Watching BBC news makes my blood boil. Just makes me really angry because you expect better from them. I dont think news items really work in a tv format because there will always be an angle and bias by omission (or overrepresentation).
The news website often gets basic facts wrong. Some of the worst drug reporting about. One artical I read I reported because they mentioned that roflcopter (please the BBC no one calls mxe that), Ketimine, and MDMA as the same drug. It was baffling! This was corrected but they keep on making such mistakes that just creates more confusion. It also makes me question the quality of a lot of the journalism on the website.
But the good things are really rather good. Planet Earth and its spin off shows are some of the best programmes ever put to television!
They can afford to take more risks as it doesnt use an ad funding modal. BBC Scotland for instance have funded some of the most bizarre experimental sketch shows in the Limmy Show and the armando iannucci show. For the quality of shows I think only HBO is better.