Robin Aitken

Is the news making us unwell?

3 March 2021 7:00 pm

Since the start of the pandemic I’ve been observing friends and family and their reactions to the virus. Broadly speaking…

The BBC licence fee hike adds insult to injury

10 February 2021 5:30 pm

In these chill winter days it’s good to know that at least one old lady is warmly wrapped up. The…

The truth about the new BBC chairman? He won't make much difference

20 January 2021 12:59 am

The ‘pre-appointment hearings’ system overseen by parliament’s select committees doesn’t exactly set the heart racing; a pale imitation of the…

Richard Sharp will not lead a BBC revolution

8 January 2021 6:00 pm

If you wanted to start a revolution would you choose an Oxford educated multi-millionaire banker to lead it? Not the…

Ten ways to save the BBC

5 September 2020 5:00 pm

It is encouraging to hear that the new Director-General of the BBC, Tim Davie, is demanding changes in the BBC’s…

The BBC's real problem is nothing to do with the licence fee

30 August 2020 5:22 pm

Lord Hall, the outgoing director general of the BBC, used his valedictory interview on Radio 4’s Media Show this week to ruminate…

The BBC only has itself to blame for the licence fee mess

10 August 2020 10:58 pm

For an organisation that likes to be popular these are troubling times for the BBC. This month the Corporation started…

Wearing a mask is good manners

4 August 2020 7:44 pm

Early on in lockdown, I was picking up my daily paper and was confronted by someone who had contrived his…