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Prospect Debate 1: The Future of the BBC

Why It Still Matters – And How It Can Be Saved

 
Hay Festival 2022 , 

As the BBC turns 100, Boris Johnson’s government is slashing our national broadcaster’s budget and threatening the licence fee – cheered on by newspaper owners who think they stand to gain. But what is the role of the BBC in 2022? And how can we stand up for it? Speakers include Jean Seaton, Professor of media history at the University of Westminster, and author of a volume of the official history of the BBC, and AC Grayling, philosopher, author and the Founder and Principal of New College of the Humanities at Northeastern University. Chaired by Alan Rusbridger, Editor of Prospect magazine.

Prospect Debate 1: The Future of the BBC