BBC Plans to Shame the Elderly into paying TV Licence
There was a news item purporting that the esteemed British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is planning to use the silver haired celebrities to persuade the 75 and over to forego their free tv licence and voluntarily pay up from their pensions. These celebrities, most probably extremely well off and awarded titles by HM govt will proffer heart-rending pleas of poverty for the Beeb (BBC)
How much are the BBC be paying these celebrities?!!!
Shame on you BBC senior managers. You mismanaged a great institution and now passing the financial buck to the elderly and the vulnerable.
You obviously ignored the news today, where supposedly respectable charities are using their data gathered information to pressurise, almost abuse, the elderly and the vulnerable into donating. You are adding to the woes of these people.
But then again Jimmy Saville, et al, allegedly got away with abusing whoever they fancy in your ‘backyard’.
I remember that there was a puppet show called ‘Mongrels’, which was more an adult comedy program than for children. They shot a 3-minute stint in front of our office at Holders Hill Parade, North West London. We thought it was a wasteful stunt. There were about 20 people. Three were in the cast and the rest crew members. Someone doing the clapper, a camera person, sound person, umbrella, and the rest standing around. What a waste of lIcence fee payer’s money. I would like to know how many people actually watched this adult puppet show, which was made at a great expense?!!!
If you need to shame the 75 and over to pay for licence fee, you should start at the heart of the BBC. Do you really need the most highly paid stars to present something inane, bearing in mind that viewers are no longer focused into their televisions.
Also the corporation has layers of bureaucracy that would even make local councils look better 😉
To cut cost, why not cancel subscription to Eurovision?
Possibly the BBC should be like ITV; put on commercials in between shows or have adverts on some radio stations.
Product placement during tv programs, Show someone from Eastenders watching on their Samsung tv, drinking coca cola, surfing in their Macbook pro or iPad, I am sure no one would mind.
The only shows that I usually watch on BBC are the excellent documetaries, Dr Who, which has not been great the last two years and Sherlock Holmes. The latest single Christmas episode was too pretentious, it was incomprehensible and bored me to tears. The writer was running away with his personal take on Sherlock, completely ignoring Arthur Conan Doyle’s vision. What next, Sherlock having it off with Watson?!!! 🙁