posted on Jan, 31 2016 @ 07:01 AM
Practically all I watch these days are documentaries, and even then it's often on iPlayer as they may be on while I am away or working. Over the
years the BBC has also outsourced more in-house production to outside companies, I am sure that meant large cost savings, as outsourcing always does!
So much TV in general these days is just so trashy, absurd and manipulative anyway. I often scan the TV guide looking at some of the write-ups
describing the programmes and cannot believe so much of it gets aired, let alone has money spent on producing it. There is then the institutional
corruption and bias within the BBC that has been in place for decades, not to mention the scandals in recent times covering up the shenanigans of big
I also seem to remember an episode in recent times where several hundred staff were laid off, with big payouts, then many rehired as "contractors"
doing the same jobs. Nice work if you can get it and taxpayer funded too!
Yes, there are still some good programmes being made, but again, not necessarily by the BBC themselves but rather by outsourced production companies.
Surely then the time is right to scrap the BBC and let the production companies sell to other entities?
As for enforcement, I did once have one of their license enforcers knock at the door. I'd just moved into the apartment the previous day and yes, I
did have a license, as I told him his records would show. He then got all puffed up as I refused to go digging through boxes right there and then to
produce it and demanded entry to look for a TV. Needless to say he was told in no uncertain terms to take a hike and if he came back with a similar
attitude and spoke to me like that again, I'd kick his arse to the other end of the street. Threats of returning with police officers never
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