VLV Children’s Event
1 November from 6-8pm at the National Liberal Club, One Whitehall Place, London SW1
Media-consumer body, The Voice of the Listener and Viewer, are staging an evening discussion with Joe Godwin, Director of BBC Children’s, entitled “Children at the Heart of the BBC’s Mission”.
The discussion will be chaired by Professor Jeanette Steemers, University of Westminster, with panel contributions from Professor Máire Messenger Davies, University of Ulster and Anna Home, Chair of Save Kids’ TV and the CMC.
Registration for the event opens at 5.45 pm.
Ticket prices including VAT:
Students – £7.50
Academics/Freelancers – £20
VLV members – £12
Corporate – £25
Event description: “More than twenty channels target young British eyes. Yet only one broadcaster – the BBC – is now producing original children’s programming in any volume. Joe Godwin is now the main person with a positive brief to serve young British viewers. What plans does he have? How will he square it with demands for cost-cutting at the BBC? How will he cope with the disruption of his department’s imminent move to Salford? The BBC has indicated that it will leave the provision of programmes for teenagers to Channel 4 – but should it?”