In the light of the current trend for attacking the BBC, I was intending to write a strongly worded post on this topic, but it seems that the Writers’ Guild of GB has rather beaten me to it.
I urge you to read their recent Response To Ofcom’s Second Public Service Broadcasting Review – here’s the final paragraph, which I particularly liked:
“Manufacturing industry has been decimated; shipbuilding, mining and
steelmaking have disappeared; construction is grinding to a halt; the railways are in chaos; the financial services industry has an uncertain future, or perhaps no future. Public service broadcasting – and in particular the BBC – is one of the last areas in which we can truly be said to lead the world. Today it is at risk as never before. If we allow public service broadcasting to collapse, the only activity left in which Britain excels will be in waging foreign wars.”
…Nicely put, I feel.