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A Future for Public Service Television – Inquiry Event for Wales/Dyfodol Gwasanaeth Teledu Cyhoeddus – Digwyddiad yr Ymchwiliad yng Nghymru

6-8pm, Wednesday 6 April 2016/6-8pm, Dydd Mercher 6 Ebrill, 2016

Venue: Room 0.14 Bute Building, Cardiff University, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3NB/Ystafell 0.14 Adeilad Bute, Prifysgol Caerdydd, Rhodfa Brenin Edward VII, Caerdydd, CF10 3NB‬

Speakers included:

Angharad Mair (BAFTA Wales and Tinopolis)

Huw Jones (Chair, S4C)

Ian MacKenzie (Head of Nations and Regions, Channel 4)

Angela Graham (Institute of Welsh Affairs)

Rhys Evans (Head of Strategy and Digital at BBC Wales)

Chaired by Sian Powell (Cardiff University)

This event was hosted and supported by the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University. 


Siaradwyr yn cynnwys:‬

Angharad Mair (BAFTA Cymru a Tinopolis)‬

Huw Jones (Cadeirydd, S4C)‬

Ian MacKenzie (Pennaeth Cenhedloedd a Rhanbarthau, Channel 4)‬

Angela Graham (Sefydliad Materion Cymreig)‬

Rhys Evans (Pennaeth Strategaeth a Digidol BBC Cymru)

Cadeirir gan Sian Powell (Prifysgol Caerdydd)‬

Ymchwiliad Dyfodol Gwasanaeth Teledu Cyhoeddus‬

Trefnydd Dyfodol Gwasanaeth Teledu Cyhoeddus – Digwyddiad yr Ymchwiliad yng Nghymru‬

A Conversation with Tony Hall, Director General of the BBC

Tuesday 5 April, 7 - 8.30pm

Venue: BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LN

This was a unique opportunity to hear the Director General’s views about the BBC’s role in the broadcast landscape and to put questions to him about how the BBC can meet the challenges it is faced with. The film producer and Labour peer, David Puttnam, will be talking to the Director General Tony Hall on his vision for, and his time so far at, the BBC as well as inviting his thoughts about wider issues facing public service television in the UK.

News coverage of the event:

‘BBC is Alive and Kicking, Says Director General Lord Hall’, Daily Mail, 5th April 2016

‘Judge us by our quality, says the BBC’s Tony Hall‘, NUJ, 6th April 2016

‘The Archers abuse storyline has year to run, BBC’s Tony Hall reveals‘, by Jane Martinson, the Guardian, 5th April 2016

Tony Hall urged to ‘ditch the deal’, BECTU, 5th April 2016



A Future for Public Service Television – Inquiry Event for Northern Ireland

1 - 2.30pm, Monday 4 April 2016

Venue: E206/207 suite, Central block, Ulster University, Cromore Road, Coleraine, BT52 1SA

Speakers included:

Michael Wilson (UTV)

Margo Harkin (Besom Productions)

Ian Kennedy (ex BBC and Creative Skillset)

Pat Loughrey (Goldsmiths, University of London and former Head of Nations & Regions, BBC)

Colm Murphy (Ulster University)

Chaired by Maire Messenger-Davies (Ulster University)

Event transcript:

Transcript_Northern Ireland_4 April 2016

Press/news coverage:

Des Freedman, the Inquiry Project Lead, talks to Frank Mitchell about the remit of the Inquiry, on Monday 4th April 2016. Listen again here.

UTV’s local shows ‘will not be lost under new owners’ by Margaret Canning, Belfast Telegraph, 1st April 2016.

Your chance to shape future of public service television in Northern Ireland‘ by Lord Puttnam, Belfast Telegraph, 31st March 2016.

Lord Puttnam, the Inquiry chair, interviewed on BBC Radio Ulster. Listen to the interview here.