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Michael Swann on Annan Report on BBC

Title
Michael Swann on Annan Report on BBC
Genre
Interview
TX Date
Unknown
Year of production
1977
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Duration
00:05:11
Description
Sir Michael Swann, BBC Chairman, on the Annan Report on the BBC. Criticisms addressed include declining standards, weaker current affairs and news programmes, lack of purpose in some programmes and too much bureaucracy. Also the report’s recommendations for closure of BBC local radio stations. Male interviewer not identified.
Contributors
Michael Swann
Keywords
Television; Radio stations; ITV; BBC; Annan Report; Commercial television; Broadcasting industry; Local radio; Programme content; Public broadcasters

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