...and any other matters that take our fancy
Nasty Tory budget cuts preventing the BBC from maintaining National Treasure status. It's so unfair, isn't it? You also have to wonder if this will lead to a reduction in other paid appearances by Mel Giedroyc. Sue Perkins has a more important (on the BBC scale) qualification than simply being funny, so she will probably not lose any extra BBC income over this.
Bake-Off has gone the way of some other BBC content, The Voice, Formula 1, The Open etc. Can it be the case that programmes appealing to the ordinary UK listener/viewer doesn't really fit the BBC remit any longer? These programmes have a 'Middle England' appeal to them. Has the BBC turned its back on the silent majority under the guise of affordability?
Just to clarify, the taxpayer-funded bBC has been outbid by the part taxpayer-funded Channel 4. That makes me feel so much better.
Unique, market rate funding in action.