Start the Week 4 October 2021

A BBC favourite – the Conservative Party Conference -hits the airways . Great traditions such as ‘ unfortunate comments’ and cronyism and corruption flood the BBC airwaves at this time of year . But how will the BBC behave knowing there is a new ‘ culture ‘ minister ?

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  1. Guest Who says:

    Vile poses a question.

    I’d say it depends.


    • Guest Who says:

      Meanwhile, Sky…


      • Guest Who says:

        LBC, home of O’Brien. Ex BBC.


        • taffman says:

          Hopeless !
          I don’t think she will have any effect , just another Priti Patel.


          • Doublethinker says:

            Even if Nadine was a fire breathing BBC hater she would struggle to radically change it . She isn’t just taking on the corporation but all her civil servants, the powerful arts lobby, the entire Remainer establishment and others. Even if Boris backed her it would still be a struggle.
            In my view the only way that the BBC can be fundamentally changed is for large sections of the public to refuse to pay for it. As has been said many times if a million people refused to pay many others would follow and the BBC finances would collapse in a month. It would be forced to go begging to the government for a hand out of tax payers money and even this TINO Government would surely refuse and the BBC would be forced to become subscription only.


            • Guest Who says:

              The political media establishment has reduced this country to a shambles.

              #politicsoftheleastbad was always an unpalatable option at the ballot, but I despair that our options are idiots unwilling and or incapable of doing anything, vs. ten times worse being blatantly shoved as alternatives by millionaire socialists on air.


            • BigBrotherCorporation says:

              It’s a shame, because I really like Nadine, and agree completely with everything she says, but, I think you’re right Taffman, Doublethinker, there will be no real support from Boris, and nothing will come of it – she’s only one woman, and the swamp spreads too far, and seems bottomless.

              Never mind, the days of the BBC are numbered anyway, younger generations aren’t interested, they’ve been reared on YouTube and Netflix, and older generations are gradually waking up to the fact there are better alternatives available.

              Will be interesting (and entertaining) to watch what happens to all the swamp dwellers as the feeder streams gradually get cut off, and the swamp begins to dry out. I reckon a lot will attempt to scramble for a place in the Netflix/Prime waterhole, but if that gets any more ‘swampy’ than it is currently, people will move on, and those will dry out too.


              • Fedup2 says:

                Big bro
                I think the BBC has a secret stash in the ‘commercial arm ‘ which it uses when pleading poverty ..


            • JimS says:

              They would put it on Council Tax or introduce an Internet Service Tax.

              Bear in mind that politicians don’t watch TV as it clashes with HoC/HoL siiting time.


            • Up2snuff says:

              Double, I think you are right. Good post. I started sixteen and a half years ago and I don’t miss it. Maybe when I’m going gaga in a Care Home I will allow myself to be zimmered to a chair in the TV lounge but while I’m self-propelled and fairly cogniscent I prefer to do without TV and the TV Licence Tax. I would rather spend that money, which I cannot really afford anyway, on other things.


          • Guest Who says:

            God, no.


            • JimS says:

              How is it that they can use The Terrorism Act against people selling timeshares in Spain, but can’t use the Highways Act against people blocking the highway?


        • Guest Who says:

          The BBC, meanwhile, is going full bore on a minor piece of reversible petty vandalism in another country.


        • Nibor says:

          “If the referendum goes wrong …..”


      • MarkyMark says:

        When the West meets the East on the battlefield…..

        China promotes education drive to make boys more ‘manly’
        By Kerry Allen
        BBC Monitoring

        Published4 February


      • JimS says:

        The West is dying from Toxic Female Culture.

        The Western female has taken power from the Western male whom she now holds in contempt.

        If only some strong exotic men would come along, beat them up a bit, and put them in their place. Every Western girl’s sexual fantasy!

        It’s coming girls, but unlike the ‘Mills and Boon’ it doesn’t stop when you put the book down.


    • Guest Who says:

      1 hr. Almost 40 engage.


  2. Dover Sentry says:

    Brexit benefits the workers. Now more jobs and rising wages.

    You’d think that our BBC and their mates in the Labour Party would be rejoicing?


