BBC And Arts – Got To Be More Than Rolf Eh?

The BBC’s arts coverage is constantly under attack. But the fixer can’t be more down-market pop art, can it? Is the public broadcaster fixated on the large ratings for Rolf Harris’s art odyssey? “What next? Will the Rolf Experience be followed by Cliff Richard on Beethoven? Will audiences of five to seven million become the benchmark – a favourite word of TV planners – by which other arts programmes are judged? Having won such audiences, can they settle for less?”