The BBC are proud of the quality of their programmes. Over the years they’ve had loads of successes and more recently they’ve been able to exploit their most successful shows, selling them overseas and also selling them on DVDs, etc. etc.. The BBC is a huge player on the world broadcasting stage.
In the UK we get to pay for the BBC. It’s called the License Fee although extortion is more apt. The BBC gets billions and makes billions more and has turned into a vast, out of control, political, arrogant bully of an organisation. At least in year’s gone bye there were some great programmes and there is still the odd one that comes along.
So where are these incredible quality programmes? Apart from Top Gear? Few and far between and I can’t even think of anymore at all.
There is so much environmental, cuddly animals and such like on the BBC. It’s just dull although I’m sure there are people out there who like that sort of thing. Countryfile has become one long rant about “saving the environment” with the only saving grace being Adam Henson the farmer.
So what are the best quality programmes on the BBC –
Not too bad.
Dr Who – If you like Sci-fi it’s okay but patchy and at time just plain confusing.
Top Gear – large audiences and sold worldwide. It’s not on often enough.
Later with Jools – The only music TV show left. The last series was pretty dire.
Strictly Come Dancing – lots of people like it but it’s hardly a great programme.
The Great British Bake Off – lots of baking, tears and genuinely nice Mary.
Sherlock – Doctor Who without the Daleks etc.
Tedious public service broadcasting –
The One Show
Biased news coverage
All BBC News programmes
All political shows
So why no more good shows like –
The Young Ones
The BBC is bloated, spends money like an organisation, which gets money given to it by the skip load.
The BBC is biased politically. Consider the support it gives to Labour, the negativity it displays for the Tories, the elevation of the Greens, ignoring UKIP, being biased particularly against the SNP and the whole Scottish Independence thing.
The BBC is far too big. It is far too London centric although it has regional branches but they are satellites far too far away and starved of everything needed to create their own output.
The SNPs plans for broadcasting in Scotland following a YES vote don’t make any sense. They model is like the current BBC but with a Scottish Broadcasting Service partnering it with licenses need by everyone with a TV.
The license fee should be abolished in Scotland and people can then decide on what shows they want to watch and pay for the privilege. Simple.
The BBC has to go. It won’t though. It’s far too an important part of the London establishment.