  3. Fedup2 says:

    The racist BBC news running 2 coloured ‘stories ‘ ( pay rise for some super woke )

    One is about some sickle cell drug

    The other is about some people who escaped US slavery …..

    The brain implant I’ve had done to dim woke stuff switched on so I thought about nice things instead of that woke crap …


  4. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – oh ho ho – this could be bad for the BBC

    There was a little clue just after 7 a.m. this morning that the ‘Pandora Papers’ are indeed the Panama Papers re-named, probably due to BBC amnesia/dementia or in a fake attempt to make them appear new. It was revealed on the programme this morning that, apparently, the BBC have had access to these papers for several months. Questions could now be asked over why the BBC chose to release the OLD news from the PANAMA PAPERS about a supposed donation to the Conservative Party on the first day of the Party Conference in this year.

    Could this be the end of Tim Davie and the new Head of News, Jess Brammer?


    • Fedup2 says:

      Up2 – I bet at this very moment the far left bbc news department is looking for something to undermine nut nuts conference speech on Wednesday – at the moment I think I’m reading their playbook pretty well ….

      …. I guessing a councillor or drunk MP rape allegation or similar …


  5. Fedup2 says:

    Toady likes the reverend lucy wingett. She is the vicar who does’ thought for the day ‘( very poor ) – and is happy not to mention God – Christ – Jesus – Christianity – which makes her suitable for promotion I reckon . …

    Anyway – she took up the theme of ‘tax avoidance ‘ which the BBC is into at the moment .

    Now here is the Truth – one of the first things you learn when you study tax law is the maxim ‘there is no morality in a tax’ – leading to the likes of the taxman bankrupting companies with tax bills and very rich people avoiding tax legally .

    As said woke vicar droned on I thought of all those BBC people on tax avoidance contracts —- but we won’t see a panorama about them .

    Disclosure – I am not wealthy enough to avoid tax . But I’d rather have my money than be forced to have the state take it away …


    • Up2snuff says:

      Fed, think its Canon Lucy Winkett. Which leads to the inevitable question: “What’s the difference between a rifle and a cannon?” (This was told to me by someone who was a Canon in the CoE!)

      Answer? I’m sure you will all know.

      Canon Lucy can do quite good TftDs. Sometimes. On a few occasions.

      Her church (St James, Piccadilly) always reminds me of Jesus and two of His visits to the Temple in Jerusalem. In that respect, it is- at least – doing its job.


    • JimS says:

      Arguably you can avoid tax by not buying things.
      Keep a pound, still got a pound.
      Buy something for a pound, get something worth 80p, lose 20p to tax.


      • Up2snuff says:

        Jim, technically that’s tax avoidance and tax evasion both at the same time. 😉 Avoidance is legal, evasion is a crime. Which reminds me, I wonder how the Democrats in the US Congress are going with their search through former President Trump’s bank statements.


  6. Guest Who says:

    BBC Asian Network ‘calls for’ height signage in Tamil?


  7. Guest Who says:

    Almost 9,000 views.

    No questions. No comment.

    As metaphors go…


  8. Fedup2 says:

    Toady again

    Robinson ‘interviews’ Nut Nut . 5 minutes in Robinson tells the PM to ‘stop talking ‘. A BBC journalist saying that to the PM – Robinson clearly hates nut nut – and sees himself as more important than nut nut .

    I hope HMS Nadine was listening .

    BTW Robinson didn’t deliver any ‘hits ‘ on nut nut …. And generally it was a wasted 20 minutes ….

    … I really wish we had a conservative government ….


    • Up2snuff says:

      Sorry Fed, I rushed to post without refreshing my tab so did not see your post. Rick Nobinson and the PM knew each other at University. Am not sure that Nick hates the PM or Prince Nut Nut as you now insist on refering to him as spouse of the Princess Nut Nuts.

      It was a waste of twenty minutes but the PM is a bad communicator and his brain is all over the place. Imagine if Donald Trump was still US President and he had a meeting with our present PM. The officials in the room would come out after an hour, maybe two hours, without a clue about what had been said. It would be an incomprehensible blur.


