If there has been one place our coalition government in the UK has been effective, it is in dealing with the BBC. Indeed, it hasn't bothered at all with the BBC, it just announced that it was going to disband the BBC Trust and now uses this for leverage. Clever.
So, the Trust did well on Canvas and now the members have taken a pay cut and announced that the same fate is in line for most ITV stars.
Not competing with ITV for so called 'stars' is exactly what the BBC should be doing. It should be nurturing and growing talent. If that talent then goes commercial, then good luck to them in the sharkpool.
Just like the good old days, I hear some of my contemporaries saying.