Over To You

This week on Over To You, Rajan Datar looks at the future of the World Service in the wake of this week’s changes in the way the BBC is funded.

He asks Sir Michael Lyons, the chairman of the BBC’s governing body, the BBC Trust, whether he’s confident about the future of the World Service.

And he talks to the BBC’s media correspondent, Torin Douglas, to find out how the difficult decisions are made as to which programmes and services should be cut.

And Rajan also talks to a former head of the British Army, General Sir Richard Dannatt, who reflects on the role that the World Service plays in conflict zones around the world.

That’s on Over To You with Rajan Datar on the BBC World Service.

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Sun 24 Oct 2010 11:40 GMT