      • Fedup2 says:

        Nut nut knows that doing his ‘toad of toad hall ‘ act goes well with the public who glaze over when anyone mentions PSBR / RSPB or such like …. It fills the time and he ll drop a bit of Latin just for the wiki types …

        .. personally I’d love him to say we’ve done the Money tree so no more give aways – no pay rises – cuts to the Nhs and plod and benefits either real or by stealth .

        But it ain’t gonna happen … more adverts for diversity leaders £80k plus package – 3 day week – no traumas


    • MarkyMark says:

      BBC journalists have defended a George Orwell quotation engraved outside the corporation’s HQ after the singer Billy Bragg said it made him cringe.

      The quote outside New Broadcasting House, reads: “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” The inscription was unveiled in 2017 alongside a statue of the writer, who worked for the BBC during the Second World War.


  9. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #2 – the award for breaking the first rule for radio presenters goes to … Nick Robinson.

    Prime Interview slot is occupied by the large frame of the Prime Minister. Nick Robinson breaks the prime rule for radio presenters ‘Do not talk over another person, especially your interviewee’. Noticeably absent from the questions were the possibly/probably re-named Panama Papers, now known as the Pandora Papers.

    I wonder why?


  10. Guest Who says:

    I actually laughed.

    Something to do with the bbc, too.


  11. G says:

    Toady tells me that Sickle Cell disease is predominantly found in black Africans. No doubt the first sufferers were contaminated by White Supremacists practising Colonisation. The latter not discussed. The BBC are working on an angle.


  12. Eddy Booth says:

    NHS dentistry access delays: ‘I pulled 11 of my own teeth out’

    BBC trying to spin it as only a NHS problem, with the underlying assumption if you go private everything is fine.
    I’d say it isn’t, I just has a six monthly check up, need 2 fillings, first available appointment 9 weeks away.


  13. AsISeeIt says:

    Pandora’s Box and a bad case of UTI

    Will the BBC be here in ten year’s time? I don’t know, says Dorries’ (Daily Telegraph) – which, to my mind, tends to prove the Tories don’t have much in the way of policies and have decided on this issue, like they do on so many others, just to wing it.

    The Daily Express features a pic of Fiona Bruce on their frontpage announcing: ‘Here is the news… BBC may not exist in ten years‘ – which as a prediction doesn’t amount to a hill of beans.

    Speaking of beans… the Daily Mirror attacks Rishi Sunak (and the horse he rode into town on) with: ‘Privately educated, former banker, married to a billionaire’s daughter, doesn’t know how much a tin of beans cost…

    My old nan was pretty good at shopping and never missed an episode of The Price Is Right but all the same I wouldn’t have asked her to Come On Down to preside over the Treasury.

    One notices the Mirror throws practically everything but the kitchen sink at Rishi… practically everything…

    Yasmin Alibhai-Brown goes there in the lefty opinion-flavoured ‘i’ newspaper: ‘I hate to say it but Tory frontbench diversity is a rude awakening for Starmer

    Perhaps Labour could pull their former washing machine salesman Keith Vaz out of retirement?

    In religious news, it appears priests, rabbis, imams and various assorted swamis have all bent the knee to the new global religion: ‘The Pope and other religious leaders have urged politicians due to attend the Cop26 conference in Glasgow to save the planet from disaster‘ (The Times)

    Turning to more practical matters, the FT warns of looming global recession: ‘US crude hits 7-year high after oil nations snub call to raise output… inflation spectre looms

    Meanwhile the FT proposes a cure for depression: ‘Severe depression relieved using brain implant hailed as “landmark success”‘ – remember folks, it’s not a conspiracy theory, if it’s true…

    I know it may be your breakfast time but in further health news the ‘i’ goes with: ‘UTIs – the hidden epidemic‘ – for the unintitated that’s urinary tract infection and guess what…? Our NHS true to form is a bit rubbish at treating it: ‘Women with “life-crushing” condition let down by NHS

    Apparently Sajid Javid will attempt to shake up our failing nationalised health service: ‘NHS boses face sack for failing to cut waits‘ – what you’ll find is you now won’t even get onto that waiting list.

    The Guardian has a different angle: ‘Health secretary urges patients on waiting lists not to go private‘ – in other words patients must have more patience with our fabulous NHS. But Sajid, we protected it, we saved it, and now we find it is, frankly, rubbish.

