Saturday, July 05, 2008

How to save the BBC

"There is no longer a case for taking £4 billion a year from the public to produce programmes they do not want or can obtain free elsewhere. If there is a demand for a particular programme, the broadcasting market will supply that demand, without the licence fee.

"So the real questions are: do we need the BBC at all? And, if we do need it, how can we save it?" —Sir Anthony Jay

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