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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Online Flag 11 Jun 19 8.53am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by JohnB

I would actually struggle to name the last programme I watched on a BBC channel. Not sure if I have used the BBC for at least 6 months if not longer?

If I want some background noise then Dave or Comedy Central tend to be my go to channels.

Why do you put the TV on for background noise?

I think that if you haven't watched any BBC content for six months then you are in the minority. I also have Sky and Netflix but the drama quality on BBC is much higher and I watch The Politics Show every lunchtime and News at Ten in the evening

 

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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 11 Jun 19 9.07am Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

Why do you put the TV on for background noise?

I think that if you haven't watched any BBC content for six months then you are in the minority. I also have Sky and Netflix but the drama quality on BBC is much higher and I watch The Politics Show every lunchtime and News at Ten in the evening

Drama and documentaries p1ss all over anything on anywhere else.

If we lose the BBC or change it too much think how much more dumbing down of the nation there will be. Itíll probably also have more androgynous males going by ITVís preference to outspoken, beauty product wearing gay men co presenting nonsense on tv.

 


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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 11 Jun 19 9.21am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by johnny the eagle

I have a suggestion as to the BBC saving themselves a bit of money on wages in my region. I'm in the Anglia region, and they have two Muppets reading the local news on Look East at 6.30 in the evening. Now, on the BBC national news at 6.00 they have the one news reader who does the job just fine for half an hour. The two Muppets struggle to report any decent news for just under half an hour on Look East.

Good point overmanning is rife in the BBC. Often at the weekend 5live will have a live match commentary and the local BBC radio will also have their own team. This has nothing to do with quality why can't one station take a feed from another. They often have 2 match commentators and an "expert".

Have you ever seen a reporter doing an OB. If it's commercial it's normally the reporter and a a couple of other people e.g. sound / cameraman, the BBC brings a whole army. Have you ever noticed the difference in quality can't say I have so what are the rest of them doing.

If the Beeb really wanted to they could find the savings and I doubt the public would even notice. Here's another one many of the high profile high paid stars get their expenses paid for them. First class rail travel, taxis to the studios etc. The MOTD team are all paid very well they do not need expenses as well.

 


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View ex hibitionist's Profile ex hibitionist Flag Hastings 11 Jun 19 9.44am Send a Private Message to ex hibitionist Add ex hibitionist as a friend

I'm hearing there's a few decent dramas on the beeb lately cos I haven't watched a bbc drama for donkeys years just the odd comedy (count Arthur stronge, vic and bob) - the period dramas are awful as is the news coverage, so pro-royalist and if you want an economic insight see max keiser, question time is lamentable, Andrew neil is retiring (halleluljah) - even the pop science is awful these days, let bbc4 carry on but the rest can die as far as i'm concerned, the presenters are all propagandist careerist robots. lord Reith turns in his grave everytime his celestial energy gets intertwined with bbc's wave signal.

 

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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 11 Jun 19 9.49am Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Arenít you in Rentaghost?

 


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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Online Flag 11 Jun 19 11.40am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

Have you ever seen a reporter doing an OB. If it's commercial it's normally the reporter and a a couple of other people e.g. sound / cameraman, the BBC brings a whole army. Have you ever noticed the difference in quality can't say I have so what are the rest of them doing.

I thought that nowadays the BBC don't bother sending anyone but they get whoever they want to interview to speak into his laptop with the resultant poor quality pictures and sound

 

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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 11 Jun 19 12.10pm Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

I thought that nowadays the BBC don't bother sending anyone but they get whoever they want to interview to speak into his laptop with the resultant poor quality pictures and sound

Isn't it amazing how those self same people constantly telling us we are losing our unique British culture due to immigration also can't resist constantly demeaning our two key institutions - the BBC and the NHS.

The BBC aims to be impartial and scares politicians, that is why it is always in the firing line and why the more extreme want to emasculate it. It is a real jewel, clearly not perfect but nothing is. What is more it's one of the few ways Britain maintains its strength of voice across the world.

Or maybe it's best to get rid of it and end up dependent upon the 'free' press like in the US. The US of course would rapidly come to dominate all communications in the UK too, can't wait for Fox News to tell me what to think.

 

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View JohnB's Profile JohnB Flag 11 Jun 19 12.57pm Send a Private Message to JohnB Add JohnB as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

Why do you put the TV on for background noise?

I think that if you haven't watched any BBC content for six months then you are in the minority. I also have Sky and Netflix but the drama quality on BBC is much higher and I watch The Politics Show every lunchtime and News at Ten in the evening

In my job I tend to work from home a fair bit. I like to have the TV on in the background as I like a bit of noise on but not music and it allows me to dip in and out of what's on the TV whilst working as I work much better if I concentrate on work for 20-30 mins then focus on something else for 10.

Usually during the day I will have something like Comedy Central, Dave or More 4 on and glance up at things like four in a bed to see some psychopath getting in a fight about one hair that was found under the lino of the carpet.

I don't tend to watch political shows on TV too much and prefer to get that info on line from multiple sources, news is similar as I find I can read what I want rather than the depressing stuff on News shows and again Drama, not really my thing. Interested to know what good Drama's there are on BBC though.

In fact the only shows I think I have watched on BBC in last few months is Match of the day, Dragons Den and I watch Peaky Blinders which I think was made by the BBC(?) but I've been watching that on Netflix.

 

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Online Flag 11 Jun 19 1.20pm Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by JohnB

Interested to know what good Drama's there are on BBC though.

Series two of Killing Eve started last week. The show was highly rated and an award winner but I must admit that I haven't seen it.

Recent quality drama also includes Luther, Line of Duty and Bodyguard

 

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View JohnB's Profile JohnB Flag 11 Jun 19 1.26pm Send a Private Message to JohnB Add JohnB as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

Series two of Killing Eve started last week. The show was highly rated and an award winner but I must admit that I haven't seen it.

Recent quality drama also includes Luther, Line of Duty and Bodyguard

I have heard that all of them are good and I think Fleabag was a BBC programme but I haven't seen any of them just lots of comments on social media. Might give them one of them a go.

Haven't got anything against the BBC, just haven't seen anything for a long time I've wanted to watch on there.

 

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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 11 Jun 19 1.30pm Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

It does irritate me that people who lived through and maybe fought in the war are now being forced to fund a millennial fruitcake propaganda machine.

 

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View martin2412's Profile martin2412 Flag The Big Wide World 11 Jun 19 1.45pm Send a Private Message to martin2412 Add martin2412 as a friend

Be careful what you wish for people. If it wasn't for the BBC there would be hundreds of disabled, bisexual, ethnic minority women out of work.

 

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