The BBC is under threat as the government considers abolishing the licence fee. This would be a disaster.
Nicky Morgan recently hinted at changes to the BBC's funding model. But can the UK's public broadcaster compete with the likes of Netflix?
The first public television broadcast took place on September 30, 1929. The world would never be the same again.
Linguist Alison Long helped translate a best-selling novel into the latest BBC television drama.
TV acting has evolved from the early performances of actors like William Hartnell. It's a more subtle craft and quite different from stage acting.
The problems and how we might fix them.
Shows such as Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off bring in hundreds of millions and spread British cultural influence to the world.