YouGov Poll: Public Falls Out of Love With BBC

We are forever hearing that Auntie Beeb is one of the institutions cherished most by the British public, admittedly usually from the BBC itself. Now a YouGov poll has found this to be a myth. 36% think BBC programmes have got worse over the last ten years, just 23% see an improvement. 48% say the licence fee offers bad value for money, 72% slam them for paying executives too much and 70% say TV and radio presenters are paid too highly as well. Perhaps most worryingly for Lords Hall and Patten as they face the Public Accounts Committee this afternoon? 69% want a police investigation into possible criminal wrongdoing in BBC severance pay…




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