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14/06/2012

David Dimbleby chairs Question Time from Stockton-on-Tees. On the panel: television executive and former Director General of the BBC Greg Dyke, President of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron MP, Mail on Sunday columnist Peter Hitchens, Housing Minister Grant Shapps MP and Shadow Attorney General Emily Thornberry MP.

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Greg Dyke: Goverment-media relations 'undermined democracy'

Greg Dyke: Goverment-media relations 'undermined democracy'

Former BBC director general Greg Dyke has said that the relationship between News International and succcessive governments had "undermined our democracy over 20 to 30 years". Watch clip.

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Role Contributor
PresenterDavid Dimbleby
PresenterDavid Dimbleby
Series EditorNicolai Gentchev
Series EditorNicolai Gentchev
Executive ProducerSteve Anderson
Executive ProducerSteve Anderson
ParticipantPeter Hitchens
ParticipantPeter Hitchens

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