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No, But No, But No

by | 25th, January 2005

‘I DON’T understand people who complain about the BBC showing programmes like Jerry Springer – The Opera.

Bring on the tsunami

If they don’t want to watch it, then don’t. It’s not as if there is a shortage of alternative TV channels these days and, failing that, what about a good book?

Or even, given the nature of most of the protests, The Good Book.

There are plenty of things the BBC broadcasts that I object to – like Songs Of Praise, for example – but I’m with Voltaire in defending their right to show it.

The Daily Mail can huff and puff all it likes, but the BBC is absolutely right to ignore an orchestrated campaign that anyway only managed 40,000 complaints.

Such is the wonder of modern technology that most, if not all, TVs are fitted with an ‘off’ button, which means that all of us can escape what we don’t like.

At least, most of the time. If the Daily Mail wants to jump on a bandwagon, perhaps it should get the BBC to take Little Britain off air.

Not because it’s awful, although it is. If we took all awful shows off air, we would be back watching the Test Card girl’s endless game of noughts and crosses.

But because of all the idiots who think parroting the catchphrases of Vicky Pollard, Andy and Lou and the show’s other characters is funny.

It’s not. Like the show itself, it’s not funny, it’s not witty, it’s certainly not original.

And – worst of all – there is no ‘off’ button.’

Posted: 25th, January 2005 | In: Celebrities Comment | TrackBack | Permalink