We began in 1974 as a breakaway body from the Critics’ Circle with a membership of 27, and now comfortably number over 100. Between them our members cover all the major national newspapers and leading trade journals; they include media correspondents, reviewers, previewers and feature writers. We divide about 50-50 between staff journalists and freelances.
The Guild exists to further professional relations between its members and the people we are writing about, namely, those engaged in broadcasting. Our most regular activity is the holding of lunches to which we invite leading industry figures to talk to us and be questioned.
Over the years we have entertained every director-general and every chairman except one of the BBC, every government minister responsible for broadcasting, and a wide range of top executives from all TV and radio channels.