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Old 25th Sep 2020, 01:15
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I always thought the Newcomers was a bit racy. What's wrong with the Grove Family?
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Old 25th Sep 2020, 09:44
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For those who seemingly froth at all and everything the BBC produces, relax, salvation is at hand !

Seemingly, Fox are planning to introduce a UK channel so any impartial broadcasts are unlikely you will be relieved to learn.....and, not forgetting you'll have to erm, pay for the privilege...no doubt for some this well be considered money well spent....same as I consider the licence fee to be in fact.

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Old 25th Sep 2020, 09:47
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I grew up watching Andy Pandy and Bill and Ben. Great for kids.
That sort of BBC I liked.
But the 5 Billion pound colussus with 22000 staff drowning in Woke is about 3 times its best size.
A £50 or £60 tax/licence would be fine.
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Old 25th Sep 2020, 11:25
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Bloody hell, as I live and breathe, it's Krystal! On JB!

Regarding wasting money, in reaction to this morning's sad news of a police office being murdered at Windmill Road Detention Centre in Croydon around 2am, two Squirrels have been orbiting the location for the best part of two hours, one I think with ITV logos, the other BBC. They are just RTBing to Redhill znow.

Why were they there for all that time? There is no siege as far as I know as the culprit also shot himself and is in hospital; neither the Met or the Surrey police helicopters have been in evidence since I went into Croydon shortly after 7am. If the one with BBC colours is really there on the Beeb's behalf, then that is a two hour flight probably costing the equivalent of my licence fee every, what, two or three minutes?

I presume the ground camera crews weren't allowed inside the cordon and "we must have shots of the scene for our broadcast news..."
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Old 25th Sep 2020, 13:48
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Originally Posted by wowzz View Post
Perhaps you would care to tell us some of these programmes that are geared to the under 30s. I can't think of that many.
There are three entire channels dedicated to under 30s.
BBC3, CBBC and CBeebies.
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Old 25th Sep 2020, 16:25
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The problem with any large bureaucracy, like WokeBC, the EU, and many Central Governments, is that there is always a Good reason to employ one more person.

Every budget holder in the world wants to employ one more person. Just one. (For now). ......................

For Woke, the above applies, plus, ..................just one more Radio channel. Or just one more TV channel.

So UK ends up with 22,000 people employed by a tax-funded monopoly.
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Old 26th Sep 2020, 09:46
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Originally Posted by MungoP View Post
This government Has to get rid of the license fee and make the BBC go looking for its supporters to finance its lefty, Wokish approach to life. If not we'll be stuck with an ever-burgeoning left-wing political force, able to display its policies at will. Come on Boris, kick these Ar£soles into touch.
In what way is it "lefty" ?? I thought it was a broadcasting organisation.....
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Old 26th Sep 2020, 09:54
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Originally Posted by Ancient Observer View Post
The problem with any large bureaucracy, like WokeBC, the EU, and many Central Governments, is that there is always a Good reason to employ one more person.

Every budget holder in the world wants to employ one more person. Just one. (For now). ......................

For Woke, the above applies, plus, ..................just one more Radio channel. Or just one more TV channel.

So UK ends up with 22,000 people employed by a tax-funded monopoly.
PLease will someone explain the term ""Woke"".... I have no idea what it means.... Thank you !!!
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Old 26th Sep 2020, 10:04
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Originally Posted by Planemike View Post
PLease will someone explain the term ""Woke"".... I have no idea what it means.... Thank you !!!
It's just the latest word to describe something you don't like, after 'lefty' got overused. It saves going to the trouble of explaining something that you don't want to understand.
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Old 26th Sep 2020, 10:43
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Originally Posted by Sallyann1234 View Post
It's just the latest word to describe something you don't like, after 'lefty' got overused. It saves going to the trouble of explaining something that you don't want to understand.
..-and reflects the fact that the BBC upsets many white reactionary boomers, who are still living in a nostalgic, jingoistic, rarified and denying version of the UK. The BBC is required to represent the UK today and tomorrow, not yesterday. Or some mix that a self-selecting group of subscribers will determine.

