BBC Countryfile Autumn Diaries - or just more inaccuracies.

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Re: BBC Countryfile Autumn Diaries - or just more inaccuracies.

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:09 pm

It's what's called a 'boilerplate' response.

My experience of dealing with the BBC TV current affairs in matters other than motorcycling is that they pick an agenda, then seek supporting evidence. The conclusion of the programme is the first part of the script to be written.

Example: many years ago I edited a scruffy trade newspaper called Bus Business. It charted the fate of companies operating in the newly privatised and deregulated UK bus market outside London.

One day I got a call from a BBC researcher who asked for my help in making a programme which aimed to 'prove' that bus privatisation and deregulation had been a disaster. He explained to me that they would finish the programme standing at a bus stop and conclude that this was why buses always turned up in threes.

"Where are you going to film it?" I asked.

"London, of course."

"Err, you do know that the buses in London are still state-owned and regulated, don't you?"

The programme was never made!

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Re: BBC Countryfile Autumn Diaries - or just more inaccuracies.

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:20 pm

I hold little sympathy for Tommy Robinson, but the Panodrama expose of the BBC TV Current Affairs dept was worth a watch if you want insight into how they operate.

I find BBC Radio to be more honest by far.

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Re: BBC Countryfile Autumn Diaries - or just more inaccuracies.

Post by DavidS » Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:48 pm

But Jeremy Vine makes me boil. It’s not just devil's advocate, he really seems thick.
I used to be a staunch supporter of BBC news etc but really don’t trust them now.
I do have a thing about Katya Adler though.
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Re: BBC Countryfile Autumn Diaries - or just more inaccuracies.

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:55 pm

You can't imagine Sir Robin Day letting Question Time go the way it does these days, with panelists playing to the crowd and pulling faces at the camera and each other.

And, that's not directed at any guest in particular, but Any Questions on R4 is far, far better.

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Re: BBC Countryfile Autumn Diaries - or just more inaccuracies.

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:59 pm

DavidS wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:48 pm
But Jeremy Vine makes me boil. It’s not just devil's advocate, he really seems thick.
I used to be a staunch supporter of BBC news etc but really don’t trust them now.
I do have a thing about Katya Adler though.

She looks scarily like the journalist that Francis Urquhart threw off the roof in the final episode of House of Cards series one.
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Re: BBC Countryfile Autumn Diaries - or just more inaccuracies.

Post by DavidS » Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:32 pm

Poor Matty......
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Re: BBC Countryfile Autumn Diaries - or just more inaccuracies.

Post by simonw » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:12 pm

You might think that...

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Re: BBC Countryfile Autumn Diaries - or just more inaccuracies.

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:38 pm

BBC TV now deleting clips that don't play well for the Gvt
https://skwawkbox.org/2019/11/21/if-vot ... delete-it/

See also no repeat of live footage of scruffy Boris putting the wreath upside down onto the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday. They showed a clip of him doing it properly in a previous year. Imagine if Corbyn had done the same?

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Re: BBC Countryfile Autumn Diaries - or just more inaccuracies.

Post by Hugh » Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:58 am

Greetings,

The BBC, and the like, seem to be fixated on numbers so have all the readers on here registered their complaint which in the first instance should be by email. However since the BBC's reply is in the public domain perhaps move to the second stage of the BBC's Complaint procedure and send a letter direct to; BBC Complaints, PO Box 1922, Darlington, DL3 0UR.

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Re: BBC Countryfile Autumn Diaries - or just more inaccuracies.

Post by Monster » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:13 am

Yes I also received the same cookie cutter response from my compliant

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