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I'm going right off the BBC

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by willie45, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    "We are educating people out of their creative capacities" should be inscribed on the eyeballs of everyone in the Department of Uneducation. Even then it probably wouldn't get through.
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  2. proseak

    proseak Well-Known Member

    I''ve often wondered if they''re the same person - they''ve never been seen together, have they?

    Edit - fixed tyop, I man typo
  3. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    Maybe the BBC isn't going to commission another Count Arthur Strong series but on the other hand, they will on the 19th, be subjecting us to the next (4th) series of a programme revolving around the scenery, food and crime in Sicily ...
  4. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Loved the books. Can't bear to watch the TV series.

    PS Cannot stand Count Arthur Strong! Total cr*p!
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  5. willie45

    willie45 Well-Known Member

    I haven't seen the Sicilian thing but, judging from that clip, there's some amazingly hot totty in it so I vote yes to it's continuation.

    Strong was patchy. When he was on the radio he could be very good but for some strange reason the TV stuff was pretty dire.
  6. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Montalbano is stuffed with good stories and really funny jokes (even if you need to rely on the subtitles). I've got several of the books and the films follow them fairly faithfully although some of the more outrageous sections never made it into the films.
  7. willie45

    willie45 Well-Known Member

    But Andrew, you'd never see the totty in the books !!
  8. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    You know what they say about the pictures being better on the radio? Some of the descriptions in the books... ;)
  9. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    Quite often, what works well in one media, doesn't work in another. I suspect that in relation to radio, the scriptwriter builds in elements to get the listener more engaged in what they are hearing, but when it's transferred over to the screen, keeping these also in 'overloads' what is being watched? There have been examples where both of the different medias have complimented and followed each other extraordinarily well, a prime example being the BBC TV book and TV series, 'The Ascent of Man.' by Jacob Bronowski.

    One movie which (to me) stands out as a fine example of introducing to viewers stars from the silent movie days who had been largely forgotten, is 'Sunset Boulevard' which starred Gloria Swanson, Erich_von_Stroheim, Buster Keaton and Cecil B. DeMille.
  10. willie45

    willie45 Well-Known Member

    One writer who suffers terribly in having his stuff on TV is PG Wodehouse. His genius lies in his descriptions not his plots and no TV production has managed to overcome this obstacle.
  11. willie45

    willie45 Well-Known Member

    I feel you bro, but pretty young ladies deserve to be seen :)
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2017
  12. Malcolm_Stewart

    Malcolm_Stewart Well-Known Member

    Unless they're weather forecasters.
  13. PhotoEcosse

    PhotoEcosse Well-Known Member

    The number of posts that appear on my Facebook page from "BBC News" seems to grow exponentially by the day. I counted 14 this morning before I stopped scrolling down.

    Now the thing about them is this:

    When a broadcaster or a newspaper shows a bias that corresponds with one's own, we perhaps do not notice the bias. When the bias is contrary to one's own views, we do notice and complain about it.

    But many of those BBC News posts are biased in ways I might not normally see as bias - such as ridiculing Trump or lambasting the Brexiteers - but the degree of bias is so extreme that even I think that it is unworthy of a supposedly neutral news medium.
  14. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    Aye, folk need to stop kidding themselves about that supposedly neutral news thing. It's just what the masses want to see or what they think should be seen like other news sources.
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  15. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    As long as I can remember the BBC has tended to the socialist view. I see that as a good thing but the Thatcherites thought differently and did their level best to change it. As with everything else they did someone else was left to clean up the mess.
  16. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    What, you mean like Tony Blair and Gordon Brown :confused:
  17. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Errrrrrr. I think I'd better think it out again. :confused:
  18. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Dear Andrew,

    And the left sees it as an Establishment/ Right Wing view, which means they're probably doing it about right.


  19. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    I find the BBC politically neutral and usually deals with sensitive issues carefully. Sometimes their efforts to maintain balance are extreemly funny as when some sensible person's well reasoned views have to be balanced with the views of an obvious fruitcase. I accept that in such cases, the perception of which person is reasonable and which is the fruitcase depends on the viewers' own views.
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  20. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Such as here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40972776 ? The headline is proBrexit and the main argument is proBrexit, but balance is achieved by also giving a counter argument.
    Make your own choice between fruitcase and sensible chap.

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