Saturday 16 July 2022

The BBC and science

And talking of the Telegraph talking about BBC pay, here's the opening paragraph of from Telegraph arts and entertainment editor Anita Singh's rather entertaining piece about a BBC science programme where “viewers were told that space is cold and the speed of light is fast”:
It is part of my job to read the BBC annual report so you don’t have to. Once we’ve dealt with the astronomical salaries, other things swim into focus. Such as the fact that, of the corporation’s £1.78 billion TV budget, just £31 million is spent on the arts. There is no breakdown of the budget for science programming, but it is clearly a low priority. Search for the word “science” in the 280-page report and just a handful of mentions come up, almost all of them about the BBC’s commitment to Net Zero.

Sounds about right. 

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