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The BBC is the world’s leading public service broadcaster

   We’re impartial and independent, and every day we create distinctive, world-class programmes and content which inform, educate and entertain millions of people in the UK and around the world.

   We do this across:
     * A portfolio of television services, including the UK’s most-watched channel BBC One, the pioneering online-only youth service BBC Three, and our multi award-winning channels for children, as well as national and regional television programmes and services across England. Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
     * Ten UK-wide radio networks, providing the best live music broadcasting in the UK, as well as speech radio which informs, educates and entertains. We also have two national radio services each in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and 39 local radio stations across England and the Channel Islands, providing an invaluable and unique service to listeners across the UK
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   Established by a Royal Charter, the BBC is principally funded through the licence fee paid by UK households. Our role is to fulfil our mission and promote our Public Purposes.

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   The BBC’s Board ensures that we deliver our mission and public purposes which are set out in the Charter. The Executive Committee is responsible for day-to-day management. We are regulated by Ofcom.
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What we do

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       We provide a wide range of programmes, content and services on television, radio and online for audiences across the UK
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Who we are

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BBC Board
       
       The Board ensures that the BBC delivers its mission and public purposes
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       The Executive Committee is responsible for the day-to-day management of the BBC
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Charter and Agreement
       
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Mission, values and public purposes
       
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