Category Archives: BBC

Some thoughts on the bourach at the BBC

For the uninitiated, bourach is a Scots word which means a right old mess, which I think is a fair term to describe what’s been going on at the BBC. However, I’m not so sure it deserves quite as much … Continue reading

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Jimmy Savile: Going on news to say you had a notion of what was going on is not clever

With every revelation about Jimmy Savile, there are more questions about how on earth he managed to get away with what appears to be a sustained campaign of abuse for so long. I am finding it particularly annoying that people … Continue reading

Posted in BBC, Jimmy Savile, Karin Ward, Sunday Times | 2 Comments

My first ever live tv interview………

This is the story of how I found myself staring at this at around 12:45 yesterday: I was sitting at my sister’s dining room table on Thursday afternoon writing my cosy blog post about the weekend ahead when my phone … Continue reading

Posted in BBC, Ian Smart., Isabel Fraser, Sunday Politics | 1 Comment

BBC misogyny is so 2011

You would expect, wouldn’t you, that a public service broadcaster with a deserved reputation for quality as the BBC has, would be very careful to make sure that it didn’t discriminate against any one group of people. Unfortunately not. This … Continue reading

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Caron’s Moonlightings: Jo Swinson MP questions BBC on all male Sports Personality Shortlist

You might recall I wasn’t best pleased yesterday when I’d seen the shortlist for the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award because it had not one single woman on it. At the same time as writing it, I fired off … Continue reading

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Don’t boycott male only panels – complain about them

The Burd has posted about continuing, ignominious gender fail at the BBC. The culprit this time is Newsnight Scotland, affectionately tagged #newsnicht on Twitter – again. Female panellists are as rare as hens’ teeth on that programme, a source of … Continue reading

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My complaint to the BBC about Miriam Gonzalez Durantez

When I say about, I obviously don’t mean about anything Miriam has done, but the way in which the news channels of our usually high quality public service broadcaster treat her. Don’t get me wrong, they are nowhere near as … Continue reading

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"Miriam Clegg is a force to be reckoned with" #ldconf

I couldn’t let that comment, or the context in which it was made, go. The BBC’s new replacement for Laura Kuenssberg, who is kicking Robert Peston’s backside over at ITN now, is Norman Smith. Yesterday, I was very disappointed to … Continue reading

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>The BBC, Fairer Votes and Reform

>Reform. What’s that all about? Well, a quick google gives this as a dictionary definition. re·form http://img.tfd.com/m/sound.swf (r-fôrm)v. re·formed, re·form·ing, re·formsv.tr.1. To improve by alteration, correction of error, or removal of defects; put into a better form or condition.2.a. To abolish abuse or malpractice in: reform the government.b. To … Continue reading

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>Three reasons the BBC News annoyed me last night

>After a relaxing day yesterday, I settled down to watch the 10 o’clock news. Now it was going to take something amazingly special to live up to the previous programme, which ended up with Robbie Williams singing Angels, but there … Continue reading

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