FAQ Search Memberlist Usergroups Profile Log in to check your private messages
The Leisure Hive Forum Index  Log in  Register
How nuWho can save the BBC
Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
This forum is locked: you cannot post, reply to, or edit topics.   This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.    The Leisure Hive Forum Index -> The Current Era
View previous topic :: View next topic  

Do you agree with this plan?
Yes
 50%  [ 4 ]
No
 37%  [ 3 ]
Don't Know
 12%  [ 1 ]
Total Votes : 8

Author Message
FordTimelord
Guest





PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:35 pm    Post subject: How nuWho can save the BBC Reply with quote

The BBC is facing a real reduction of 16% in its income. The Licence Fee is facing a freeze for 6 years and the BBC is now having to finance not only The BBC World Service (formerly subsidised by the Foreign Office) but now has to pay for Welsh Speaking Channel S4C.

The solution is simple.

Series 1- 4 of nuWho ('The Rusty Years') should be removed from the BBC budget altogether and made part of S4C. This channel (which is only allowed to be broadcast in Welsh) can be sold off and adding nuWho would increase its value. As everyone bleats how wonderful nuWho is now its made in Cardiff , then its only fair that that is broadcast on a Welsh Channel. in Welsh, and only in Wales.

A similar plan can be carried out for 'The Moffat Years'. Sell it to the Scottish and have the programme shown on STV / Grampian in between episodes of Taggart.

This leaves the BBC free to concentrate on the important things. Which, of course, is showing episodes of Classic Who. Money would be saved by not having to produce any more nuWho. Further savings could be made by broadcasting Hartnell and Troughton stories in Black and White rather than using espensive Colour Telly (If money were really tight then the early Pertwee episodes can be broadcast this way).

The BBC World Service would be streamlined and dedicated to broadcasting requests for Missing Episodes, repeatedly, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In all languages.

A poll is available for you to vote on this plan.


Last edited by FordTimelord on Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:39 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
Author Message
Tash



Joined: 03 Jul 2010
Posts: 893
Location: Atlantis

PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a good plan to me!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Author Message
Mistress Rani



Joined: 11 May 2007
Posts: 8621
Location: UK

PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think there is a cuurent budget relating to series 1-4 so I'm not sure what you mean by this.
_________________
"I'll be surprised if there's as much as 3 million of the audience left by the time Moffatt finally gets to take over" RobFilth 3/6/08

"I expect the BBC will quietly let Tennant go at the end of this year...." RobFilth 9/6/08
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Author Message
FordTimelord
Guest





PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mistress Rani wrote:
I don't think there is a cuurent budget relating to series 1-4 so I'm not sure what you mean by this.


I assume you mean 'current' budget. Series 1-4 are shown constantly on BBC3 so removing this would free up airtime and the costs of showing it. In addition all the hangers-on from the Rusty era could be sacked and Upper Boat Studios sold so something useful could be built (like social housing or a new McDonalds).

If you meant 'currant' budget then, while not as large as the other budget, this too could achieve a saving. Rusty only puts those sultanas on his face so he can achieve that uberchicgeek look to impress nuWho fans.
Back to top
Author Message
Professor



Joined: 15 Apr 2009
Posts: 1948

PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, but only as in I have extreme loyalty to S4C. It is by far the highest quality channel operating in the UK and keeps the Welsh Language alive. It's drama output is quite simply astounding, whether you speak welsh or not, I highly recommend Con Passionate. I once watched an episode of it without subtitles (I speak about 6 words of Welsh) and was utterly hooked. It won a Rose D'or. All the more astounding when you realise it's a soap opera. The highest quality one in the world.

Much of S4C's best content was commissioned by Angharad Jones, who sadly passed away this year (I also thoroughly recommend the mentioned films: Solomon a Gaenor and Eldra).

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/cardiff-news/2010/02/02/s4c-drama-tribute-91466-25739309/

So yea, S4C does not deserve NuWho. It's English tripe that has invaded our fair land and S4C wouldn't touch it with a bargepole and certainly don't deserve it. (I am denouncing RTD as a traitor. A virtual Saes). We most certainly wouldn't allow our beautiful language to be polluted with such utter doggerel.

