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Peaky Blinders
#81
Cut the mega salaries... Give new 'talent' a chance.

Give the BBC to much money and it will spend it on wasteful things. Keep it on a tight budget. Do we need loads of local radio stations in areas well served? Do we need millions to be spent on F1 or some football pundit?
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#82
(28-10-2013, 09:08 AM)GrizzlyBear Wrote: I take your point that giving people choice rather than levying a fixed fee on everybody is a good principle. But I doubt that a BBC funded by subscription would be any cheaper or if funded by advertising any better. I can't see BBC local radio surviving for long in a purely commercial world.

Greg Dyke's point that every government takes a pop at the BBC just before an election to try and keep them in line is fair. It also indicates that, if all sides think the BBC is biased against them, the BBC is probably doing a good job.

I actually agree that it wouldn't work. I think the best thing about the BBC is the variety of tv and radio channels anyway. I'm not into F1 myself but many people are although its all a bit predictable with Vettel winning everything. Glastonbury I have no issues with as its a major festival and proper groups not like talent shows but that gets the viewing so who am I to moan. We need BBC 3 and 4. MOTD is probably still the best football highlights programme around. Salaries are too big. Linekar is replaceable so why pay him so much. If you are male on the bbc you have a job for life. David Dimbleby QT
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#83
The BBC spend £3 million per F1 race...... £60 million per season.

Google Paxman, Linekar, Jeremy Clarkson and others salaries ... They are eye watering.

Google the cost of three days at Glastonbury.

Google what went on at the BBC over the last four decades with Mr S and others and then the Newsnight affair.

Didn't even bid for any of the televised cricket though.

No ... I'm afraid the BBC needs sorting and re-focussing.

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#84
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bir...m-25683631
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#85
It's good to know that the Blinders will be back on our screens in the autumn.
What with that and Benefits Street, Birmingham is being presented on TV as a really classy place.
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#86
(11-01-2014, 10:04 PM)Terry Wrote: It's good to know that the Blinders will be back on our screens in the autumn.
What with that and Benefits Street, Birmingham is being presented on TV as a really classy place.

:thumbup::thumbup:
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#87
Give an Open Top Sightseeing Bus places to visit - much more interesting than the Selfridge Hub Caps
LE - aka John
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#88
At least we have the Birmingham Bears to restore the City's pride.
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#89
(12-01-2014, 11:32 AM)Terry Wrote: At least we have the Birmingham Bears to restore the City's pride.

and Small Heath Alliance :thumbup:
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#90
I thought this weeks benefit street was very interesting......

The lady who was trying to bring the street together through Britain in Bloom. My first view was that I was watching a real do gooder in action.... but having thought about it, she was trying to do something to bring people together.

The virtual slavery of the Romanians was concerning.... the Police not interested by the risk from Gangs that they were at, having been 'invited' to our country. Cheap unskilled labour capitalism at its best? I was a bit surprised that under age marriage seemed Ok and not considered illegal?

I don't remember being asked, but I see Albania (2015), Bosnia (2015) and Turkey (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11283616) are due to join the EU in the next couple of years. Excellent?

Anyway .... another million watched this week to see what goes on ....................
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#91
http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2014-02-1...series-two

What a cast ... looking forward to this!
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#92
Peaky Blinders quite rightly up for awards:
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/news/a559...tions.html
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#93
Trailer for series two:
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/news/a596...g2TbtwvPaK
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#94
Hope they have improved some of the accents since the first series. Did they even try and get any actors or actresses from Birmingham. Wonder if they even asked Julie Walters or Martin Shaw or Kate Ashfield or Lucy Davis.....This is what happens when a New Zealander plays an Irishman and an Irishman plays a Brummie, etc.
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#95
It is reckoned the accent used in the play resembled the brummie accent of the time. Who am I to argue with the BBC !!
LE - aka John
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#96
Guess none of us were around at the time so we'll never know
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#97
It seems like they are now admitting that the accents weren't always spot on in the first series:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bir...m-26457492
But overall in series one, director Colm McCarthy conceded "there was a struggle with the accents the first time around".
He said in the first series "a lot of people were cast at the last minute" and were "having to play catch up" with the accents, but this time they have two new actors with Birmingham accents after auditions in the city.
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#98
Yes the accents should be a lot more consistent this time around, but as the director says the performance come first. To have someone as renowned as Cillian Murphy to star is such a big boost for the programme. Sam Neil also but is he going to be in the second series?
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#99
And the writer's a Bluenose !
LE - aka John
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Well can't have everything
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