The BBC......

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The BBC......

Postby tim_noone » Sat May 18, 2019 12:28 pm

What's with all the Foreign themed programmes? Tuned in to the one show then the weather followed....just put a cooking programme on now....same theme. Is it some form of political correctness ?

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Re: The BBC......

Postby Chester Perry » Sat May 18, 2019 12:31 pm

I miss the FA Cup final build-up programmes - once of a day we would have been over 4 hours into them by now and the anticipation for the game would be ramping up, it was essential viewing for any football fan.

I find it bizarre that in a time of saturation coverage it has disappeared and taken the joy of the cup with it
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Re: The BBC......

Postby Billy Balfour » Sat May 18, 2019 1:02 pm

tim_noone wrote: Is it some form of political correctness ?


The BBC had a foreign language film on last week. The film wasn't even dubbed into English - it had subtitles. It made me sick.
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Re: The BBC......

Postby tim_noone » Sat May 18, 2019 1:05 pm

Billy Balfour wrote:The BBC had a foreign language film on last week. The film wasn't even dubbed into English - it had subtitles. It made me sick.

:lol:

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Re: The BBC......

Postby claptrappers_union » Sat May 18, 2019 1:08 pm

You don’t fancy any of that foreign muck then?
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Re: The BBC......

Postby Devils_Advocate » Sat May 18, 2019 1:16 pm

Chester Perry wrote:I miss the FA Cup final build-up programmes - once of a day we would have been over 4 hours into them by now and the anticipation for the game would be ramping up, it was essential viewing for any football fan.

I find it bizarre that in a time of saturation coverage it has disappeared and taken the joy of the cup with it

It is the saturation of live football that has resulted in FA Cup final day losing its appeal.

30 years ago there was minimal live football so getting a full day of build up was very special. Now we get hours of build up to multiple games every week so its nothing to get excited by.

IMO its also one reason why the FA Cup lost its major appeal in general more so than the things often cited like Man Utd dropping out. Again before Sky and the Premier League the FA Cup was the main competition where we got live games so the FA Cup weekends became special

Given a choice would I rather be able to watch every Burnley match plus pretty much any other live game I want and have a devalued FA Cup or go back to watching the scores update on teletext but get all excited by FA Cup final day I would 100% choose the former

A good example of this kind of thing is Sport Personality of the year. Back in the 80's it was great to see the review of the year of sport as a lot of it you wouldnt have seen before but now its just cheesy and dated because every sporting event has had wall to wall coverage and been discussed to death at the time of the event

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Re: The BBC......

Postby tim_noone » Sat May 18, 2019 1:30 pm

claptrappers_union wrote:You don’t fancy any of that foreign muck then?

I wouldn't call it muck.... But I thought I was on the Asian channel tbh

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Re: The BBC......

Postby Blackrod » Sat May 18, 2019 2:14 pm

Personally find a full day of build up when you don’t support either team bores me to tears.

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Re: The BBC......

Postby RalphCoatesComb » Sat May 18, 2019 2:17 pm

Billy Balfour wrote:The film wasn't even dubbed into English - it had subtitles.


One of the better TV series at present is "Follow the Money" - Danish with English sub-titles. Worth a watch!

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Re: The BBC......

Postby rob63 » Sun May 19, 2019 9:37 pm

Re: subtitles.

It's difficult to focus on the TV pictures when you're so close to the screen because you're following the words with your finger end! :lol:

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Re: The BBC......

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Sun May 19, 2019 9:43 pm

On the subject of bbc. Earth from space on iplayer is essential vieiwing.

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Re: The BBC......

Postby tim_noone » Sun May 19, 2019 9:55 pm

Got to be better than Gentleman Jack on BBC1 at Present.....thought I'd give it a whirl! Absolute dire with sirhan jones the main player...can't wait for the return of women's football.

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Re: The BBC......

Postby CombatClaret » Sun May 19, 2019 10:06 pm

Devils_Advocate wrote:It is the saturation of live football that has resulted in FA Cup final day losing its appeal.


I agree with dsr
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Re: The BBC......

Postby LoveCurryPies » Mon May 20, 2019 9:20 am

BBC gave 7 hours to cover FA Cup final (most of Football Focus, then programme about FA Cup and finally The Match). Seriously, that is way too much!

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Re: The BBC......

Postby nil_desperandum » Mon May 20, 2019 12:25 pm

Chester Perry wrote:I miss the FA Cup final build-up programmes - once of a day we would have been over 4 hours into them by now and the anticipation for the game would be ramping up, it was essential viewing for any football fan.

Yep.
It's not been the same since they dropped Stuart Hall'S Cup Final Day "It's a knockout!" ;)

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Re: The BBC......

Postby SammyBoy » Mon May 20, 2019 1:05 pm

I'm convinced there's a chunk of the UK population (my Dad included) that enjoy getting home from work, turning on the TV and spending an hour seething at the BBC. Seriously lads, life's too short to be flapping about whether Reeta Chakrabarti is reading the news based on merit or skin colour.


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