DEBATE: Is any telly worth the licence fee alone?

Is any TV worth the licence fee alone?

Is any TV worth the licence fee alone?

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Have you ever watched a programme on the BBC and thought ‘that was worth the licence fee alone?’

Were you so wowed with War and Peace or knocked out by The Night Manager that you would have happily paid the £145.50 just for that and nothing more?

Well, if you have you’re not alone as hundreds of people across the country regularly take to social media to proclaim just those sentiments about their favourite programmes.

And the TV Licensing authority has just produced a study to mark 70 years of the licence fee which shows which shows attract those kind of comments the most.

The top 10 programmes deemed ‘worth the licence fee’ by viewers across the UK

The Night Manager (492 mentions)

The Hunt (403 mentions)

Happy Valley (241 mentions)

BBC Proms (166 mentions)

Panorama (156 mentions)

Strictly (123 mentions)

DIY SOS (106 mentions)

Line of Duty (106 mentions)

Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners (100 mentions)

War and Peace (97 mentions)

So, is your favourite programme in there?

If not please tell us what you think is worth the licence fee alone.

Or if you think nothing is worth the licence fee and you prefer to watch commercial stations like ITV or Sky then tell us that too.

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