    The Guardian suddenly discovers the world is ruled by a self-serving billionaire cabal of crony capitalists as they go large on the: ‘Pandora Papers‘ – “D’oh!” – to borrow Homer Simpson’s catchphrase. Besides a couple of Ancient Greek references there (Boris would surely appreciate) it never ceases to amaze one how the more the Left complain of dodgy deals with political donors, insider sweetheart government contracts, suspect offshore influence and jobs for the boys – so the more power and control over our lives they demand we give up to the State.

    And the Left will keep opening that Pandora’s Box: “….releasing physical and emotional curses upon mankind”


  14. tomo says:



    • MarkyMark says:

      “Reasoned presenter Darren Grime” – who chucked David Starkey under a bus.


  15. Dover Sentry says:

    Thanks to Guido Fawkes –

    “The campaign group Defund the BBC is hosting a debate at Conservative Party Conference on whether the BBC licence should be reformed or scrapped. Speakers include former Secretary of State Rt Hon David Davis MP and Reasoned presenter Darren Grimes.”

    “Successive governments have backed away from confrontation with the BBC at the last minute and the campaign group is looking to ensure that doesn’t happen again.”

    “The BBC licence is a discriminatory tax which unfairly hits the vulnerable hardest” Campaign Director, Rebecca Ryan says, adding “but it’s also totally archaic and unpolicable. The BBC can only continue to raise funds this way through coercion and threats. It’s time for the BBC to join the 21st century and move onto a voluntary subscription model that covers just BBC content.”

    The event takes place on Tuesday October 5th 2021, 4pm, Rylands Suite, Novotel.


    • MarkyMark says:

      Will Priti be there to say she will use Boris’ 80 seat majority to ask the BBC if they could behave. **

      ** see borders at the moment under conservatives.


    • vlad says:

      “…on whether the BBC licence should be reformed or scrapped.”



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    • G says:


      “The group has already made headlines with its successful campaign to have the Union Jack flying from public buildings and taking on …….”

      Yes, let’s all get down to the beaches in Kent and wave flags at the invaders. That’ll really put them off coming. But, hey, that could be a ‘Non-Crime, hate incident’ couldn’t it…………..


  17. BigBrotherCorporation says:

    I’m sure others must have noted this, but I’ve only just noticed the BBC webshite has two (2!) headings now all about the ‘climate crisis’:

    ‘Climate’ tab:

    ‘Science’ tab:

    Which is actually ‘Science & Environment’ when you open it up and normally at least 80% ‘climate emergency’ articles.

    And those are on top of all the ‘green’ articles in ‘politics’, ‘uk’, ‘world’, ‘business’ etc…


    • MarkyMark says:

      Science is settled …. Earth is flat.


    • gb123 says:

      The science cannot be disputed. I have written confirmation from Marvin Gaye and his writers Ashford Nickolas and Simpson Valerie that the world is just a great big onion, and pain & fear are the spices that make you cry.


  18. MarkyMark says:

    Lewis Hamilton launches scheme to recruit black teachers in STEM subjects

    The McLaren F1 has a fuel tank which takes 90 litres of 98 octane super-unleaded and, depending on whether you thrash the car hard across moorland roads or gently trundle down the motorway in sixth, it will return anywhere between 9mpg and 23mpg.


    • markh says:

      Recruiting only black teachers is of course racist, a fact that doesn’t register in the closed BBC hive mind. Or perhaps it does and they choose to ignore it, as Lewis ‘my home town Stevenage is a sh*t hole’ Hamilton is one of their untouchable favourites.


  19. BRISSLES says:

    I might be disingenuous, but these slebs never think for themselves, so any ‘initiative’ like recruiting black teachers, and feeding ‘hungry’ kids in the school holidays, clearly comes from their PR ‘people’ for good publicity.


  20. MarkyMark says:

    “How an Indian entrepreneur brought curry and culture to England”

    * England had no culture in


    • JimS says:

      If it happened once in London, it happened everywhere, the BBC stock view of history.

      I suspect Vesta dried curry in the 1960s had a far bigger impact than one restaurant in 1810.

      All those returning Indian Army/Civil servants and their families might have had an influence too.


