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"I say your three cent titanium tax goes too far."
"And I say your three cent titanium tax doesn't go too far enough."

Antoine Bugleboy (Merdeyeux), Saturday, 18 December 2010 14:25 (nine years ago) link

like, who/what in the hell is mark thompson fucking in the photographs with which murdoch is clearly blackmailing him?

this guy ☜ (stevie), Saturday, 18 December 2010 14:28 (nine years ago) link

got no problem with dropping the pretence of impartiality in news broadcasting btw, it's just that Thompson and everybody involved in News International and their families and friends are cunts

baubles to the wall (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 18 December 2010 14:30 (nine years ago) link

isn't there already a channel like fox news in the UK, ie sky news? only know it from kay burley bullshiteness, tho, never really watched it, and heard its coverage of the protests/riots was more Fair And Balanced than the beeb's.

this guy ☜ (stevie), Saturday, 18 December 2010 14:34 (nine years ago) link

and that fat ugly dude who blew his stack at alastair campbell during the general election.

this guy ☜ (stevie), Saturday, 18 December 2010 14:35 (nine years ago) link

that was Gordon Brown iirc

baubles to the wall (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 18 December 2010 14:36 (nine years ago) link

i believe GB blew his load, not his stack

this guy ☜ (stevie), Saturday, 18 December 2010 14:38 (nine years ago) link

thompson didn't actually say "like fox news" right?

modrić in paradise (blueski), Saturday, 18 December 2010 17:58 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

this 'justice' season is bobbins really isn't it

Jefferson Mansplain (DG), Tuesday, 1 February 2011 20:47 (nine years ago) link

Trailer certainly was, hence not watching it.

Y Kant Torres Red (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 1 February 2011 20:50 (nine years ago) link

screening undergrad seminars is really scraping the barrel

Jefferson Mansplain (DG), Tuesday, 1 February 2011 20:56 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

All BBC websites are down just now, is this a sign of something truly terrifying?

o0o00h really? (boxedjoy), Tuesday, 29 March 2011 22:38 (nine years ago) link

iPlayer 2 launch

You Say Various Things (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, 29 March 2011 22:53 (nine years ago) link

its been down for ages. I asked a bbc employee
A Question for Ronan?

Algerian Goalkeeper, Tuesday, 29 March 2011 23:00 (nine years ago) link

oh no, where will i get my news about america now

You Say Various Things (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 30 March 2011 00:58 (nine years ago) link

i'm on the today programme at 0810 on this morning talking about ireland, in a non professional capacity. fyilxorz.

Will.Have.Known (Local Garda), Thursday, 7 April 2011 23:35 (nine years ago) link

oh no, where will i get my news about america now

http://www.tmz.com/

Handjobs for a sport (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 7 April 2011 23:38 (nine years ago) link

http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9451000/9451025.stm

i'm on this 2 mins in

Will.Have.Known (Local Garda), Friday, 8 April 2011 08:21 (nine years ago) link

You're an official "young person"!

Pop is superior to all other genres (DL), Friday, 8 April 2011 08:28 (nine years ago) link

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Person

Tom D (Tom D.), Friday, 8 April 2011 08:32 (nine years ago) link

I thought I recognized your voice at the time but wasn't certain until John Humphries thanked you at the end.

DISPLAY NAMING RIGHTS (Upt0eleven), Friday, 8 April 2011 08:34 (nine years ago) link

one week out of the bbc and i can be a contributor...was quite cool meeting john humphries.

Will.Have.Known (Local Garda), Friday, 8 April 2011 08:34 (nine years ago) link

my friend M4rk was on the Today programme this morning as well! clearly it is the official Young People day today.

c sharp major, Friday, 8 April 2011 09:13 (nine years ago) link

Well done Young Ronan! :-)

La descente infernale (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 8 April 2011 09:28 (nine years ago) link

"you've been called a 'man of oats'.. however you are also called 'ronan'. which is it?"

40% chill and 100% negative (Tracer Hand), Friday, 8 April 2011 09:36 (nine years ago) link

ronan!

humph humph humphries

The Geirogeirgegege (nakhchivan), Friday, 8 April 2011 09:44 (nine years ago) link

two months pass...

first they came for pebble mill...

joe, Monday, 13 June 2011 11:46 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

v badly cut pic in this story...http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/14509068

LocalGarda, Friday, 12 August 2011 14:01 (nine years ago) link

you're right, they should have cropped out his face

Dark Noises from the Eurozone (Tracer Hand), Friday, 12 August 2011 15:24 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/aboutthebbc/dqf/ataglance.shtml

Changes to the BBC's TV channels:

Protecting BBC One and Two in peak time, albeit with small reductions in entertainment programming and acquisitions;
Making BBC One the channel for all new general daytime programmes;
Changing BBC Two's daytime schedule to feature international news and current affairs programmes at lunchtime. Other parts of the daytime schedule would be repeats of mainly factual programmes, including science, history, natural history and arts, as well as live sport;
Re-focusing BBC Three and BBC Four to play supporting roles to the two bigger channels; and
Replacing the HD channel with an HD version of BBC Two to broadcast alongside the existing BBC One HD channel.

