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Last Updated: Wednesday March 02 2005 20:32 GMT

Big changes announced for the BBC

The BBC must make big changes in the way it's run and in the kind of programmes it broadcasts, according to a special government report.

The corporation was told to stop making so many reality TV and make-over shows.

The report also said there should be a new group of people to keep an eye on how the BBC is run in place of the current BBC governors.

The proposals were announced as the government revealed its plans for the corporation's future.

New programming

The government suggestion could spell the end for programmes like Fame Academy and DIY shows. But it would also lead to more new original comedy, drama and documentaries.
Fame Academy

Scrapping the BBC board of governors, which has been in place for 78 years, is a big change.

The new 'BBC Trust' would make sure the corporation produces quality for money.

Funding the BBC

The report also said the licence fee - which people have to pay to watch the BBC and is how the corporation gets its money - would continue for the next 10 years.

Some people think that the licence fee should be shared out with other broadcasters, who have to rely on advertising for money.

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