      • Fedup2 says:

        I’ve yet to spot a ‘usebye ‘ date on my Vesta curry reserves – I’m guessing sometime like 2060 … bit like my low fat yuk yoghurts at the back of the fridge ….


  21. MarkyMark says:

    Inflation Proof jobs … BBC and 650 MPs…..

    Fury as BBC director-general gets £75,000 pay rise after one year in charge
    Tim Davie’s pay jumps to £525,000, almost three times more than the Prime Minister, amid broadcaster’s cost-cutting measures

    Craig Simpson

    26 September 2021 • 4:24pm

    Tim Davie, the director-general of the BBC, has been given a pay rise of £75,000 after one year in the role.

    The broadcast executive succeeded Lord Hall of Birkenhead in September 2020, and was given the same remuneration as the former boss, taking home £450,000.

    Mr Davie’s pay has now increased 15% to £525,000 after a year leading the corporation, making his salary more than three times higher than that of Boris Johnson, who earns £160,000 a year.


  22. MarkyMark says:

    Andrew Bridgen, the Conservative MP for North West Leicestershire, said: “Why is Keith Vaz still a member of the Labour party after his litany of much publicised transgressions?”

    Labour sources confirmed that Vaz had also taken up a role on the party’s local government committee in his home city of Leicester, provoking anger among some local activists.


  23. Square-Eyed says:

    Origin of Coronavirus

    I attach an Internet article that alleges Covid-19 is not a virus but a patented biological weapon. Among those seemingly involved in lodging the patent with the US Patent Office in 2018 are the European Commission, Wellcome Trust and Gates Foundation.

    It would be useful to know if anyone can verify or deny this allegation from an independent source.


  24. MarkyMark says:

    “Home Secretary Priti Patel confirmed in her Conference speech today that an independent inquiry will be launched to scrutinise the actions taken by police in the wake of Sarah Everard’s murder”

    Both figures are correct. The Iraq Inquiry, chaired by Sir John Chilcot, spent just over £13 million over the eight years it was in action. The Leveson Inquiry into press culture and standards, back in 2011 and 2012, came in at about £5.4 million over roughly a year.

    A Freedom of Information request has revealed that so far, around £3.6 million has been paid out to lawyers who have been dealing with compensation claims over the cases.


  25. MarkyMark says:

    “Home Secretary Priti Patel confirmed in her Conference speech today that an independent inquiry will be launched to scrutinise the actions taken by police in the wake of Sarah Everard’s murder, and investigate how Wayne Couzens was allowed access to the Parliamentary estate throughout 2020. Refusing to address Couzens by name (instead referring to him only as ‘a monster’),”
    Police bill for Jimmy Savile sex abuse investigation hits £2.7milllion including £490,000 in overtime payments
    The overtime cost is in addition to £2.2million basic bill for Operation Yewtree
    Scotland Yard led the probe, and separated its inquiries into three strands
    Taxpayers’ Alliance labeled the overtime costs ‘scandalously large’


    • taffman says:

      Will an independent “inquiry will be launched” to scrutinise the actions taken by The Home Secretary, The Home Office and Border Force, failure to prevent the invasion of Great Britain by 18000 criminals ?
      I fear that ‘some of em chickens will come home to roost’.


  26. MarkyMark says:

    If the NHS is struggling then Diversity Managers would be at zero.
    When it is at zero then it is struggling.


  27. MarkyMark says:

    2017 …. Government criticised over ‘suppressed’ extremist report
    By James Landale
    Diplomatic correspondent

    Published12 July 2017

    A government refusal to publish a report on the funding of UK Islamist extremist groups has been criticised.

    2021 …. Home Secretary Priti Patel confirmed in her Conference speech today that an independent inquiry will be launched to scrutinise the actions taken by police in the wake of Sarah Everard’s murder


  28. Guest Who says:

    Via the bbc vetting system.


  29. Guest Who says:

    Luckily Newsnight is still the gold standard of impartiality.


    …the future, and stuff.


    • Dover Sentry says:

      Classic example of BBC bias –
      ” ….but now some of his own MPs are questioning the delivery of this key government strategy”.

      Always ‘some’… Never any evidence.


    • G says:


      Said it before and I’ll say it again:

      “Levelling UP” simply means 50% indigenous white and 50% superior intellect blacks and asians.

