Category Archives: BBC

Business as usual. (Phew!)

“Psst, hey, you there, yes Jeremy, whatever your name is. Paxo? Hey, I’ve got somebody I want you to talk to, I mean with, on your little programme tonight. Thing is ole Pollard’s come up trumps for us and it’s … Continue reading

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Levisalone, just Levisalone.

An eternity in the making and then read by whom? Not me for sure. And why should one be required to? Because, for all the interviews, for all the posturing, for all the drama and all the debating it comes … Continue reading

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Footnotes

The News Media are, of course, sold as entertainment. In my naive youth I used to think there were elements of public service and general enlightenment involved but, no, it’s really solely entertainment. And this week it is probably going … Continue reading

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New DG – OK, no change there, then.

“That’s it then? I got the Pepsi machine going again and now I’m out? OK, OK, so where’s me big brown envelope then. I’ve done two weeks, you know.” Alas, the consistently deep waters of The Organisation close in again. … Continue reading

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Another brick in the road

Busily mending fences, patching up the holes, resurfacing the tarmacadam of the BBC’s corporate identity and redirecting shovelfuls of our license fees towards these political and not programming goals – look, the Plumber’s hard at work now, with nighttime legal … Continue reading

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New Plumbing at the BBC?

As dust settled out from the latest turbulence ¬†in Broadcasting¬† House it was decided to hold another Press Conference. “I’m getting used to giving the briefings and not reporting on them” one journalist was heard to mutter. After coughing loudly … Continue reading

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Well, well, well

Misdirection. They are loudly telling us now not to leave a scrap of any infected Ash trees in our gardens. “Don’t just prune off the dead bits and throw them on the compost heap but CHOP THEM DOWN AND BURN … Continue reading

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