Robin MacPherson: Reflections on the Edinburgh TV Festival

ANOTHER MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival is over. The Armani suits, killer heels and expense accounts have left the George Hotel. The McEwan Hall quietly reverberates to the last whispers of BBC boss Mark Thompson’s deft McTaggart speech, defending the licence fee and the Beeb’s role as the cornerstone of quality TV against calls for the further liberation of broadcasting from the fetters of regulation. 

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