Tuesday, December 1, 2015


BBC staff will have been cheered by the words of acting Television boss Mark Linsey, coming out swinging at the launch of Christmas schedules.

"We know viewers have high expectations of the BBC – especially at this time of year – but consider what you get for your £12 of licence fee in December. You get all those brilliant TV programmes, but also our outstanding radio stations, our world class news and our superb online services. 

“All, incidentally, for roughly the same price as it costs to download season seven of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”

Some will muse about what you might buy for 10 taxi journeys, each at over £100, say, between central London and leafy Sevenoaks, over the past reported 12 months...

1 comment:

  1. Shades of W1A, Linsey was interpreted as "Viewers like repeats" - http://dailym.ai/1XtoDW6 (don't start me off!)

    And BBC Trust-y Richard Ayre didn't do much better with: "Unhappy at CBBC's late finish? 'There is an "off" button" - http://gu.com/p/4ehy2/stw

    Is there a BBC Academy course that these people do on how to put Licence Payers' backs up?


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