Lords investigates role of the BBC in UK arts and culture
21 July 2015
On Tuesday 21 July, the House of Lords Communications Committee continues its inquiry into the BBC's public purposes.
- Parliament TV: Watch the BBC Charter Renewal evidence session
- Inquiry: BBC Charter Renewal: public purposes and licence fee
- Select Committee on Communications
Tuesday 21 July, Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster
- Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chair, Arts Council England
- Cerys Matthews, singer/songwriter, presenter and author
The Committee is expected to explore with the first set of witnesses issues including:
- the role the BBC plays in the arts and culture of the UK
- the role the BBC should play in education and training
- the effectiveness of the BBC's public purposes in delivering public benefit for culture
- the effect any financial cuts would have, both on the BBC and on the cultural life of the UK.
- Dr Roberto Suarez Candel, Director of the Media Intelligence Service, European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Switzerland
The EBU runs a worldwide satellite and cable network across entertainment, news, sports and music programming. Dr Candel is likely to face questions on a number of areas, including:
- the BBC's standing overseas
- comparisons with other public service broadcasting organisations in Europe
- the changing definition from public service broadcasting to public service media.