But. For all you Beeb bashers, I beg you listen to Have you Heard George’s Podcast? from tonight. I listened to it on the way home tonight (11pm tonight on R4) and it was fucking brilliant. The kind of thing you will not hear on any other kind of mainstream radio platform.
For all the shit the Beeb get on here (very occasionally warranted in my view) let’s give some props to some outstanding broadcasting that would not get airtime anywhere else.
(Tried a similar thread not so long ago and it got shot down so fully expecting tonnes of ‘Yeah, but Laura K’ posts.)
Think the budget and the proper marketing they’ve given to Adam Curtis’ projects over the years is really commendable and that sort of documentary maker would get nowhere near that platform if the BBC didn’t exist
Worst bloke in broadcasting, agreed, but would take 4 minutes of Inverdale trying to spin an England loss being the fault of Odin and the groundsmen and several thousand remoaner prayers over Ray Winstone’s floating CGI mug bellowing at me to lose money whenever play stops for longer than five seconds Will just always have the advantage of not being quite so destroyed by the market
Also they did a pretty good job with the women’s world Cup this year and were a big part in it gaining so much traction. Shame they’ve fucked it by not capitalising on that momentum to push the wsl more than the tiny highlights package tucked away in the schedule
It’s basically just the news and current affairs bit that garners our scorn, isn’t it? And even then it seems to be pretty specific the political side rather than rants about how You and Yours is chatting shit again.