Voice of the Listener & Viewer

The Voice of the Listener & Viewer (VLV) is an independent, non-profit-making membership association, free from political, commercial and sectarian affiliations, working for quality and diversity in British broadcasting content. VLV represents the interests of listeners and viewers as citizens and consumers across the full range of broadcasting issues. VLV is concerned with the structures, regulation, funding and institutions that underpin the British broadcasting system and makes the case for public service broadcasting ensuring that the interests of viewers and listeners are kept in mind.



Wednesday 23rd November

BBC Director-General, Lord Hall, was the keynote speaker at the VLV Autumn conference in Central London.

At a critical time in the BBC's Charter Review period when the corporation faces an important time of transition, Lord Hall,  updated VLV's members on the way forward for the BBC.  

His full speech can be read here  and a report on the conference can be read here


Friday 25th November 

VLV co-hosted an evening event with BBC Radio, the Media Society and the London Press Club where broadcaster Steve Hewlett discussed his career at the BBC Radio Theatre.

Steve has had a distinguished career from researcher on Nationwide, to Editor of Panorama and, most recently, as the well-known presenter of The Media Show


BBC Charter Review

VLV will keep you informed as the debate unfolds and will respond in detail to the Government's public consultations on BBC Charter Review.

You can read VLV's response to the recent draft laid before Parliament here

Charter Click BBC CHARTER REVIEW above to read more.

Updated September 2016

Read them here

Sir David Clementi publishes his Review of BBC Governance and Regulation

1 March 2016 read it here

House of Lords Communications Committee publishes its report, 24 February 2016 read it here

Commons Select Committee publishes its Report into BBC Charter Review  11 February 2016 read it here

BBC Trust: Tomorrow's BBC - creating an open, more distinctive BBC - read here

DCMS BBC Charter Review Green Paper response - read here


The Voice of the Listener & Viewer (VLV) enables the consumer voice to be heard by broadcasters and those concerned with broadcasting policy...

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VLV'S Aims

Voice of the Listener & Viewer's aims are to:

  • Safeguard the quality, diversity and editorial integrity of broadcast programmes
  • Promote wider choice of high quality programmes...
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Next Event

21 March 2017 19:00

Lord Puttnam: Jocelyn Hay Lecture 2017

We are delighted that Lord Puttnam has agreed to deliver the 2017 Jocelyn Hay Lecture at 7pm on…

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The Voice of the Viewer & Listener are passionate believers, as I am, in the importance of high quality broadcasting for the cultural and scientific future of this nation. At a time when traditional broadcasters like the BBC are under threat it is more important than ever that organisations like the VLV give voice to those who those who would otherwise not be heard.

Michael Mosley

Michael Mosley

It (VLV) has emerged as the most important champion of television and radio consumers by consistently pressing for the retention and extension of high-quality public service broadcasting

Roy Greenslade

Roy Greenslade

The BBC's senior managers regard it (VLV) as the only organisation that speaks from the licence-payer's perspective while offering passionate support for public service broadcasting

Tim Luckhurst

Tim Luckhurst

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