Far too much righteous indignation flying around this morning. Michael Grade is an arrogant tosser.
Hands off the BBC
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Shut up Scroatum, you're a bloody fool.
They might be wrong, but the protesters sound so self-righteous. Saint Bob isn't much better. But anyway, I'm out today, so see you later Ramble.
Overpaid,politically correct tossers.Churning out,in the main, dumbed down garbage,lazy derivitive programming.Ticking boxes in the case of minorities [Stephen K Amos is the latest] and having the gall to repeat them time after time,as if once wasn't enough.
Their saving grace is that every other channel is even worse.The BBC does 'better' crap than the others.
Time for subscription only.Let's see the bloated fuckers deal with that.
This has been a public service rant.
BRING BACK BALAMORY..
I like the nature programmes.
David Attenborough doesn't go in for all that jumpy camera work, extravagant hand waving and gimmicky shots. No celebrity presenters. No stupid contrived race against time for the production team.
Just good old fashioned pictures of animals killing each other and shagging. With a veneer of respectability, because he pretends its about some kind of journey that the animals go through.
If I was taking the register at the BBC, I would say, 'Attenborough, you can stay behind. The rest of you fuck off. Now!'
You are wrong Stoopy. David Attenborough keeps pitching crazy ideas like "Silverback Gorilla in da House" and "How about we try and film 3 animals, 3 vegetables and 3 minerals in 30 minutes?" It is the Editor who keeps things sane. Just like here I suppose.
About a year ago I thought BBC was Barrowman Broadcasting Corporation
Now it seems to be Bishop Broadcasting Corporation.
And another fuckin thing...if the BBC is so concerned about money,it should SELL its most popular programmes like Eastenders,Strictly,Holby,Casualty etc to ITV or SKY and give the proceeds to creatives from all areas of the arts to come up with new,innovative,quality programming.
Dump all present comedy programmes and execs,especially HIGNFY with its loud,canned laughter track and employ several writers from this very site [offhand I can think of at least 6] at £50000 a year and you will have funnier comedy shows than anything the BBC has put out for years [TV] and if any twat from the Beeb says 'oh this has to be 'workshopped' I will personally headbutt him to within an inch of his miserable talentless life.If it's a woman,I'll ask her to stick the kettle on.
I'm off for a pint...but I may be back...like a repeat..only different.
The BBC does 'better' crap than the others.
There is an element of this I agree. A lot of shite like Strictly Cum Dancing etc. And what happened to comedy and original drama for TV? Nothing's funny or dramatic any more.
There s some good stuff too, news and current affairs coverage is excellent mostly. Paxo is approaching national treasure status.
Like you say, they're the least bad of a crap bunch. But I'll still be a believer, because without the BBC and Radio F**r, we'd be in a bad way.
I'll miss Choral Evensong and Start The Week, the rest of it can fuck off.
I still like Have I Got News for You.
It's too patchy though.
Needs a good host. Maybe Jeremy Clarkson.
David Mitchell with Ian Hislop in the posh team. And maybe Frankie Boyle in the anti posh team with Paul Merton.
It’s really quite touching that some people still have this 1950s type reverence for Good Old Auntie BEEB. No matter how many times they’re shat upon.
In spite of an aging population, to attract a younger audience they stick Evans on Radio 2 so I’m forced to listen to people lying to me first thing in the morning. They don’t even do it to music.
Just before eight this morning there was a vicar rabitting on about brownie points, seemingly unaware that it means sticking your tongue up someone’s arse (as previously established on this site). Then I was subjected to being outraged by a highly paid BBC executive trying to weasel his way out of not putting the record straight about Geldorf’s charity 6 months ago, when he knew a cock up had been made. He eventually fell back on the usual mantra of the corporate man who’s not prepared to take any responsibility, “Lessons will be learned”
They’ve only been in the business about 90 years but apparently they still need to be taught to try not to make factual errors and when they do to try to put things right immediately.
I agree with every word that Grade said. (apart from the bit about the horoscope, which I didn’t understand)
Never really understood the license.
If I have a telly but never watch BBC, I still have to pay £145.
If I don't have a telly but listen non-stop to BBC Radio, I don't have to pay anything.
If I watch BBC programmes online, as long as they aren't streamed live, I also don't have to pay anything.
If I am blind, I only have to pay 50% for my license.
And nowhere on the license documentation does it say that it funds the BBC, or is in any way related to the BBC.
Someone explain this please.
Bishop Bashing Corporation?
I still quite like some aspects of a state funded telly station.
It's the waste I can't stand.
Here's some instant saving they could make:
All presenters get a sensible wage - £30,000 max. but they're allowed to exploit all the lucrative trappings that come with being a BBC star. (such as guest appearances, corporate work etc. Graham Norton charges twenty two grand for one night's work giving out awards at the computer reseller of the year dinner.)
Sack all the shakey camera specialists
Sell off all the cameras, and just have one fixed camera
Sack all the hand waving coaches
Sack Ann Robinson
Sack all the twats who read out texts and tweets from Barry from Leicester who says "The Foxes are on Fire" on the Championship on BBC1 on Saturday night
Sack the man who built the gantry from which texts and tweets are read out from Barry from Leicesto who says "The Foxes are on fire, bring on Notts Forest"
Sack all the pundits and presenters and just show the goals
Sack the people who make those stupid cutaway shots
Sack the prat who makes the mini profiles of each club that tell you nothing
Sack the CGI specialists
Sack anyone who ever makes a programme involving a race against time
And stop making trailers. Completely. For any TV or radio programmes. That would save a fortune.
Where should we in this country seek to draw the line between information and influence? The scope for ensuring that news in particular can be manipulated to reflect a prejudicial viewpoint across different media is considerable, especially since if the other shareholders were driven out, News Corp would have all but untrammelled control on Sky News."
I do like a bit of Sky news, i do...
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