This is interesting. If radio programmes can be sold easily to other broadcasters world-wide, then we’ll all benefit.
BBC 4 Extra broadcasts drama and comedy from fifty years ago right up to date. It’s mostly old BBC material, but a notable exception was a series of programmes starring Kenny Everett, from his days at Capital Radio in London.
I’m sure there would be a lot of support for the BBC acquiring drama from the USA, Australia and New Zealand, for instance, whether current or vintage (is that the right word?).
And the Beeb can maybe make some money by selling their own product too.
But, as I’ve said before, there are not enough hours in the day to listen to everything I want to hear already…