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Writer and journalist Bryan Appleyard argues that the British arts establishment places too much importance on the theatre, to the detriment of other art forms.
From London's Bush Theatre
Professor Lisa Jardine argues that contemporary British literature is narrow and parochial in its concerns, compared to dynamic work created beyond our shores.
She faces an assembly of literary lions at the Royal Society of Literature.
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Elaine Showalter, professor of English at Princeton, argues that British television currently lags well behind the creativity found in the US and elsewhere.
A distinguished audience of industry players takes issue with her.