Thursday, 7 January 2010

Resigned to it...

I'm resigned to the weather, I mean. That's about all I have to say on the subject because I'm absolutely sick of everyone else banging on about it - every news bulletin, every newspaper, every text conversation with snowed in family and colleagues...yadda yadda yadda! The BBC even managed to concoct a whole programme on it last night, fronted by Sophie Raworth. What's wrong with re-running Dad's Army for the 9 millionth time FFS?

On the subject of the BBC and resignation (see what I did there?) Jonathan Ross has resigned. Well 'big whoop' as my kids would say. Now this is something else I have noticed about the supposedly neutral BBC and its "resistance" to advertising. On the six o'clock news tonight (incidentally read by Fiona Bruce wearing a repellent peachy-coloured jacket which made her look terminally anaemic, but I digress)the Jonathan Ross story was reported before the following:- The feeble attempt by Patricia Hewitt and Geoff "Buff" Hoon to manipulate a vote of no confidence in the PM; Abuses of the Immigration system by those entering into sham marriages; Interest rates; President Obama's further comments on the security breakdowns that failed to stop the Christmas Day Bomber.

So my question to the BBC is - what in the name of all that's holy makes you put news items in that order? How can anyone seriously imagine that the departure of a jowly middle aged man who was once arguably talented and funny but who has, of late, descended into pathetic schoolboy vulgarity be a major news item?

Recently, when we couldn't turn on our tellies without David Tennant's jolly, birdy little face popping up all over the place, like about 10 days ago, it was pretty much the same. D. Tennant's departure from the role of the tenth Dr Who made massive headlines (like it was some sort of shock to the nation - wasn't it announced months ago?) and took precedence over practically everything else on the BBC. I dread to think what the Beeb would have done if there had actually been any news worth reporting - perhaps it could have gone split screen and still had Dr Who as headlines?

Get a grip! It's an actor leaving a drama series, not a vehicle for national mourning. Similarly with Jonathan Ross. He's not shunning public life (as if!) He'll pop up again somewhere else on some other channel - I'm resigned to it.

1 comment:

  1. Great post Curry Queen.Glad to see I'm not the only one who is not a fan of Wossie. My mum went into WH Smiths and turned round all the copies of his biography after the Andrew Sachs thing. It bombed and she likes to think she played a little part in this. Have just blogged about the BBC and was going to do Wossie tomorrow. Great minds and all that.... Keep the faith x


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