Roger Bolton's Beeb Watch

Melvyn Bragg talks about arts programming and the future of the BBC.

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The BBC has been celebrating its 100th anniversary – if you hadn’t noticed - and on ‘Beeb Watch’ this week Roger Bolton talks to one of it's greatest broadcasters – Melvyn Bragg. They discuss arts programming, BBC World Service cuts and the future of the BBC.

“I think we should start panicking now. There is an encroaching mass, not dependent or related to each other, but it’s out there in force who would benefit if there were no BBC.”  

“I’ve talked directly to all of the people at the top of the BBC saying why don’t you make a stronger case?”

 “Why do they want to throw it away for? Why don’t they go and knock down St Paul’s whilst they’re at it?”


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