Sunday, July 06, 2008
I notice that my suggestion that the BBC should be reduced to one TV channel and one radio station is now being embraced by a think tank and the Observer. I came round to the view once it became clear that the BBC's versions of popular genres were no better and frequently much worse than those produced commercially. Once that happens there can be no justification for the BBC making such programmes. It is worth noting, in this context, that none of the cop shows I discuss today is on the BBC. When I floated BBC shrinkage, I assumed it was impossible, given the power of the organisation and the inertia of media politics. But if it's being floated in a media house journal like the Observer.... well, it's probably going to happen.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 5:25 am