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Vindication (up to a point)

March 13th, 2007 (06:22 pm)

I wrote recently that I hoped that ITV Play never returns to our screens; and indeed we learn today that it will not return as a channel in its own right. This is a small victory for responsible broadcasting, though Michael Grade today admits that children's television and non-news regional programmes will disappear from ITV in the near future. I would like to write that he is clearly happy once more wielding an axe, but this would be giving in to an unfair Doctor Who fandom stereotype, and the position of services that can't pay for themselves is untenable if ITV is to be considered a purely commercial concern and not a core public service provider.