Charles Allen, Chairman of Granada, tells the Royal Television Society that the BBC should be required to hand over 10% of its licence fee revenue to fund public service output on the commercial networks. This is presumably Allen’s opening shot in the charter renewal debate. Not a bad idea – certainly a very direct way of increasing the diversity of public service programming – but I can’t see it lasting more than about ten minutes once the BBC’s super-efficient charter renewal mincer is running at full speed. From Ray Snoddy in The Times.

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