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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:42 pm    Post subject: BBC Newsnight Reply with quote

Bruce Forsyth speaks on Newsnight how stars have being overpaid for years. It's to put Bums on seats.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/newsnight/8251476.stm

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As the hype about paying for talent keeps going on.

Should the BBC cut back?

Should BBC radio stations and TV channels be trimmed back?

Should strictly come dancing up against the X Factor agressive scheduling by the BBC?l

Should the director general be paid more than Prime Minster.
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RockitRon



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brucie is right. No change there - it was the same 50 years ago, as soon as ITV started in competition with the BBC. Although one or other has at various times pleaded poverty, they have both been guilty of poaching talent and overpaying for it.

There is still competition for the names which will put "bums on seats", it's just that none of the broadcasters can afford to pay quite so much at the moment, so everyone, be it Forsyth, Moyles, Laycock or Robinson, is having to accept less or lump it.
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:42 am    Post subject: Re: BBC Newsnight Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Should strictly come dancing up against the X Factor agressive scheduling by the BBC?l


I don't see why not. There always were programmes that clashed and that was before VCRs/SKY+ etc. What's the problem? Record one and watch t'other! Sunday nights used to be the same as well.

It's all hype and extremely boring...................

H
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I said it live on air in the studio with Jeremy Vine on 10/3/2005
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MadeinSurrey



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's just not an issue - as H says, record one or how about this suggestion: get a life and watch neither Rolling Eyes They are tv shows, that's all. X Factor is also a freak show, and the participants in Strictly are all consumed with totally inappropriate ideas of what's important.
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MadeinSurrey wrote:
get a life and watch neither Rolling Eyes


That's exactly what I do, apart from maybe the final of one or both depending who is in them!

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Briant



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If there was real 'competition' then Eastenders and Coronation Street should be on at the same time. Twisted Evil
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Toggy



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
MadeinSurrey wrote:
get a life and watch neither Rolling Eyes


That's exactly what I do, apart from maybe the final of one or both depending who is in them!

H


Same here but I won't even stretch to the final, lol!
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SantaFefan



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm looking forward to Strictly Come Dancing, Razz I think it's (usually) a great show and very entertaining although I might think differently if it wasn't hosted by Bruce Forsythe... I think he's a fantastic entertainer and I just enjoy watching him.
I do think the last series was possibly the best it could get though..
I'm surprised there aren't more SCD fans on the board.. Sad

Yes, I think the BBC should cut back and reduce the number of radio and TV stations.. Radio 1 extra?? what the heck for?
Yes, I think the BBC pays waaaay too much for it's presenters and so called TV celebrities.
and, No, the Director General should not be paid more that the Prime Minister...
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colby



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
Yes, I think the BBC pays waaaay too much for it's presenters and so called TV celebrities.


The problem is that it's a free market for talent. There are loads and loads of TV and radio networks out there now who need "faces" to attract audiences, so if the Beeb doesn't win the bidding then another network - backed by lots of cash - will.

The only reason the Beeb can get away with driving fees down at the moment is that the commercial TV networks are losing money hand over fist due to the ad agencies' shifting their clients' budgets over to newer media outlets - such web and mobile-based viral marketing campaigns.

If ever the commercial TV market picks up (and, in its current form, I doubt if it will because it's "old media"), then the bidding war will once again occur. It's a simple case of supply and demand.
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