Michael Grade's timely move to open up a debate among professionals and public must be embraced immediately. Many programme-makers, such as myself, working across the industry have much to thank the BBC for; we were the recipients of a unique apprenticeship. Times change and adaptability is vital - we were saying that at Television Centre in 1972; it's nothing new. Just remember the baby and the bathwater] I shall ensure that this issue is raised and becomes a continual agenda item at the next meeting of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Council.
Blue Heaven Productions
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