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Elisabeth Murdoch declares support for BBC licence fee

Elisabeth Murdoch has come out in support of the BBC licence fee in a speech to TV executives in Edinburgh.

Giving the annual MacTaggart lecture, the daughter of News Corporation founder Rupert praised the BBC for its creative leadership.

Ms Murdoch, who is chair of the Shine Group - which makes shows including Merlin and MasterChef - is the first woman to deliver the keynote speech since Janet Street Porter in 1995.