Is the BBC STILL in Peril?
This book, an enlarged and re-focused new development of “Is the BBC in Peril?”. It is timely following the announcement of the new BBC Director General, Tim Davie. Leading television executives, media academics, prominent journalists of varying stripes, economists and politicians all have their say.
So how should the new DG re-focus and take forward the BBC? Inside these pages he will find no end of challenging, exciting and controversial ideas and suggestions. This book is a major contributor to a debate important to everyone interested in the health of our body politic.
In addition to the Foreword “The BBC and the dispassionate interrogation of those in power” by Peter Snow, and the Introduction by Tom Bradshaw and John Mair, the writers are: Will Wyatt – former managing director BBC Television and chief executive BBC Broadcast; Iain Dale – presenter, the Evening Show on LBC Radio; Peter Bennett-Jones – agent and producer; Edwina Currie- Former MP and Government Minister. Broadcaster; Gillian Reynolds CBE . Radio Critic The Sunday Times; Liam Halligan The Telegraph and Ex Channel Four News; Katherine Parsons First Channel Executive.BBC3; Dr Mike Flood Page Former ITV and BBC produce; Rob Wilson – former Conservative MP; Owen Bennett Jones Former BBC Journalist; Richard Sambrook – Professor of Journalism at Cardiff University and former Director of News, the BBC; Brian Winston – Lincoln Professor at the University of Lincoln and Matthew Winston – University of Leicester; John Simpson – BBC World Affairs Editor; Damian Reilly – freelance journalist; Ivor Gaber – Professor of Political Journalism, University of Sussex; Andrew Graham – former Master of Balliol College, Oxford; Maggie Brown-Channel Four historian and media writer; Steven Barnett – Professor of Communications, University of Westminster; Tom Bradshaw – academic and journalist, Senior Lecturer at University of Gloucestershire; Raymond Snoddy – former Media Editor of The Times and Media Correspondent of the Financial Times; Fiona Chesterton –commissioning editor at the BBC and Channel 4; Simon Albury – former CEO, the Royal Television Society; Jean Seaton. Professor of Media History. University of Westminster; Jane Martinson – Marjorie Dean Professor of Financial Journalism at City University; Paddy Barwise Emeritus Professor London Business School and Peter York Market Researcher and Style Guru; and John Mair – former BBC producer and book editor. The afterword is by Mark Damazer Former Controller BBC Radio Four, BBC Trustee and Master St Peter’s College.