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A-listers join forces to protect BBC from cuts

A host of A-list names from the world of showbiz have signed an open letter to the Prime Minister calling on him to protect the BBC from cuts to its service.

Credit: PA Wire

James Bond actor Daniel Craig, his colleague in the long-running 007 franchise Dame Judi Dench, and veteran broadcaster David Attenborough have added their name to the letter.

They call on David Cameron to ensure the Government does not "turn it into a narrowly focused market-failure broadcaster".

A diminished BBC would simply mean a diminished Britain.

Like all organisations, it has its faults but it is overwhelmingly a creative force for good.

– Celebrities letter to the Prime Minister

They added the BBC was "the envy of the world".

Downing Street confirmed it had received the celebrities' letter.

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