Mary Riddell points out that the BBC really isn\’t living up to its public broadcasting role. This is a rejection letter sent tosomeone making a film about Vaughan Williams:
Dear Mr Palmer, Thank you for your enquiry about the composer Mr V Williams. Having looked at our own activity via the lens of find, play & share, we came to the conclusion that a film about Mr Williams would not be appropriate at this time. This is essentially because we are… reconstructing the architecture of bbc.co.uk, and to do that, we need to maximise the routes to content.\’We must establish the tools that allow shared behaviours, and so harness the power of the audience and our network to make our content more findable. We have decided to take a radically new approach… and therefore free resources for projects of real ambition… So, given that this is the new vision for Vision, you will understand why a film about Mr V Williams such as you have proposed does not fit our remit. But good luck with the project, and do let me know if Mr V Williams has an important premiere in the future as this findability might allow us to reconsider.
OK, fine, the BBC is not fit for purpose. Let\’s sell it then, shall we?