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the BBC isn't it time we just got shot of it?

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southeastastra Thu 22-Nov-12 22:51:42

it's very middle class blue peter biased in my view

not to mention the cover ups of late

i know that the majority wouldn't agree but a subscription service for radio 4 etc would ensure that's continuity

hiddenhome Thu 22-Nov-12 23:23:31

Ha, ha, they got rid of Angus Deaton on HIGNFY for snorting a bit of coke and there was JS and his cronies raping and abusing vulnerable people like that and nobody batted an eyelid hmm

Fuckers angry

and that bloody dancing programme they have on with that dreadful fossil presenting it.......<shudder>.....'orrible.

NekoChan Thu 22-Nov-12 23:24:01

YABVU! It is worth paying the licence fee just for the joy that is 6 music; no commercial radio station would ever play the eclectic, often underground music that they play.
Subscription or advertising would destroy the BBC as we know it and it would eventually end up as shit as ITV (shivers). I love the BBC and you can't destroy such an amazing organisation just because of two mistakes. The op clearly doesn't watch or listen to much of the Beeb's output or wouldn't be so quick to get rid.

Heroine Thu 22-Nov-12 23:24:38

I wonder if there is a way to stop Sky/Fox employees from posting on MN?

Confuseddd Thu 22-Nov-12 23:26:05

They're a pair of dyspeptic old dinosaurs whereyouleftit. Evan Davis is so much more lovely. Humphries has NO discernible sense of humour.

TheFarSide Thu 22-Nov-12 23:28:41

I'm a bit pissed off with the BBC today after hearing that they've just appointed a new DG without an interview - no other publicly funded organisation would be able to get away with this.

Heroine Thu 22-Nov-12 23:29:45

Oh don't be naive, most public sector organisations operate like this...

MrsGrieves Thu 22-Nov-12 23:31:03

I do resent the licence fee tbh, I wouldn't care if it had adverts, I would slightly miss it if it disappeared completely watching QT. I don't think the quality of the programming is very good lately, the documentaries (barring some on bbc4) are very dumbed down, just why do they have to have fucking Brian Cox strolling down a beach in Antigua gurning and emoting, he could that in Tooting.

The last thing I was compelled to watch on the BBC was Torchwood:Children of Earth, hmm thinking about it maybe they should just cut the amount of channels they have, really concentrate on decent drama/documentaries etc.

Any corporation which shows "Sinners and Saints" cannot be accused of being impartial fgs, I didn't watch it, I don't think my blood pressure could stand it.

Collaborate Thu 22-Nov-12 23:31:06

So, the head of the BBC should resign because JS was a monster. Despite the fact that the police couldn't stop him.

The Murdoch press (and Sky etc) were very vocal over this. Short memories. Old Rupert didn't offer to resign over illegal phone hacking and corrupt payments to the police, but hell, what are they when compared to having an employee commit crimes.

Flatbread Thu 22-Nov-12 23:31:31

Neko, can't you get similar music on Spotify? Would be cheaper than Beeb, I think.

hiddenhome Thu 22-Nov-12 23:32:08

Cash In The Attic hmm Tragic
Young Apprentice hmm Dull and repetitive
Eastenders sad Yucky....people arguing non stop Jeremy Kyle style....thoroughly depressing
The One Show........just....totally....S-A-D
Strictly (why do they call it that?) Come Dancing On Ice whatever.......<yawn>
Panorama - default programme - let's knock care homes/elderly care...nasty, evil carers the lot of 'em......Grrrr......lazy programming hmm
Pointless........yeah, like totally, so why do it?

WhereYouLeftIt Thu 22-Nov-12 23:32:16

Confuseddd, that's why I love them so much! But I must agree about Evan Davis, he is fab. Incisive, and such a lovely voice.

musicposy Thu 22-Nov-12 23:33:28

I would agree that I would happily pay for Radio 4. But that would be my choice, not something foisted upon me to line the pockets of their overpaid management.

Nancy66 Thu 22-Nov-12 23:33:51

The charter compels the BBC to provide public value in a wide range of varied, educational, diverse programming. I think it does this

stargirl1701 Thu 22-Nov-12 23:34:52

How quickly you forget the fabulous coverage of The Olympics. YABVU.

hiddenhome Thu 22-Nov-12 23:35:02

When I was growing up, BBC2 used to be the place for intelligent programmes and documentaries, but there's just nothing now sad

MrsGrieves Thu 22-Nov-12 23:35:26

They should bring back heart of the matter too, I liked that, they always gloss over important topics on QT and spend more time than is healthy discussing wind farms who the fuck cares.

Nancy66 Thu 22-Nov-12 23:36:33

There have been two amazing documentaries this week alone.

Four Born Every second

and Storyville the other night about the Jonestown massacre

TheFarSide Thu 22-Nov-12 23:37:23

And they've just given away £450k of our money to pay off the old DG.

hiddenhome Thu 22-Nov-12 23:37:27

Do they still do those daft live wildlife programmes with Bill Oddie whittering on about cute birdies in their nests and red squirrels?

plutocrap Thu 22-Nov-12 23:37:45

I love the BBC, for music, drama, news and documentaries. I think the license fee is excellent value.

As for covering up Jimmy Savile, at least they had a reason to do it: frantically and, yes, pusillanimously covering arses! What's the excuse of other so-called journalistic organisations?

WhereYouLeftIt Thu 22-Nov-12 23:38:48

"Strictly (why do they call it that?) "
A jokey combination of the name of a previous programme,Come Dancing and the name of the film Strictly Ballroom.

louisianablue2000 Thu 22-Nov-12 23:39:10

YABU. I watch more BBC4 than anything else. What other station in the world would have a programme about Statistics followed by a Food History programme. And the stuff the kids watch on cbeebies, we get home from school and they see programmes on health, wildlife and then social history (plus Grandpa in my Pocket but we'll ignore that!). The BBC is great.

TheFarSide Thu 22-Nov-12 23:40:25

The BBC could be even greater still if it got rid of all the overpaid dead wood managers.

joanbyers Thu 22-Nov-12 23:42:25

I wish we would. It's so up its own arse.

They go on about how the World Service is so popular in Timbuktu or something, but the World Service probably costs us about 5p a year, and the rest goes to pay Chris Moyles and his ilk.

ToffeeCaramel Thu 22-Nov-12 23:47:22

No way! The other channels are dross compared to the BBC ones. Radio 4 is brill.

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