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By prospect   May 2003

THE BBC4 THAT WE LOVE BUT DON’T KNOW

At least one crisis at BBC4 has turned out to be a false alarm. Roly Keating was not, as reported, “moved” from his post as controller of Four. It is true that he is now working for the taskforce which will make the case for renewal of the BBC’s charter in 2006. But, in fact, he took up this “exciting” job of his own accord. Some folk in the corporation even believe that helping to win the argument over the licence fee would aid Keating’s longer term dreams of director generalship. In…

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