I agree. The BBC in its current form needs some serious re-org, not least a culling of overpaid presenters and so-called entertainers.I got an interesting take on the BBC today. This week I will be mainly in the Netherlands.
At some legth, I was talking to a pretty sensible Dutch bloke, who has heard about Boris' campaign against auntie. He thinks this is a real shame. As far as people in Holland are concerned the BBC is a shining beacon of quality TV and informative news, compared to what the Dutch, Germans, Belgians and French produce. In his view it would be a real shame to hollow it out and turn it into a Netflix lite. They look up to us for the quality output we have produced over the years, in all areas of television, which is still shown in loads of countries.
It took me aback and has given me pause for thought. Maybe a little putting straight would be better than completely de-railing this once fine institution. Soft power comes in many forms and it seems this is one.
However, I believe in parts it is still a wonderful National asset and those shouting the loudest for the abolition of the Licence fee should be careful what they wish for.