Is television a force for good or bad in society? Watching TV is still the nation’s number one leisure activity, and most people in Britain still choose to get their news from television. However, in the digital world, the consumer is king with many other ways to be informed and entertained.
Is the old public service model for British TV now collapsing before our eyes as TV producers and broadcasters plumb the moral depths to hang onto their shrinking market share? Do reality shows and TV’s celebrity culture enhance or diminish our lives? And is there still a place for public service in the world of unlimited digital choice?