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Dance Beeb, dance!

Dance Beeb, dance!
April 1, 2006

The BBC’s White Paper was finally revealed to the British House of Commons in March. Titled ‘A public service for all: the BBC in the digital age,’ the paper sets the stage for the Beeb’s charter renewal at the end of the year. British Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell, who made the presentation, said the BBC’s main priorities should be to inform, educate and – most especially – to entertain. The paper pointed to acclaimed series Life on Earth as well as Strictly Come Dancing as shows to which the Beeb should aspire.

Sadly for punters hoping for a few extra pounds in their pockets, the paper also confirmed that the BBC’s license fee should remain, as it is the ‘least worst’ way to fund the Corporation.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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