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Friday, 26 February 2010

"I would willingly sell my house and all its contents to help the BBC"


Well, of course I wouldn't. But what I would do, if I had the option, is pay twice as much as I do now if it meant that the bloody adverts could be removed from ITV, and, that ITV then had enough money to make some better programmes. Rather than cancelling all the expensive ones, being over reliant on the X-Factor, and leaving most of the rest with their restrictive budgets clearly on show.

The only positive thing, albeit in a twisted way, about the commercial side's current difficulties is that it highlights just where we'll go if the BBC is ever bullied off the air. But throwing buckets of water over your neighbours whilst your own house is on fire is not the way to go.

As for the radio argument - 'nuff said already, elsewhere I think.

Bring back Primeval, that's what I say.

7 comments:

Mondo said...

Have you heard they've pulled the plug on 6 music?

office pest said...

What they've actually gorn and done it? That's BBC4 buggered then.

Louis Barfe said...

The more I think about the threat to 6Music, the more I think it's a tactical cheap sacrifice to protect other projects. £6m a year is a tiny fraction of the BBC's budget, so the savings will barely register. Is Thompson taking a calculated risk floating this story to create a backlash? He sells the Times a pup, then says "No threat to 6Music or Asian Network", looks like both networks' saviour, and does wonders for his profile in the process? Or is he just a weakling shitting himself? Time will tell.

Louis Barfe said...

Report in the Times, OP, claiming that the BBC's review of activities will announce closure of 6Music and Asian Network. Suspicious for now, given that it's the Times.

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Piley said...

will be seriously gutted if 6music goes... everyone knows it's a great station, I just don't get it.

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