Date: 17-Aug-11 @ 04:54 AM -
RE: Brilliant documentary on iplayer
Well it WAS something to be proud of, our BBC, but its rapidly becoming a pile of shite and a shadow of its former self. Especially after failing to secure F1 for next season. It excels at its sports coverage, especially Formula 1 and the World Cup/Euro football tournaments. It is absolute sacrilige that it has allowed Sky to get a foothold in the door of Formula one, its sealed its fate forever now. Wont be long before it goes pay per view.
It does also still, rarely, churn out some fantastic documentaries. Although most of them are dumbed right down and filled with flash CGI and trendy music to make them nearly appealing to the mainstream audience and keep their attention for more than 2 seconds.
What annoys me is that it has got caught up in the viewing figures war with the commercial channels. Of course for the commercial channels they need the viewing figures to entice advertisers, as they are financed mainly by advertising revenue. But the BBC is financed by the license fee, and therefore it doesnt need to compete. But it still churns out fucking shit dross bollocky soap operas, boring tired old period dramas and dirge like Strictly Come Dancing or some fucking stupid cunting reality Celebrity Sound Of Music On Ice Search For Oliver Talent Show reality junk and they milk it and milk it and milk it and milk it and milk it.....
All the really interesting, challenging and inspiring stuff gets pushed over to BBC4 usually. Anything that actually makes you think, or wonder, or could encourage you to get an interest in something different never gets a look in on BBC1. Thats reserved for the braindead cunts that I call the majority of the general public.
In fact, if I had my way, I'd swap BBC1 with BBC4 and make the dumb fucks watch back to back of the likes of Professor Brian Cox, Dr Iain Stewart, Professor Jim Al-Khalili, Simon Schama..etc... and consign BBC1 to some obscure channel thats only on for 2 hours a day, between 2am and 4am.