In an age when we're constantly steered towards giving,

It's worth bearing in mind the cost of living!

The announcement that the BBC seeks a £3 increase in the licence fee cost - sending it close to £160 per annum - was a salutary reminder of the increased cost of living. Some 58 years ago, the BBC sought an

increase in the said annual licence fee from £4 to £5 - despite opposition by MPs of all parties  - citing the  fee as "the best guarantee of the independence of a broadcasting service and its range and comprehensiveness".

I wonder what Gary Lineker would have been paid then?!

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M.C. Newberry

Tue 4th Feb 2020 19:01

Brian - there was a comment online elsewhere from a football fan
about Lineker's BBC fee to the effect that "Match of the Day" would
be watched by him and others even if it was compered by a complete
unknown e.g. the football content was the appeal, NOT its compere.
As for the "twice" you mention, I'd pay him a media hourly rate
that a top journalist on a newspaper might expect to be paid. And I
bet that's a lot less than the BBC pay him for his backside on a
Saturday night slot and the occasional match at other times.

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Brian Maryon

Tue 4th Feb 2020 15:59

Mark - re Lineker, the answer then is the same as now....twice what he is worth!

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