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John W



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:29 pm    Post subject: BBC are dumbing down everything? Reply with quote

Having dumbed down Radio 2 and Radio 3, the BBC is now targeting anything 'cultural' on TV, starting with:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/bbc/10952692/BBCs-new-wildlife-presenter-rejects-scientific-approach-of-Sir-David-Attenborough.html

I remember also that Channel 4's Time Team was being dumbed down, so Mick Aston quit

http://www.westerndailypress.co.uk/Professor-Mick-Aston-quits-Time-Team-dumbing-row/story-15177582-detail/story.html

(sadly, Mick died last year)
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Ian Robinson
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:18 pm    Post subject: Re: BBC are dumbing down everything? Reply with quote

John W wrote:
Having dumbed down Radio 2 and Radio 3, the BBC is now targeting anything 'cultural' on TV, starting with:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/bbc/10952692/BBCs-new-wildlife-presenter-rejects-scientific-approach-of-Sir-David-Attenborough.html

Oh dear. It's no wonder most of the BBC Natural History unit quit to make films for Disney - more money and, ironically, more control of their films!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not just me who thinks that everything is turning into CBeebies, then?
(Especially the news)
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

unclebuck wrote:
It's not just me who thinks that everything is turning into CBeebies, then?
(Especially the news)


Not just you , I completey agree. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Worth noting that Talk To The Animals which aimed "to bring entertainment and humour to her role, in an attempt to convey the message to as wide an audience as possible" and was “all about being popular” launched to just 2.7m viewers, then lost a million of those for the second episode.
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essexlady



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And Chris Evans presenting The Culture Show? I despair.
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