BBC drama: a loosening grip

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BBC drama: a loosening grip

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BBC drama: a loosening grip
A string of big, bold hits like Bodyguard, Killing Eve and Little Drummer Girl has reinvigorated the perception of the BBC’s drama schedule, with massive ratings and a coveted place in the public conversation.
However, the lack of the broadcaster’s top dramas actually produced by BBC Studios—declining to just four of the top 25 in 2018—is cause for ongoing concern.
At a time when the BBC is attempting to bulk up the iPlayer and programme IP has become the bedrock broadcasting asset, the BBC could be better placed.