderful highbrow things being made by his or her department…”