Debate: Is the BBC in Crisis?
Wednesday, 5 March 2014 from 18:00 to 20:00 (GMT)
London, United Kingdom
supported by The Financial Times, present:
Debate: Is the BBC in crisis?
Chair: Steve Hewlett (Presenter, The Media Show, BBC Radio 4)
Panel: David Elstein (Former CEO Channel Five, Director of Programmes Sky and Thames TV)
Steve Barnett (Professor of Communications University of Westminster)
Sir Howard Davies (Former Director of the LSE and Chairman of the FSA)
David Liddiment (BBC Trustee and former ITV Network Controller)
Professor Suzanne Franks (City University London)
It used to happen every decade; now the BBC seems to lurch from monthly crisis to crisis. The BBC Trust, trust in the BBC, Jimmy Savile uncovered, George Entwhistle unfrocked, Senior managers filling their boots on departure. Tory MPs are on the warpath. Where will it end?
Will the BBC Charter be renewed intact in 2017.
Big questions, plenty of answers.
(To mark the publication of the book IS THE BBC IN CRISIS? Edited by John Mair,Richard Tait and Richard Lance Keeble)