Media: Chatter

"We need structures that will maintain the diversity that has made British public service broadcasting famous throughout the world." - The Tory Party's Jeremy Hunt calls for the BBC's licence fee to be shared with other broadcasters

"I felt that was essentially a 13-week promotion for a musical. I have spoken to your chairman (the BBC Trust chairman, Sir Michael Lyons), but he has yet to get back to me." - Kevin Spacey attacks the BBC for its latest Andrew Lloyd Webber talent show, I'd Do Anything

"The FT is the most authoritative paper in Britain, the most reliable, the paper you can turn to and know that what's in there is not speculative. It's fact. It's reliable, accurate." - The Financial Times editor, Lionel Barber, on its recent circulation success.

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