To ensure it’s key services are meeting expectations, the BBC Trust has taken the unprecedented step of reviewing BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Four and the Red Button – each regular hosts of quality content on the network and of course in the case of BBC One the home of Doctor Who.
The Trust performs regular reviews of services, and this will be the largest and most significant undertaken by the Trust, and the first time that two most popular services – BBC One and BBC Two – have been assessed.
Diane Coyle is the BBC Trustee leading the review:
“The Trust is the BBC’s governing body and we need to ensure these services are meeting audiences’ expectations. This is why we have launched this significant piece of work that will help us understand how well the BBC’s most popular services are operating. These services have a key role in helping the BBC deliver its public service mission. We’ll be looking at how they are performing against their service licences and whether they are offering value for money.
“Our research tells us that audiences want and expect more fresh and new ideas on the BBC television. This review will help us understand how best the BBC can provide distinctive programming that audiences love.
“We now want to encourage viewers to get in touch with us to let us know what they think of these BBC services.”
Fans of Doctor Who, Torchwood, The Sarah Jane Adventures and other fantasy programming on BBC One are encouraged by Kasterborous to contact the BBC Trust and take part in their 12 week public consultation which aims to find out the public’s views on the services under review.
On-air promotion of the review consultation will take place on BBC One, BBC Two, and BBC Four, on the bbc.co.uk and Trust websites and will run until December 18th – and you can start right away by visiting the BBC Trust review of Television.
(With thanks to Robert Davis)