15Oct

Should the BBC recapitalise British Culture?

posted by Steve Bowbrick

Is Mark Thompson a good proxy for Gordon Brown? Should the BBC move to rescue struggling media companies as the government is saving struggling banks? Should the BBC recapitalise British culture by taking stakes in bust public service providers? Call this a flight of fancy but consider the circumstances. 1 We’re at the beginning of [...]

30Sep

Rain Ashford at BBC Backstage

posted by Steve Bowbrick

Nick Reynolds is editor of the BBC Internet blog (which is an interesting phenomenon in its own right), a BBC old-timer (sorry Nick!) and a man who seems to know just about everybody of influence at the Corporation. I’m working next to Nick for the duration of my tour of BBC FM&T and he’s my [...]