Read this: Has the BBC become too afraid to take risks? - Media - The Guardian
Summary: Patten volunteered his opinion that there were concerns that the BBC's editorial policy controls were inhibiting programme makers from taking risks. However, while independent producers privately express their belief that the BBC editorial policy department represents an unnecessary layer of bureaucracy interfering with the relationship between editor and programme maker, very few have been prepared to talk openly, as evidenced by the IBT report. The Lords communications committee's inquiry into the role of the BBC Trust and the governance of the corporation has identified the compliance regime as a concern. - guardian.co.ukwww.guardian.co.ukHas the BBC become too afraid to take ri…
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