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Dance on TV is becoming increasingly difficult to bring to fruition and a new station, BBC4 may become a ghetto for 'specialist' areas like the arts. Melvyn Bragg berates the BBC for their approach to the Arts. For our overseas readers, Bragg is a succesful novelist who has carved out a career as a TV presenter of Arts programmes and excellent discussion programmes on a wide range of themes on the radio. Lord Bragg attacks BBC1 for lack of arts
by Susan Mansfield in The Scotsman
THE veteran arts broadcaster, Melvyn Bragg, yesterday launched a stinging attack on the BBC for dropping arts programming from its flagship channel. more...
Lord Bragg accused the BBC of "a total dereliction of its public duty", saying that BBC1 had shown only one arts documentary since January, which did not even add up to a "fig leaf".
Launching the 25th season of ITV’s The South Bank Show, Lord Bragg, the presenter since it began, said it was a "disgrace" that it had been left to commercial television to provide the core of arts broadcasting in the UK.
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