      And, by God, if the Bottler has anything to do with it, we’ll get there soon. Only the weather stands between 0 and thousands more on rubber boats, assisted by the Government and the trafficker’s – the french.


  30. Johnda says:

    News on bbc 1 Pandora papers to quote the bbc the most significant person was Philip green no mention of tony Blair at all. Once again bias by omission


  31. s.trubble says:

    With due respect to Ms Dorries she cant be burdened with the duty to reform the bBC. If she goes down that road we will know it is doomed to fail,

    Only the marketplace can assist.
    In other words sell it in whole or in parts to the highest bidder/s.

    In turn there might be enough value to reward the LF payers with a retrospective dividend…tax free!

    Ms Dorries could certainly make her mark by returning the bBC to the free market and to offer its services by way of the industry standard subscription models.


    • taffman says:

      She is beginning to act like Patel, “All mouth and no trousers”
      Get rid of the telly tax and let it fund itself like any other business.



  32. MarkyMark says:

    non-crime hate inciden

    Not every reported incident is a crime. If officers are unsure whether a reported incident amounts to a crime, an initial investigation should be undertaken to establish the facts to determine whether it is a hate crime or a non-crime hate incident.

    Where it is established that a criminal offence has not taken place, but the victim or any other person perceives that the incident was motivated wholly or partially by hostility, it should be recorded and flagged as a non-crime hate incident.



  33. MarkyMark says:

    Dear Anna Soubry,

    Can you tell me why people have to “Suck It Up” regards immigration when your party leaders have said the following:

    1978 … “Every country can take some small minorities and in many ways they add to the richness and variety of this country. The moment the minority threatens to become a big one, people get frightened.” – Margaret Thatcher 1978

    2012 … “Two and a half years ago, the coalition governme nt was formed, and we made a clear promise to the British public. After thirteen years of uncontrolled mass immigration, this government would reduce and control immigration.” – Theresa May 2012

    2015 … “Because when immigration is too high (no figure given), when the pace of change is too fast, it’s impossible to build a cohesive society…. And we know that for people in low-paid jobs, wages are forced down even further while some people are forced out of work altogether. … So there is no case, in the national interest, for immigration of the scale we have experienced over the last decade.” – Theresa May 2015

    Yours sincerely

    Video of Anna Soubry saying “Suck it up! Suck it up!” “Anna Soubry vs Caroline Flint on the Norway/EEA option.”


    • G says:

      Yes, when was it that Treason May nipped discretely and without fanfare over to New York to sign the UN’s Migration Compact?
      Evil woman.


    • Fedup2 says:

      Caroline flint was a sad loss to the commons and her party – she’d have been a tough opposition leader for nut nut … no peerage either …
      Even Soubry had to sober up for her.


  34. tomo says:

    This is set to roll … hopefully flattening the stupid, poisonous Kathy Hochul and Bill DeBlasio.

    On the BBC News NOT


  35. taffman says:

    “UK diplomats meet Taliban leaders in Afghanistan”
    I am afraid this “will all end in tears” ?


  36. taffman says:

    “Nicola Sturgeon apology over Covid passport app launch”
    Scrap it. Its a waste of time and money.


  37. Fedup2 says:

    A dysfunctional Home Secretary – is charging a disfunctional home office to carry out an inquiry into a dysfunctional Plod commissioner ( who she just re appointed ) and her dysfunctional police organisation ….. joke


  38. MarkyMark says:

    No longer a SPORTS section …

    British 5,000m record holder Eilish McColgan would be wary about doing training runs after dark.

    McColgan’s fellow distance athlete Charlotte Purdue spoke on Monday about how the abduction and murder of Sarah Everard in March has reinforced her stance about running at night.

    And the 2018 European Championships silver medallist echoed that.

    “I’d be very hesitant about running in the dark. It will be the same for women all across the world,” McColgan said.


  39. MarkyMark says:

    Yeah! More committees – free biscuits and a warm office whilst the old die with increased fuel bills.

    “Health Secretary Sajid Javid has just announced he’s authorised a forensic review of the NHS’s management and leadership to be conducted over the next year – the most significant of its kind since 1983.”

