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This crisis has shown what public service broadcasting can do

But which vision for the BBC will prevail in the longer term?

By Roger Mosey  

Photo: James Warwick/EMPICS Entertainment.

In these times of crisis, the public sees the value of our national institutions: the NHS, the monarchy, the legal system—and the BBC. The United Kingdom is being tested as never before in peacetime, and in an age when communication is immediate and uncontrollable and diffuse. But if the nation does come together, and get through the challenges of Covid-19, it will have done so with the help of the most traditional forms of public service broadcasting.

This is an unexpected twist in what had…

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