Archive for November 2011

Quality Saga pt 4

Following the reply from Lord Patten we subsequently received this letter from the BBC Director General, Mark Thompson: The IBS is formulating a response, and will publish it here, once sent. (go to pt 5)

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Quality Saga pt 3

The reply from Lord Patten to the letter (see Quality Saga pt 2) Thank you for your letter and for enclosing the letter written by Louise Willcox, headed BBC — Doing Less, But Making It Sound Better. I note that at the Institute you have become increasingly concerned about what you feel is a decline…

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Quality Saga pt 2

PO Box 208 Havant Hampshire PO9 9BQ 4th August 2011 The Lord Patten Chairman BBC Trust 180 Great Portland Street London W1W 5QZ Dear Lord Patten, RE: BBC – DOING LESS, BUT MAKING IT SOUND BETTER We hope the headings below will assist reference. 1. Who are we, and should you take us seriously? 2.…

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Quality Saga pt 1

The IBS has written to the BBC Trust Chairman, Lord Patten of Barnes on the subject of lack of training and falling operational standards in sound. The chain of correspondence which followed is posted here in the interests of wider dissemination. The initial contact was a covering letter from  Simon Bishop, IBS Chairman. Read on……

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