Our BBC, Our Channel 4: A Future for Public Service Television?

Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
Tuesday 14 June, 4pm

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BBC Charter Renewal now moves into its final stages with the publication of the government's White Paper on 12 May. This, along with the possible privatisation of Channel 4, suggests that the future of these cultural institutions is currently in doubt.

This event – open to all and free to members of the public – offers a unique opportunity in Sheffield to voice questions, share opinions and hear a distinguished panel of speakers debate the issues facing public service television in the UK today.


Hugh Harris Director of Media, International, Gambling & Creative Economy, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Patrick Holland Head of Documentaries, BBC

Ralph Lee Head of Factual and Deputy Chief Creative Officer, Channel 4

Lord David Puttnam Producer; Labour peer; chair of A Future for Public Service Television inquiry


Jane Martinson Journalist and Head of Media, The Guardian

This event is a collaboration between Sheffield Doc/Fest, A Future for Public Service Television inquiry, Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield.

This is a free admission event but advance booking is necessary.

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