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What Has Happened To The BBC’s Attention To Detail?

CLOSE TO THE ENEMY

Just watched the first episode of this series set in about 1946. Some of it was well done, but come on BBC, no one had heard of designer stubble in ’46 which the main character, Ferguson, exhibited. However, his brother had a huge shock of hair which would have been unheard of during wartime.

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The Archers – Enough Is Enough

ArchersI have followed the Archers on Radio 4 since the mid 1980s, the last twenty years or so through the weekly podcast. It is the only ‘soap’ I have followed since I gave up on Coronation Street when it started increasing the number of episodes each week many, many years ago.

Soaps are supposed to be enjoyable entertainment, combining drama with a fun insight into the lives of people you don’t really know. In a sense, watching a soap makes you a voyeur. When the soap starts to take over your leisure time by increasing the number and lengths of episodes it encroaches so much on your real life that it becomes a constrictor on your home and social activities.

Okay, that has been mitigated a little by Sky+ which allows you to record episodes to watch at your leisure, but it is still eating deeper and deeper into your family life. That is why I gave up on TV soaps. They took too much of my spare time.

I continued to enjoy the Archers because it has never varied its six, fifteen minute episodes and they are accumulated to produce a ninety minute weekly omnibus. I tended to listen when I was cooking or in the gym.

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You Really Have To Separate The Lies From The Truth

Let’s take them one at a time.

BANKS

Darling said, on national television today that all of the banks have said that they will move business south.

The truth is that NONE of them are moving jobs to England. They are considering the possibility of having to be registered in England instead of Scotland, but a registered office is nothing more than that, “A place where the business is registered.” RBOS actually said there would be no jobs moving south in an official letter. So was Darling lying? Yes he was and it is very scary and some people will believe the scare stories.

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Serious BBC Bias! URGENT – PLEASE SHARE AND RETWEET

I have had the feeling all day that the BBC news has been showing more positive news for the No campaign than for the Yes campaign so at 8pm tonight (Tuesday 9th September) I decided to time the amount of time given to each.

First there was 14 seconds of Yes items at 8.01pm

The subject then came up at 8.05pm and ran through to 8.14pm This was the split with Y being yes, N being no and = being neutral. The figures are in seconds.

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Project Fear

I felt I had to add Simon Jenkins of the Guardian’s statement here as it explains a lot and comes from the English perspective:

How would I vote? As a British citizen residing in London … . I would be shocked at how England’s rulers have incurred the loathing and distrust first of most of Ireland and then of half of Scotland. This incompetence reached its climax in the no campaign itself, the jeering, patronising, money-obsessed “project fear” designed to warn the Scots to stay close to nurse. The assumption that independence is all about cash is bad enough. Worse have been the expatriate celebrity endorsements – why have they all left home? – and scares that Scotland will lose its monarch, its missiles, its brains and the BBC, getting only poverty and terrorists in return.

What an interesting view from someone south of the border and it sums up all of the annoying threats from the No campaign. I do hope the undecided come to their senses and vote Yes on the 18th.

Cameron & Darling Think The Scottish People Are Too Stupid & Ignorant To Understand!

David Cameron laughing because he thinks the Scots are stupid and ignorantWatch the news and you will be listening to David Cameron and Better Together talking about the child care plan of the Scottish government. What they are saying shows that they are assuming the Scottish people are either too stupid or too ignorant to understand how it works.

If you don’t understand the child care issue please read this as it will make it extremely clear in simple terms and will also show why Cameron and Darling are being so disingenuous.

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Halifax Bank of Scotland Caught Out In A Deliberate Lie About Legal Requirements!

The lying Halifax Bank of ScotlandThere has been a real step change in the general populace’s view of banks and bankers since the millennium. Prior to that most of us knew who our bank manager was. He was usually a thirty or forty-something with a lot of banking and business experience who would try to keep you or your business upon a sensible path. You could trust them to be consistent and behave responsibly.

Today, you don’t have bank managers, they are relationship managers, graduates in their twenties with absolutely no commercial or business experience. Continue reading

Interesting To Watch A Bully Intimidating Friends Of Friends – Crimea

I, like most others in the world, am watching the Crimea situation with interest, but people of my age remember Crimea being part of Russia when we were kids and Kruschev gave it away – without asking anyone, but only from one part of the Soviet Union to another. He would have had no concept of the break up of the USSR which would follow twenty years later.

There was also an agreement in place for Russia to use the Crimea for military purposes.

Suddenly Ukraine ends up in turmoil through corrupt and incompetent leaders and Russia became afraid of losing its bases owing to the Ukraine’s increasingly western leanings. Continue reading

Dutch Fossil Vandals Destroy the Fossil Record

On 7th January I was watching BBC1’s One Show and they showed us a palaeontologist on a trawler dredging for fossils in the North Sea. On board, a One Show correspondent was marvelling at the finds as they were tipped out of a net. A mammoth bone here, a woolly rhino bone there, the tooth of another extinct mammal.

However, what I take issue with is the way the programme showed this item as if it were the most exciting thing since sliced bread, and being the proud owner of a breadmaker now, I can appreciate that invention better than most!

Let’s just think about what these archaeological vandals and the One Show’s excited and enthusiastic participants were actually doing. Continue reading