Published on 8 April 2009 in Daily Links
"Part of the BBC licence fee should be diverted to support programming such as regional news and arts on rival commercial broadcasters, a parliamentary committee has said." Someone’s on there… Trying to remember the last time I saw a regional arts programme on the BBC yet alone ITV. Probably the last one I know of was Mark Radcliffe’s NWA on Granada in 1996… And no, the Houghton Weavers’ BBC North vehicle, "Sit Thi Deawn", doesn’t count.
Beginning and end of the show. You just can’t beat a show that has a set that consists of a bloke sat on a grand chair in the random location, and that features Clint Boon playing the music at the end of the show whilst the presenter dances like a mad’um. And look at those titles! Script Editor? Dave Gorman??! Fantastic! There was a second series in 1997 but Mark Radcliffe had disappeared to be replaced by, for reasons which must have made sense to someone, cricketer Trevor Ward
Perhaps one of the greatest videos of Charlie Brooker I’ve ever seen. And to think QVC thought putting BBC Four on would be safe…