Cathy Newman of Channel 4 News will be probing Tim Davie, Chief Executive of BBC Worldwide, over the BBC licence fee and being acting Director General
Tim Davie, Chief Executive of BBC Worldwide, in conversation with Cathy Newman of Channel 4 News
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The CEO of BBC Worldwide wears no tie and no airs. Tim Davie tells Andrew Billen why he is not bashful about money or public service
The Chief Executive of BBC Worldwide is a personable, persuasive but modest fellow with a south-London accent. Tim Davie wears no tie and has no airs.
When we run out of our allocated time in the Robin Day Meeting Room at New Broadcasting House, he finds, after a few wrong turns, an empty cubicle named after Elizabeth Cowell (BBC TV’s first continuity announcer), where we can continue.
Not many bring-your-daughter-to-work days include a war briefing in Parliament. All in a day's work for Andrew Scadding
It’s the football again this week. To be honest, my only issue with the footie is that Holby City gets shifted around, and that’s my weekly appointment-to-view TV.
Holby City, I hear you ask? Yes, I answer. I know it’s popular and British and, yes, I know it’s not a box-set political drama from Washington or, come to think of it, set in Schleswig-Holstein or Malmö – but I love it.
Maybe it’s because I’m a Bristolian and Holby is kind of, er, Bristol.
The biggest match of the competition is BBC vs ITV. Owen Gibson inspects their line ups.
The last time the World Cup was held in Brazil, victory for Uruguay was such a shock to the hosts that it plunged an entire nation into mourning. Sixty-four years later, those two South American nations won’t be the only near neighbours to resume a bitter rivalry.
In contrast to four years ago in South Africa, when the BBC was based in Cape Town and ITV’s studio was in Johannesburg, the two British broadcasters are operating in Fifa-built studios next door to one another, with views of Copacabana Beach.
The inside story of an independent, crowd-funded film about the 1984-85 miners strike. Report by Hywel Wiliam and Tim Hartley
Margaret Thatcher labelled them the “enemy within” and the media cast them as “Arthur’s Army”.
Marking the 30th anniversary of the 1984-85 miners strike, Sinead Kirwan and Owen Gower from production company Bad Bonobo explained at a Wales Centre event how they made Still the Enemy Within as an independent, crowd-funded film.
Together, they raised £75,000 to tell the hidden story of the people behind the longest national industrial dispute in British history.