If you want to watch Andy Pandy, buy it on DVD.
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Old 26th Sep 2020, 10:54
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Today's take on an old saying ? : "If it ain't woke, don't fix it !"
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Old 26th Sep 2020, 13:46
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Not a Boomer myself, but "white reactionary boomers" could be taken by some to mean ordinary folk who just want a quiet life. The BBC does have to deal with "yesterday", i.e. the past; it is surely not unreasonable to ask that they do this accurately.
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Old 26th Sep 2020, 14:22
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Originally Posted by Barksdale Boy View Post
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Not a Boomer myself, but "white reactionary boomers" could be taken by some to mean ordinary folk who just want a quiet life. The BBC does have to deal with "yesterday", i.e. the past; it is surely not unreasonable to ask that they do this accurately.
I think the friction arises when one group feels they have the last word on the narrative, be that concerning the past or present. A little respect and recognition goes a long way.
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Old 26th Sep 2020, 16:38
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The opposite to woke is asleep. Asleep as in unconscious to the world moving under their feet. It's a generation thing. The world moves on to the next generation with different values hence the woke generation spawned by the likes of BLM and ER. Some might not agree with their tactics but the heart is in the right place.

Regarding the BBC, watching David Attenborough introduce the recent BBC documentary Extinction makes the licence fee worth it.

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Old 26th Sep 2020, 16:52
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Out of interest, for those so determined to pay more for various subscriptions / packages etc, just how much time do you all spend watching the box ?
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Old 26th Sep 2020, 16:58
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Freeview and now the BBC covers most things The daughter has Netflix so I get that mainly for the grandkids. I also use Youtube via freeview,. some great aviation stuff and old Pop.
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Old 26th Sep 2020, 17:43
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Originally Posted by Ancient Observer View Post
The WokeBC has as many adverts as Sky/ITV etc. They advertise their own drivel, to con people in to watching it!
No difference from ITV adverts for Soap Powder and Mars Bars.
I'm sorry but that it is utter cr4p!!

On the BBC (you do sound very silly by the way with your childish 'wokeBC' term) you can watch an entire sporting event, film or drama, documentary etc without constant interruptions from annoying adverts that nobody wants to watch. The only ads they show are for their own programming, which is no different to any other broadcaster. However, you will only ever see those ads between programming. The only exception I know of is an odd reminder of additional sports programming within MOTD.

I cannot watch commercial TV. The ads annoy the hell out of me and ruin any cohesiveness to a film or drama. Documentaries now have catchup elements after every break because the ads are so long you forget what the hell you were watching.
You and I and everyone else pays for those ads in the products we buy. Literally no one wants to see adverts!

Yet here we are being bombarded daily with farcebook, twitter and blogs co-ordinated from the likes of Murdoch and other interested lobby groups to de-fund the BBC.
You and others like you are so twisted in your hate for the likes of Gary Lineker you want to deny the next generation of all the joy that we had growing up, watching ground breaking television uninterrupted by banal idiotic soap commercials and fastfood special offers.

You are being played.


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Old 26th Sep 2020, 18:23
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A good response. The only way I can watch commercial TV is to record it and then fast forward the ads.
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Old 26th Sep 2020, 22:18
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Originally Posted by rogerg View Post
A good response. The only way I can watch commercial TV is to record it and then fast forward the ads.
I do the same, but mainly because watching "live" TV takes a relatively low priority in my life. A thirty minute programme can often be condensed to about twenty minutes if you use the "30x" facility. If I watch it as broadcast there are so many adverts I forget what I was watching!
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Old 26th Sep 2020, 23:35
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Originally Posted by TURIN View Post
I'm sorry but that it is utter cr4p!!

On the BBC (you do sound very silly by the way with your childish 'wokeBC' term) you can watch an entire sporting event, film or drama, documentary etc without constant interruptions from annoying adverts that nobody wants to watch. The only ads they show are for their own programming, which is no different to any other broadcaster. However, you will only ever see those ads between programming. The only exception I know of is an odd reminder of additional sports programming within MOTD.

I cannot watch commercial TV. The ads annoy the hell out of me and ruin any cohesiveness to a film or drama. Documentaries now have catchup elements after every break because the ads are so long you forget what the hell you were watching.
You and I and everyone else pays for those ads in the products we buy. Literally no one wants to see adverts!

Yet here we are being bombarded daily with farcebook, twitter and blogs co-ordinated from the likes of Murdoch and other interested lobby groups to de-fund the BBC.
You and others like you are so twisted in your hate for the likes of Gary Lineker you want to deny the next generation of all the joy that we had growing up, watching ground breaking television uninterrupted by banal idiotic soap commercials and fastfood special offers.

You are being played.
Well said - my thoughts exactly, but expressed in a more articulate fashion.
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