120. The BBC's Charter and the Framework Agreement.

(2)     The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

(i)     The BBC's Royal Charter and the Framework Agreement between the BBC and the Secretary of State

120.     The BBC's Charter and the Framework Agreement.

The British Broadcasting Corporation (commonly known as the 'BBC')1 was established by Royal Charter2, and its existence as a corporation has been continued by the granting of successive Charters which have all been time-bounded3.

In addition to the Charter, an agreement has been concluded between the BBC and the Secretary of State which is a Framework Agreement made for BBC Charter purposes4, complementing the provisions of