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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
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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