It is difficult for many of us to know what to do to help the BBC in this time of crisis. If members want to do more than sign petitions and write to their MP, there is an organisation who work to promote high quality broadcasting which maintains the democratic and cultural traditions of the UK.

The Voice of the Listener and Viewer was founded in 1983 in response to proposals to turn Radio 4 into an all-news and current affairs channel. After this success their founder, Jocelyn Hay, continued to campaign as issues arose which needed an organisation able to speak on behalf of audiences. It is an independent, non-profit making membership-based charity, free from political and sectarian affiliations. The VLV provides a forum for the discussion of broadcasting issues. It makes submissions to government, Parliament, regulators and broadcasters focused on citizen interests and drawing on the contribution of its members. If you would like to know more or are interested in joining then you can access their website @

Published On: February 8th, 2020 / 0.9 min read / Views: 156 /


The BBC Pensioners’ Association now sees itself as a critical friend of the BBC and tries to support the BBC in these changing times.

The BBCPA sets out to protect the interests of its members; BBC pensioners. We have a strong, working relationship with the BBC and the BBC Pension Trust Ltd.