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A debate on the BBC's place in broadcasting.

Should the BBC give up broadcasting game shows and soap operas? Abandon local radio? Concentrate on news and current affairs? Go for more talk and less music on Radio I?

With the proliferation of radio and TV channels, does the BBC still have a role? And who should pay for it? Should the licence fee stay in place into the next century?

As the Government draws up its plans for the renewal of the BBC Charter,

Michael Buerk chairs a live debate at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference

Centre in London among leading broadcasters, with contributions from listeners and viewers.

Among those taking part: John Birt , Director

General of the BBC; Greg Dyke , Chairman of the ITV Association;

David Hatch , Managing Director of BBC Network Radio;

Paul Jackson , Director of Programmes for Carlton Television, and Jimmy Gordon , Manager of Radio Clyde, together with Sir Robin Day ,

Barry Took , Prunella Scales , Gloria Hunniford and Sheena McDonald. A Crux Production by John Bridcut for BBC Radio 4

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Unknown: Michael Buerk

Unknown: John Birt

Unknown: Greg Dyke

Unknown: David Hatch

Unknown: Paul Jackson

Unknown: Jimmy Gordon

Unknown: Sir Robin Day

Unknown: Barry Took

Unknown: Prunella Scales

Unknown: Gloria Hunniford

Unknown: Sheena McDonald.

Production By: John Bridcut