Jean Seaton speaks to BBC Radio 4 about the Licence Fee

10 September 2020
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Jean Seaton, in her capacity of Official BBC Historian appeared on Radio4’s The World This Weekend to provide context and defence of the BBC Licence fee. In a discussion about the continuation of the licence fee presenter Mark Mardell spoke with those from all sides of the licence fee debate, including a member of the DefundtheBBC campaign. Seaton provided a historical context for the fee, before noting that the licence fee allows the BBC a degree of independence to hold the government to account. The full programme can be heard on BBC Sounds.


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