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Trade Test Transmission

by | 22nd, December 2003

‘ANYONE would think we didn’t have enough exams in our life – tests at age 7, 11, GCSEs, A-levels, driving tests, eye tests and now BBC’s Test The Nation.

Now in its 143rd year!

Nominally, this is supposed to be a sort of national IQ test, but in reality it is a chance for the BBC to fill up two and a half hours of prime time with a review of the year – and call it public service broadcasting.

At a time when TV companies are receiving justified criticism for the amount of repeats being shown over Christmas, the BBC is taking things to a new level.

For instance, it has now taken to broadcasting BBC4 programmes on BBC2 and trying to make a virtue of it.

It’s not enough to make one Christmas special every tens years, market it as a national institution and then repeat it every Christmas Day for a decade.

And there is life after Only Fools And Horses…’

Posted: 22nd, December 2003 | In: Celebrities Comment | TrackBack | Permalink