Sunday 9 February 2020

Reminder to self

It may have been today or it may have been yesterday, but I saw somewhere a comment from someone saying something to effect of:
Are you spotting that, all of a sudden, lots of BBC programmes are ending with public service announcements referring viewers to the BBC Action Line for help and advice? Is this the BBC's latest ruse to save themselves, promoting themselves as a new Citizens Advice Bureau or Samaritans?
I can't say I had spotted that, so I moved on and thought nothing else about it. 

But - as is my way - I've just been watching tonight's Doctor Who and it ended with an announcement over the final credits saying "Details of organisations offering information and support with mental health are available on the BBC Action Line website". 

My jaw dropped (metaphorically).

Reminder to self: Never just dismiss criticism of the BBC that sounds over-the-top because it could just be true. 

1 comment:

  1. If you've been affected by any of the issues raised in this thread you can contact the ITBBCB Action Line and speak to an Old Style Whovian who will talk you through some classic storylines from the 60s and 70s.


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