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Game, set and match to the BBC? If only

The national broadcaster has delayed its reckoning but the time will come. When it does we should all remember what the BBC did in the time of Covid-19

By Mark Damazer  

Broadcasting House. Photo: SOPA Images/SIPA USA/PA Images

The BBC has always been a less important feature of UK life than the NHS—and we didn’t need Covid-19 to grasp that. But it is a deeply embedded national institution, hugely so for anyone over 40. And, lo and behold, it now matters quite a lot too for the younger licence fee payers who we had been told had fallen happily into the welcoming embrace of Netflix, Amazon, Spotify et al.

But everyone is affected by Covid-19, and the overwhelming majority from…

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