If you want to safeguard the licence fee and shore up public-service content, time to introduce democracy to the BBC.
The government's White Paper is expected to reduce the scope and funding for the UK public broadcaster.
We all need the BBC's new version of Top Gear not to stall.
There's no 'public interest' in this story, say the newspapers. As if that's stopped them before.
On the face of it, John Whittingdale's appointment as media and culture secretary spells trouble for the BBC.