Showing posts with label BBC. Show all posts
Showing posts with label BBC. Show all posts

Saturday, 15 October 2016

BBC Rangers [oops I meant Scotland]

So, I was listening to BBC Scotland's Sportscene last night, and they interviewed ICT's manager Richie Foran before the game ... about Rangers!

I mean c'mon, I know that you are heartbroken that you can no longer enter Castle Greyskull in an official capacity, but ask Richie about the things he is in control of, don't ask him how he thinks Rangers will play, don't ask him about which eleven Wharburton might select, do not ask him about the Rangers' players relative strengths and weaknesses.

Do, by all means, ask him about Inverness Caledonian Thistle. Or get a pair and shun those who have shunned you.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Radio Programmes

This is a small reminder to producers on the BBC about making programmes which purport to discuss topical issues.

Immigration

Do - By all means invite a respected lecturer in Demographics/a Demographer on to your programme, ask them some relevant questions, then allow them to answer.
Do not - Open the phone lines in order that 'Gary from Hampstead' can howl his underinformed opinions to the country, possibly leading listeners to believe it carries any importance.

Crime

Do - By all means invite a respected lecturer in Criminology/a Criminologist on to your programme, ask them some relevant questions, then allow them to answer.
Do not - Open the phone lines in order that 'Gary from Hampstead' can howl his underinformed opinions to the country, possibly leading listeners to believe it carries any importance.

HS2

Do - By all means invite a respected lecturer in Civil Engineering/a Civil Engineer on to your programme, ask them some relevant questions, then allow them to answer.
Do not - Open the phone lines in order that 'Gary from Hampstead' can howl his underinformed opinions to the country, possibly leading listeners to believe it carries any importance.

The Environment

Do - By all means invite a respected lecturer in Climatology/a Climatologist on to your programme, ask them some relevant questions, then allow them to answer.
Do not - Open the phone lines in order that 'Gary from Hampstead' can howl his underinformed opinions to the country, possibly leading listeners to believe it carries any importance.



Note - no Garys from Hampstead were injured [or even involved] in the writing of this ephemeral piece of nonsense.

Saturday, 21 June 2014

A Copa do Mundo No Brasil 2014 II


I never knew the World Cup could become so interesting after the early exit of the Representatives of the FA. Do not get me wrong, I am never anti-English sporting sides, I might be bitter, twisted & fickle, but hey, I care as much about football outside Stirlingshire as I do about the East Sussex/West Sussex Netball rivalry, I appreciate that it exists, but .... what the fuck do you want me to do about it.

English media is my problem, yes I am lapping up the schadenfreude just now, but generally it is ridiculous. Yes you have one of the best leagues in the World, but that is not simply to do with the importation of Foreign talent [though that does count]. The reason England is not as good as their fans wish is not to with foreigners, it is because English players are not good enough [we got that in Scotland a while ago] if your players were good enough, you would not import talent, just get over this fact, and until your football clubs decide upon progession in place of success you will continue to import talent.

But it is really fantastic to listen to such bone-headed notions from the great unwashed such as they are paid too much thus they no longer care about the shirt [they have no pride]: whilst ignoring the fact that Suarez of Uruguay [who effectively removed England from the World Cup] is paid approximately a quarter of a million pounds [after tax] per week yet Liverpool [his club] is in England, and he doesn't seem to let the money phase him.

Maybe it is an English thing?

Friday, 20 June 2014

A Copa Do Mundo No Brasil 2014


I am going to get the first thing off my chest first: I am not really sure if the BBC have quite enough people, enough boots on the ground, in Brasil, I mean, very good back up play by BBC Radio 4's Women's Hour to send Jane Garvey in reserve [I am sure the fact that she is married to Adrian Chiles has nothing to do with it]. I don't think there are enough bodies from Radio 3 there, and the beeb ought be ashamed for this oversight. Come on, taxpayers do not hand over their cash to have people in London.

The recurring theme of this World Cup by the muppets [oops pundits] seems to be if you took out [insert three World class players] from [insert country]'s side then they would be quite ordinary: Yes, but why would they leave out their best players? And had they left out their best players, do you not think they may not have qualified for the Competition? Of course if you omit the special, you are left with the ordinary, do not tell me that, because the best players ARE playing [as England found out last night].

This and the fact that it is a wholly media managed event which ignores the protests which are purposely kept away from the stadia by a police force which has no good reputation, thus ignored by the big news organisations: shame on you BBC, chasing ratings over news. Leave the ground, look at the turmoil on the streets and not at the inside of your luxury coach between stadium/hotel/media centre.


                             ORDEM E PROGRESSO?

I still do not understand why I should give a fuck about Ecuador v Columbia.