...and any other matters that take our fancy
I’m not sure whether you, or anyone who contributes to this blog, has done this before, but I think it would be interesting to see what you thought a good, non-biased, day of BBC broadcasting might look like. Apologies if you have (please send a link). I know what I want to see less of – I was just wondering what you would like to see more of. Thanks.
Thanks AdrianD, that's a great idea for a post. Watch this space.
So, let's see:Welcome immigrants in Riace.The Syrian Orthodox Cathedral.Climate change.A former Labour supporter.An orchestra from Afghanistan.Dame Claire Bertschinger, the woman who inspired Live Aid.A black guy.A “particularly vicious dig at Mrs Thatcher”.Arab poetry.Gay marriage.Edward Stourton profiles Matteo Renzi.I have no problem with the last one or, for that matter, any of the issues individually. It's when you see them all together, in one programme, that a pattern starts to emerge.Sorry, but I don't like the pattern.
The first fifteen minutes of the Syrian Orthodox Service were powerful in my opinion...the call to prayer/extemporising of Christian song at the end of communion was stunning to me...as was the songs in Arabic and Aramaic( unfortunately blabbed over in translation).And at least the persecution of Christians in todays "Holy Land" post Arab-Spring did get a mention...grateful for very small mercies these days.
I have listened for years now and cannot believe how I missed the blatant feminist bias that pervades almost every hour of Radio 4. Women's Hour is now practically 24 per day!
It gets more extreme every week. Each programme is angled towards women wherever possible, with a totally biased slant on whatever issue concerned. The majority of presenters and guests are women. We have plays and comedies all angled around women. Men are frequently put down. It is astonishing no-one seems to have realised this.
Am so frustrated and annoyed that R4 has been hijacked by feminazis. Imagine how I feel when realise this permeates the BBC's entire output!