Letter: BBC history chucked out

Hunter Davies
Sunday 09 June 1996 23:02
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Sir: Your report (8 June) about the BBC changes which will mean BBC Radio being chucked out of Broadcasting House, to be replaced by bureaucrats, will appal occasional contributors and presenters.

I am doing a short Radio 4 series at the moment, and one attraction is not the money - which is about a quarter of what any half-decent hack could get by spending the same time writing a newspaper feature - but the convenience and pleasure, nay the excitement, of going into BH, feeling part of our national culture, part of our architectural heritage. I will definitely think twice about trailing out to some concrete chunk in the wilds of White City. It's handy for nowhere and about as exciting or pleasurable as BBC Manchester's New Broadcasting House. Why can't the salaried suits stay in White City?

HUNTER DAVIES

Loweswater,

Cumbria

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