A Lark Ascending Posted August 19, 2011 Author Report Share Posted August 19, 2011 (edited) Allegedly the plan is to cut back on drama, leaving BBC 4 to concentrate on 'arts and archives', but I think we know where this is heading. It does say the plan is to cut back on drama to focus on 'arts'. So it might not be as bad as it first sounds - we might even see more music (a permanent webcam in the Royal Albert Hall!). Though, the slippery slope situation is more likely! Hope they maintain their recent habit of importing continental detective series - I'm addicted top the Saturday night slot. DEnmark, Sweden, France and, this weekend, Italy. With the second series of 'The Killing' just a few weeks away. In some ways I'd prefer to see them importing high quality drama from Europe (or elsewhere). Keep the original BBC commissioned drama to BBC1 and BBC2 at the expense of the strictly-come-be-a-millionaire-with-the-soap-stars-while-watching-police-cars-chase-chavs type programmes (my Guardian reading, woolly-minded, luke-warm lefty credentials fully on display there). [Two other things that have me incandescent with rage, while we're here: 1. Who thought it was a good idea for newsreaders to stand up in pairs while reading the news? I find myself turning into my father and screaming at the TV 'Sit Down, for god's sake'. 2. Why, on documentaries, have they started repeating things. They do this a lot on those 'Secrets of the Pyramids' type programmes just after the breaks in case you've been so mesmerised by the adds that you need a recap. But I noticed on a 'Who do you think you are?' the other night they did a recap at the end of every 3-4 minute segment - 'And so Jo has learnt that her grandma was the illegitimate daughter of a travelling trombone player...' Yes, I know. I saw her finding this out two minutes ago! Worries me a bit, that last one. I do something similar in a lesson!] Edited August 19, 2011 by A Lark Ascending Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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