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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 (nine 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 (nine years ago) link

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

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

Spin-offs like Doctor Who Confidential, right?

Oh.

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

I know this is Media Theory 101, but the way it sort of flattens things out infuriates me, mounting tension with Iran being made to seem equivalent with some stupid nonsense they all grin and simper over. STOP GRINNING!!!

good luck in your pyramid (Neil S), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:43 (nine years ago) link

pretty sure the benefit scroungers are watching Jeremy Kyle on the other side

summer sun, something's begun, but uh-oh those tumblr whites (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:44 (nine years ago) link

This is just comically piss-poor

ffs what a bunch of pretentious wankers

insert 2012 appropriate display name here (snoball), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:44 (nine years ago) link

it was tl;dw - can u give us a precis?

summer sun, something's begun, but uh-oh those tumblr whites (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:46 (nine years ago) link

It was like the Raygun interview, except with graphic designers.

insert 2012 appropriate display name here (snoball), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:51 (nine years ago) link

Call it a return to the 19th century guild model of the arts and craft movement - or a kind of Andy Warhol's Factory. Many artists and musicians of the Chicago scene swing by all day and night.

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 14:07 (nine years ago) link

Call it a return to the 19th century guild model of the arts and craft movement - or a kind of Andy Warhol's Factory. Many artists and musicians of the Chicago scene swing by all day and night.

Call it a return to the 19th century guild model of the arts and craft movement - or a kind of Andy Warhol's Factory. Many artists and musicians of the Chicago scene swing by all day and night.

Call it a return to the 19th century guild model of the arts and craft movement - or a kind of Andy Warhol's Factory. Many artists and musicians of the Chicago scene swing by all day and night.

Call it a return to the 19th century guild model of the arts and craft movement - or a kind of Andy Warhol's Factory. Many artists and musicians of the Chicago scene swing by all day and night.

Call it a return to the 19th century guild model of the arts and craft movement - or a kind of Andy Warhol's Factory. Many artists and musicians of the Chicago scene swing by all day and night.

Call it a return to the 19th century guild model of the arts and craft movement - or a kind of Andy Warhol's Factory. Many artists and musicians of the Chicago scene swing by all day and night.

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 14:08 (nine years ago) link

Next, a charming young French woman inherits a large estate and decides to leave Paris to try and make it as a farmer, but get this: she's always wearing cool clothes!

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 14:09 (nine years ago) link

Actually Next:


Online teen editor's secrets to success Watch

Tavi Gevinson talks to the BBC about being a blogger, an editor-in-chief at RookieMag.com and a young girl.

Mark G, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 14:12 (nine years ago) link

five months pass...
seven months pass...

dear BBC, why the fuck do i need to hear half hour updates on the pistorius case every morning?

Mordy, Wednesday, 20 February 2013 14:42 (eight years ago) link

like i know it's easier to put a correspondent in pretoria than in damascus but does anyone outside south africa really give a shit???

Mordy, Wednesday, 20 February 2013 14:45 (eight years ago) link

this is Spellbinding Court Drama, mordy.

ledge, Wednesday, 20 February 2013 14:53 (eight years ago) link

i did learn that south africa doesn't have a jury system

Mordy, Wednesday, 20 February 2013 15:06 (eight years ago) link

An olympic icon shot his model girlfriend in the 24 hr news era you should expect to be hearing about this

lance armstrong will have been delighted (darraghmac), Wednesday, 20 February 2013 15:11 (eight years ago) link

Pistorius is much better known in Britain than, say, OJ Simpson was.

I turned away to leave these few in thought and contemplation (Bananaman Begins), Wednesday, 20 February 2013 17:02 (eight years ago) link

haha yes thats true , and that trial was all over the 24 hour media too.

Vote in the ILM 70s poll please! (Algerian Goalkeeper), Wednesday, 20 February 2013 17:04 (eight years ago) link

"now we will interrupt this very interesting report about Japanese desperate attempts to rejuvenate their economy through massive infrastructure spending to take you back to the bail hearing we already wasted most of your morning drive covering"

fuck oscar pistorius, fuck his bail hearing and fuck bbc for being totally worthless

Mordy, Friday, 22 February 2013 14:35 (eight years ago) link

It's a Good Story. That's all the BBC is interested in, as well as most of the rest of humanity. Japanese economy? Complex issue, no easy solution, therefore = boring/Not A Good Story.

i understand that the news will never be as "pure" or whatever that i want it to be but i want to hear some actual news during my 30 minutes in the car, not 25 minutes of speculating over whether he'll get bail (surprise! he did!) and 5 minutes of traffic.

Mordy, Friday, 22 February 2013 14:38 (eight years ago) link

There are a lot of implications in the Pistorius case - about the continued corruption of SA's police forces, about the facade of The Olympic Spirit, about violence against women, and about gun control, among other things - so it's not just True EastEnders. Nonetheless that doesn't bother the media - all they want is something that will hook readers. listeners and viewers.

As for BBC News; chronic over-investment, not enough actual "news" to fill dead air time, hence all the bulletins with survey findings, etc.

it's the hot morning commute news slot! you cannot convince me that there are literally no other stories in the world worth covering this week.

Mordy, Friday, 22 February 2013 14:42 (eight years ago) link

It's just that the management are convinced. Why, listeners might get bored and go watch Sky News!

tbh i'm surprised there's not a 'man walks from shop to car' incident in america that the bbc could be obsessed with

: ; : (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 22 February 2013 20:15 (eight years ago) link

or maybe that's just the web site

: ; : (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 22 February 2013 20:16 (eight years ago) link

four months pass...

it's over

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01cgwgb

the bbc is over. it can fuck off now. it can get to fuck.

reet pish (imago), Monday, 8 July 2013 23:33 (seven years ago) link

it's over, everyone

reet pish (imago), Monday, 8 July 2013 23:33 (seven years ago) link

the bbc has always tended towards the ideologically supine, vaguely bien pensant most of the time but complaisant whenever anything serious is happening, like the cardiff school of journalism study which showed it gave less coverage to sceptical nongivernmental voices than any other broadcaster during the iraq war

it's nosedived into unexamined banality and idiocy-pandering from top to fucking bottom

for me it's a source of national shame

reet pish (imago), Tuesday, 9 July 2013 00:06 (seven years ago) link

List of sources of national shame (UK edition)


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