The War Against the BBC

Patrick Barwise, Emeritus Professor of Management and Marketing at London Business School and cultural commentator Peter York have a new book out about the BBC.

They argue that  our most important cultural institution is in peril as never before, facing ‘relentless attacks by powerful commercial and political enemies, including deep funding cuts – much deeper than most people realise – with imminent further cuts threatened’.

The Chiswick Calendar’s editor Bridget Osborne discusses The War Against the BBC with the two authors in a livestreamed event for the Chiswick Book Festival in association with The Chiswick Calendar Media Club at 7.30pm on Thursday 26 November 2020.

Tickets are free. Donations to the Book Festival’s charities welcome. Register for tickets here.

The Chiswick Book Festival brings together top authors and their readers for a week of history, poetry, biography, creative writing, fiction, thrillers, gardens, food, wine, politics and children’s books. The main event takes place each year at the beginning of September, raising money for St Michael & All Angels Church and the church charities.

Currently the charities are InterAct Stroke Support, Doorstep Library and The Felix Project, which delivers surplus food from retail outlets to charities and schools so they can provide healthy meals and help the most vulnerable in our society. Donate to the Chiswick Book Festival’s charities here.

The evening will be introduced by Chiswick Book Festival Director Torin Douglas.

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