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As you all are aware Mike and I travel the world and when we're away watch tv in foreign countries. In our view we have the best tv and radio in the world, largely due to the BBC and their high quality broadcasting. Some people disagree with the licence fee and so there is a public consultation at present to give us a chance to have our say. This is really important. At present we get the BBC for just 39pence per day. Some questions come to my mind such as these - How much does Sky cost per day? Would you like our TV providers to be purely commercial. (in America where there is very little public service broadcasting there is an advertising break every 7 minutes - makes a film virtually unwatchable) do you enjoy I player, the BBC radio programmes, their sports coverage and live broadcasting? What about their nature and science programming? Whatever your view this is an opportunity to air it. There are various ways to contribute to the BBC debate
If you look at facebook and twitter there are various independent communities running campaigns that you can contribute to.
The government consultation paper, written by the Department for Culture Media and Sport has a series of questions you can respond to – it is not massively consumer friendly but is available on
On the web page there is a link for you to respond online, by email or in writing - you don't have to just answer their questions you can select a few or comment on all, or you can just say what you like by email/letter
BBC Charter Review Consultation
100 Parliament Street
The BBC Trust has published a response to the Governments paper (link below)
Thank you for reading and please have your say, we may lose one of the best things that Britain gives the world.
You can read the response from the trust and also use the link below to complete an online survey - there is also an email link to write direct by email or tweet
BBC Trust response to government Green paper
to email the trust direct use this email address email@example.com
or tweet @TomorrowBBC.