ABC managing director David Anderson appears at a Senate estimates
ABC managing director David Anderson appears at a Senate estimates. (Image: AAP/Dan Himbrechts)

There is a scene in next year’s Miriam Margolyes: Almost Australian documentary that could encapsulate the ABC’s relationship with its audience.

Margolyes, the British character actress turned Australian citizen, takes a road trip around the country and meets an older bushie in a pub. “Have you ever met a lesbian before?” she asks provocatively.