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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 21 Sep 18 7.36am Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

I know, let's have a quiz show !

we'll get a z-list celebrity to host (cheap) and we'll get the public as contestants and audience.

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 21 Sep 18 7.42am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Mapletree

WTAF!

You watch that? And you critique it?

FYI, it isn't really pitched at your demographic.

Also, I am sorry to tell you that over the hill and far away doesn't actually exist and the clangers have all died from lack of oxygen.[/quote]

Nooooo I love tiny clanger and the soup dragon.

Actually I don't have a problem with the BBC creating multicultural programs. The key word there is creating. The issue I have is when the BBC culturally appropriates (see what I did there) well known factual or historical events. There are no minority people in Robin Hood or King Arthur or Jane Austin so please either don't make it or just leave it as written.

As for Balamory or Eastenders feel free to do what you like.

 


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Pussay Patrol Flag 21 Sep 18 9.04am

Originally posted by chateauferret

Why does Balamory have to resemble an "actual Scottish island community" FFS? It's a children's programme. You might as well slate Play School because nobody's house has three windows in a row all of different shapes, or Bagpuss because the shop couldn't possibly be commercially viable, or Postman Pat for violations of the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2007, etc. etc. And don't get me started on The Clangers.

Balamory is a real place but called Tobermory in real life

 


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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 21 Sep 18 10.25am Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

Originally posted by Pussay Patrol

Balamory is a real place but called Tobermory in real life

does the demographic look like West Croydon ?

if so, fine. But if not, why do the BBC think it necessary to deviate so far from the truth ?

 


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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 21 Sep 18 11.23am Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

Originally posted by chateauferret

Why does Balamory have to resemble an "actual Scottish island community" FFS? It's a children's programme. You might as well slate Play School because nobody's house has three windows in a row all of different shapes, or Bagpuss because the shop couldn't possibly be commercially viable, or Postman Pat for violations of the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2007, etc. etc. And don't get me started on The Clangers.

Ha ha. The left really has become the home of the deliberately obtuse.
If you can't tackle the point he is obviously making then why bother to reply?
Radical leftism is rife in the media. It pervades everything. Being representative is OK but presenting distortions as realistic to children is not.
If you think it doesn't matter, look at how the last two generations have been indoctrinated and the lunatic Left wing political movements it has created.

 

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Pussay Patrol Flag 21 Sep 18 12.26pm

Originally posted by PalazioVecchio

does the demographic look like West Croydon ?

if so, fine. But if not, why do the BBC think it necessary to deviate so far from the truth ?

Er, cos it's a Kids program and makebelieve?

Like Teletubbies and Rasta Mouse

 


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View Penge Eagle's Profile Penge Eagle Flag Beckenham 24 Sep 18 8.51pm Send a Private Message to Penge Eagle Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Penge Eagle as a friend

UKIP interim manifesto... "UKIP will legislate to change the BBC TV licence from a tax to a voluntary subscription. The licence fee currently costs the holders £3.7 billion per annum. The licence fee is an outdated, regressive tax, which unjustly criminalises those who don’t wish to watch the BBC, particularly the poor. The BBC World Service could be retained under Government control."

 

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Yellow Card - User has been warned of conduct on the messageboards View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag Wisbech, England 24 Sep 18 9.06pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by Penge Eagle

UKIP interim manifesto... "UKIP will legislate to change the BBC TV licence from a tax to a voluntary subscription. The licence fee currently costs the holders £3.7 billion per annum. The licence fee is an outdated, regressive tax, which unjustly criminalises those who don’t wish to watch the BBC, particularly the poor. The BBC World Service could be retained under Government control."


Let the people who believe in this institution fund it.

 

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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 24 Sep 18 10.17pm Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays


Let the people who believe in this institution fund it.

So you never ever watch it or use its web site?

 

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chateauferret Flag 24 Sep 18 11.11pm

Originally posted by Badger11

You missed out "middle class" a source of endless amusement for comics and sitcoms ala Terry and June and Mrs Bucket.

Yup let's all have a larf at that lot with there pretensions and social climbing, of course they are the bedrock of the country and pay the most in taxes. And the people who make those programs and are finger pointing? Yup most of them had a privileged upbringing which they like to downplay "Just call me Jim".

That's been going on for centuries. Look at An Inspector Calls, then at Revizor ("The Government Inspector" ) by Gogol', the scathing wit that was Voltaire, Mozart's opera Cosi fan tutte (or for that matter Le nozze di Figaro), a few examples off the top of my head, but the origin of satire aimed at the (then-emergent) middle class is I think The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer.

Edited by chateauferret (24 Sep 2018 11.12pm)

 


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Yellow Card - User has been warned of conduct on the messageboards View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag Wisbech, England 25 Sep 18 2.49am Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by Mapletree

So you never ever watch it or use its web site?


What kind of logic is that?

A service which charges most people the same price and makes it difficult to leave is not an honest nor deserving actor.

I hardly use the BBC at all and I have contempt for its political and social content.


Edited by Stirlingsays (25 Sep 2018 2.49am)

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 25 Sep 18 9.01am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Penge Eagle

UKIP interim manifesto... "UKIP will legislate to change the BBC TV licence from a tax to a voluntary subscription. The licence fee currently costs the holders £3.7 billion per annum. The licence fee is an outdated, regressive tax, which unjustly criminalises those who don’t wish to watch the BBC, particularly the poor. The BBC World Service could be retained under Government control."

It would be nice if UKIP had the same impact on the licence fee as they did on Brexit. I struggle to understand the justification for compulsion.

If you want news there are many alternatives from Fox to Al Jazeera pick your personal flavour. Other broadcasters offer dedicated sports channels, nature and documentary channels etc. I cannot think of anything that the BBC provides that is unique.

Now if the BBC focused on education, arts and minority interests not covered by the mainstream then there would be a case for keeping it but at a reduced rate. I see no justification for bilking the public to show reality TV and commercial radio. There is also the argument that if we are going to use taxpayers money why should the BBC have a monopoly? Why can't the other broadcasters receive a portion of the funds in return for providing public service TV on their channels?

Finally if the BBC is so wonderful why not make it a subscription service like the hated Sky? Or are they worried they might not be as popular as they say.

Edited by Badger11 (25 Sep 2018 9.04am)

 


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