The long, forensic interview really matters.
I deplore the loss of arts on BBC One and Two.
You have to be damn certain you're putting something better in its place.
I ought to rejoice in the fact that our principal rival has died, but I don't.
The BBC produces wonderful programmes; it also produces a load of old rubbish.
Programme names have been changed, and we have Andrew Neil saying he won't be using long words.
The BBC has the obligation to think big. And at the moment, that clarion call sounds an uncertain note to me.
I honestly believe that TV generally is obsessed with the ratings battle to the point of cutting its own throat.
I'm not certain that the BBC can claim to be making a wide enough range of distinctive programmes to make the case convincingly.
The moment seemed right to me for a full and, if possible, authoritative portrait of the life and character of the Prince of Wales.