    Job Reference: 213-CORP-1321
    Employer:King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation TrustDepartment:EDILocation:Denmark hill, LondonSalary:£61,861 – £70,959 per annum, inc HCA


  40. StewGreen says:

    4:30pm R4 Book programme is going on about black people and refugees
    4pm prog was about refugees
    The 3:30pm prog was the weekly Green Agenda show

    In a day where the 11am prog was titled “A Voice for the Voiceless” almost every prog had a green, black, brown or yellow angle

    9am GREEN : Jim Al Khalili nudged his flood expert guest to go on about *Climate change*
    11:30am : *Philosopher* Timothy Morton explores our psychological relationship with the *climate crisis *
    3:30pm GREEN : the weekly Green Agenda show
    9:30pm same as 9am

    LIBMOB yellow
    9:30am show lionised Jackie Weaver
    2:15pm drama this week is all abou Lefty luvvies creating the National Theatre
    3pm Food Prog : a panel of wokists
    6:30pm Richard Osman Comedy panel
    8pm Pandora papers , probably focussed on Tory bashing
    11pm Jane Garvey & Fi Glover bubbleworld

    10am “We hear from Professor Anita Hill who thirty years ago faced an all-male, all-white Senate Judiciary Committee”
    1:45pm A Black girl living with her mother
    4:30pm R4 Book programme is going on about black people and refugees ..A Trump hating comedienne has picked Maya Angelou
    7:15pm Arts show : Wole Soyinka is a Nigerian playwright, novelist

    11am “the personal story of Isaac, a Glasgow-based Urdu interpreter
    4pm prog was about refugees


    • MarkyMark says:

      In Africa all the TV is white!


    • StewGreen says:

      That Richard Osman panel
      Sophie Duker : Black comedienne
      Suzi Ruffell : Lesbian comedienne
      Andrew Hunter Murray : climate warrior writer


  41. tomo says:

    If only we had somebody doing this sort of stuff in the UK …


  42. StewGreen says:

    ITV local news obligatory BHM item
    Warren’s African Fashion Show



  43. StewGreen says:

    BBC 6pm trailer : “shop and be green”
    Shop Well for the Planet?
    begins Thursday 14th October at 8pm on BBC One.


    • StewGreen says:

      Shop yourself green is a fallacy
      .. usually keeping your old stuff is greener than buying a new “green” thing

      eg a lots of stuff has to be mined to make a new electric car.


  44. Guest Who says:

    BBC… checks notes… ‘news’.


  45. Fedup2 says:

    For what it is worth – the Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland – whom a BBC journalist told to stop talking earlier today – is to make the keynote speech at the Conservative Party Conference on Wednesday .

    Will the green terrorists try a stunt ?
    Will he get heckled by some real conservatives ?
    Will he make jam tomorrow promises ?
    Will he mention his mother – who passed away recently ?

    Don’t know – but I have a prediction – he will guarantee the £300 winter fuel allowance – in fact – he will ‘up it ‘ to … £400…or maybe leave it to the chancellor in a months ‘ time ….

    If my prediction comes true the BBC will say

    1 too much
    2 too little
    3 too late
    4 nut nut panicking – there is a crisis
    5 excellent news -tories must be applauded …

    Guess which one – but it won’t be 5 …..

    Declaration – I don’t get such state benefits – but good luck to anyone who gets them …. And I hope I’m right …


  46. StewGreen says:

    “quizshow @eggheadsTV
    in its new home on Channel 5 after nearly 20 years on BBC2
    – 450k viewers at 6.30pm, about 4 times what the channel averaged in the slot last week.”

    Yes less than 1% of UK population !


  47. StewGreen says:

    Jennie Bond “Yes I think BBC reporters are still impartial”

    Ester Rantzen also saying “see it is the place people turn to in Covid times”
    She then said that if you don’t watch the BBC
    you don’t need to pay for a licence
    … That’s false.
    She wasn’t challenged by the presenter.

    5 minutes later the other DefundTheBBC guest Rebecca White did put her right.

    Jennie just said that Martin Bashir was just one bad apple
    FFS it’s a barrel …


  48. Fedup2 says:

    Jennie – I still want a daytime gig £ – bond ….


  49. Fedup2 says:

    Time for the midweek thread …. Thanks for the contributions …