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BBC in the news, Monday

Host Host | 10:24 UK time, Monday, 11 December 2006

The Guardian: "The BBC is to trial a new catch-up TV offering with its own personal video recorder." (link)

The Independent: An extended interview with the BBC's Middle East editor, Jeremy Bowen. (link)

Financial Times: Reports that "the BBC could be forced to double its proposed cost cuts". (link)


  • 1.
  • At 05:48 PM on 11 Dec 2006,
  • J Westerman wrote:

re Middle East editor.

Both New Labour and the Tories voted for war in Iraq although the latter, rather less than honourably, now pretends otherwise in an effort to undermine the PM.

I would like a Middle East expert, a real one, to give his views on what alternative action should have been taken and the probable present situation there if that had been done. The probable consequences to the economies of the West should also be dealt with.

  • 2.
  • At 06:19 PM on 11 Dec 2006,
  • J Westerman wrote:


If the BBC cannot produce a sufficiently creative accountant to confirm all of its needs it seems only reasonable that it should proceed on the basis of the figures obtained by the Government.
Meanwhile, it could be a good idea, for the time being, to avoid flaunting extravagance e.g. “The Floor Show” that was once called “The News”.
I feel certain that there are many BBC supporters, including myself, who would gladly join any mass submission to the Government.

  • 3.
  • At 10:30 AM on 12 Dec 2006,
  • Sam wrote:

Just a observation, but why do you lot always post links to the Guarian in these stories. You have to create a account with them to login and so for most people they won't read it. I'm cetainly not going to create an account there just to read a quick story linked from here.

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