The Future of Public Service Broadcasting

The Future of Public Service Broadcasting


5:00 pm - 6:15 pm


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The panel discussing this topic will comprise of:

Alastair Bonnington

Tom Bower

Greg Callus

Chaired by Catherine Callaghan QC.

Alastair Bonnington was BBC Scotland’s in-house counsel for 16 years ending in 2008. He dealt with pre-publication advice and represented the BBC in the Scottish Courts.

Greg Callus is a barrister at 5RB, and is instructed primarily in claims involving defamation, breach of confidence, privacy, data protection and freedom of information, as well as arguing open justice issues in the criminal and family courts. He also the editor of the White Book commentary on contempt of court, and since 2014 has also been the Editorial Complaints Commissioner at the Financial Times.

Tom Bower is a journalist and writer (25 books) who worked for 26 years as a producer and reporter for BBC TV (1970-1996), including 10 years at Panorama. He then spent 9 years making documentaries and has also made around 200 films. He is known as a ‘trouble-maker’ after the Diana/Bashir saga.

This seminar will take place via Zoom and is open to ALBA members only. There will be a Q&A session at the end of the talk. Please sign up for this event below.

Please note that registration will close at 6pm on Sunday 7 November 2021. The Zoom links will be sent out after this time. If you have not received your link by the morning of Monday 8 November, please contact: to request a link.


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