Changes to the BBC's radio stations:

Protecting Radio 4 by keeping its underlying budget stable, excluding the impact of productivity savings;
Greater sharing of news bulletins between Radio 2 and 6 Music, Radio 1 and 1Xtra, and Radio 3 and 4;
Reducing the amount of original drama, live music and specially recorded concerts at lunchtime on Radio 3, and reviewing the BBC's orchestras and singers;
Reinvestment in the Proms to maintain quality;
Focusing Radio 5 Live on core output of news and sport;
A new more focused Asian Network with a 34 per cent reduction in its content spend; and
Making savings in radio distribution costs through long term changes to Medium Wave and Long Wave.

Changes to programming and services in the nations and regions:

For TV, protecting underlying investment in news programming; producing fewer non-news programmes and rebroadcasting more of them to UK audiences; and increasing investment in network programming produced across Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales;
For nations radio, reducing investment in non-news programming and focusing on peak-time; and
For English local radio, focusing spend on peak-time programmes, but with increased sharing across regions in off-peak slots.

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 6 October 2011 10:21 (eight years ago) link

Reducing the amount of original drama, live music and specially recorded concerts at lunchtime on Radio 3, and reviewing the BBC's orchestras and singers

a small price to pay to keep Radio Britpop running

Dios mio! This kid is FUN to hit! (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 6 October 2011 10:54 (eight years ago) link

For English local radio, focusing spend on peak-time programmes, but with increased sharing across regions in off-peak slots.

So... keeping "Newsdrive" type shows with the rest beamed in from London. Brilliant.

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 6 October 2011 11:01 (eight years ago) link

Can't wait to hear BBC Radio Sussex, live from Salford.

James Mitchell, Thursday, 6 October 2011 11:04 (eight years ago) link

Re-focusing BBC Three and BBC Four to play supporting roles to the two bigger channels

What does this mean? Repeats, right?

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 6 October 2011 11:46 (eight years ago) link

or expanded versions of shows broadcast on the main 2, yeah

Dios mio! This kid is FUN to hit! (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 6 October 2011 13:44 (eight years ago) link

Spin-offs like Doctor Who Confidential, right?

Oh.

James Mitchell, Thursday, 6 October 2011 13:51 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

Delivering Quality First: an hour of BBC2 time on Sunday wasted asking whether it's going to snow in Britain this winter. The answer was: at some point in winter it is very likely to snow somewhere in Britain.

Delivering Shovels First morelike.

Even worse, I watched it

R. Stornoway (Tom D.), Tuesday, 8 November 2011 11:04 (eight years ago) link

Does it feature Positive Weather Solutions?

This topical programme taps into the nation's obsession with the weather and asks whether we are heading for another 'snowmageddon' as experienced in the previous two years.

Can forecasters give us warning this time around? How does the 'olde' weather lore compare with the supercomputers? And what are we doing across Britain to prepare ourselves as we head into winter?

'Will It Snow?' predicts what another extreme cold snap would spell for Britain's economy as it puts the science of weather forecasting to the test and asks the experts what we are in store for between now and spring.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0175m9n/Will_It_Snow/

James Mitchell, Tuesday, 8 November 2011 12:09 (eight years ago) link

heading for another 'snowmageddon' as experienced in the previous two years.

It used to snow more than that every bloody winter. #kickaballinthestreet

what are we doing across Britain to prepare ourselves as we head into winter?

Probably 'sod all' as usual.

I have booked my market stall on the frozen Thames. When I was young there were two or three Frost Fairs even in summer, when the golden corn stood tall and you walk around naked till November, plucking ripe apples from the hedgerows. The partridges flew into your mouth feathered and cooked. It were a grand ride down, mind.

mark s, Tuesday, 8 November 2011 12:16 (eight years ago) link

there are apples still on the tree i can see from the office window. nb i am fully clothed.

koogs, Tuesday, 8 November 2011 15:14 (eight years ago) link

two months pass...

This is just comically piss-poor

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16692342

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:32 (eight years ago) link

"News" item on phones going off during concert performances on BBC Breakfast was followed by a Q & A with 2 (2!) people about this. What's there to say, other than "it's annoying"?

good luck in your pyramid (Neil S), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:35 (eight years ago) link

Breakfast is hilariously beige tbf

summer sun, something's begun, but uh-oh those tumblr whites (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:37 (eight years ago) link

"coming up later, we have a performance from the newly reformed Turin Brakes live in the studio"

good luck in your pyramid (Neil S), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:40 (eight years ago) link

government conspiracy to hurry you out of the house for work

summer sun, something's begun, but uh-oh those tumblr whites (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:40 (eight years ago) link

Get the benefit scroungers out down the job centre to look for jobs that don't exist

Charles Kennedy Jumped Up, He Called 'Oh No'. (Tom D.), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:42 (eight years ago) link


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