The BBC were today denying that contingency plans were being made to continue some sort of broadcasting operation should it ‘implode’ after the Olympics. Journalists and others within the organization have claimed that the BBC had ‘forgotten’ to make or schedule any programmes beyond the end of the Olympic coverage.
‘As most of the BBC has been involved with the constant televising of the games and interminable chat about the events afterwards, few BBC employees can now remember how to do anything else’ said an insider. ‘We thought that if Gary (Lineker) was bathed in self tanning lotion every night at the Walker’s Snacks Recuperation Centre for ex-footballing sports commentating celebrities that he might be able to carry on beyond the games and present a rolling 24 hour chat show, but he’s just too exhausted. In a glaring human resources error, everyone else in the corporation has been given two weeks leave as well which hasn’t helped the situation.’
It is thought that Boris Johnson is heading up a bid for a replacement broadcasting organization and as an interim measure a test card featuring his image sitting in front of a blackboard holding a balloon had been designed for broadcast from tomorrow morning.