From our Swindon correspondent:
Virtual Gallery Tours? According to this, there’s 2500 galleries offering this online, including biggies like the D’Orsay, the Rijksmuseum and the Uffizi.
Education programming to help Children? Ever heard of Khan Academy? Wikipedia? And right now, my children are being taught over MS Teams. We’ve got this technology now. Is the BBC’s material even up to date? Do you think teenagers even know what iPlayer is?
But it’s actually a deeper problem. The license fee made sense when there was so little bandwidth. You could only have a few channels, so you don’t have a competitive market, so government gets involved. But digital and internet changed that. Almost anyone can make a film review show on YouTube, so why do we need taxes to pay for the BBC to make one. Let the market decide what they like.