Friday, June 04, 2010

BBC radio consultation launched

The BBC Trust has launched a review and public consultation on the future of Radios 3, 4 and 7. The closing date is Thursday 26th August.

The Guild has strongly criticised the BBC in recent months for damaging cuts to radio drama, most recently in the submission to the BBC Strategy review, in which the Guild said:

'We have seen two excellent soaps – Westway and Silver Street – killed off when they might well have been saved by offering them to mainstream audiences. The matchless BBC World Service drama productions have gone. The Friday Play is being cancelled, leaving real doubts about the future of more challenging, risk-taking radio drama.'

The Guild’s Radio Committee will be meeting later this month to consider a formal response to the latest consultation. Members of the public are also invited to have their say. If you do, please let us know your thoughts as well at

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