I would however, quite happily support production of NuWho being moved,lock stock and barrel, to channel Dave, to die in the 3am slot.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Author Message
Mistress Rani



Joined: 11 May 2007
Posts: 8621
Location: UK

PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FordTimelord wrote:
Mistress Rani wrote:
I don't think there is a cuurent budget relating to series 1-4 so I'm not sure what you mean by this.


I assume you mean 'current' budget. Series 1-4 are shown constantly on BBC3 so removing this would free up airtime and the costs of showing it. In addition all the hangers-on from the Rusty era could be sacked and Upper Boat Studios sold so something useful could be built (like social housing or a new McDonalds).

If you meant 'currant' budget then, while not as large as the other budget, this too could achieve a saving. Rusty only puts those sultanas on his face so he can achieve that uberchicgeek look to impress nuWho fans.
Not sure you've thought this through TBH. The costs associated with repeats on S1-4 aren't going to be huge - that's the whole point of repeats - they're cheap. So I'm not convinced it will free a huge resource.
_________________
"I'll be surprised if there's as much as 3 million of the audience left by the time Moffatt finally gets to take over" RobFilth 3/6/08

"I expect the BBC will quietly let Tennant go at the end of this year...." RobFilth 9/6/08
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Author Message
RobFilth



Joined: 08 May 2007
Posts: 9013
Location: Rallying against Rani's Repetitive Rhubarb and Rubbish.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mistress Rani wrote:
FordTimelord wrote:
Mistress Rani wrote:
I don't think there is a cuurent budget relating to series 1-4 so I'm not sure what you mean by this.


I assume you mean 'current' budget. Series 1-4 are shown constantly on BBC3 so removing this would free up airtime and the costs of showing it. In addition all the hangers-on from the Rusty era could be sacked and Upper Boat Studios sold so something useful could be built (like social housing or a new McDonalds).

If you meant 'currant' budget then, while not as large as the other budget, this too could achieve a saving. Rusty only puts those sultanas on his face so he can achieve that uberchicgeek look to impress nuWho fans.
Not sure you've thought this through TBH. The costs associated with repeats on S1-4 aren't going to be huge - that's the whole point of repeats - they're cheap. So I'm not convinced it will free a huge resource.

Those Master tapes must be taking up room in the archives however Rani, I would say in the interests of austerity they should all be wiped.

With the economy in such a bad shape, we just can't afford the space, room or money to hang on to them any more. More important things need
to and should take priority.

The BBC could make some audio versions for you to listen to in the car instead.
_________________


Rallying against Rani's Repetitive Rhubarb and Rubbish.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Author Message
Tash



Joined: 03 Jul 2010
Posts: 893
Location: Atlantis

PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The next series of Mongrels will be in need of tape, and the master copies of NuWho can provide it.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Author Message
Mistress Rani



Joined: 11 May 2007
Posts: 8621
Location: UK

PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RobFilth wrote:
Mistress Rani wrote:
FordTimelord wrote:
Mistress Rani wrote:
I don't think there is a cuurent budget relating to series 1-4 so I'm not sure what you mean by this.


I assume you mean 'current' budget. Series 1-4 are shown constantly on BBC3 so removing this would free up airtime and the costs of showing it. In addition all the hangers-on from the Rusty era could be sacked and Upper Boat Studios sold so something useful could be built (like social housing or a new McDonalds).

If you meant 'currant' budget then, while not as large as the other budget, this too could achieve a saving. Rusty only puts those sultanas on his face so he can achieve that uberchicgeek look to impress nuWho fans.
Not sure you've thought this through TBH. The costs associated with repeats on S1-4 aren't going to be huge - that's the whole point of repeats - they're cheap. So I'm not convinced it will free a huge resource.

Those Master tapes must be taking up room in the archives however Rani, I would say in the interests of austerity they should all be wiped.

With the economy in such a bad shape, we just can't afford the space, room or money to hang on to them any more. More important things need
to and should take priority.

The BBC could make some audio versions for you to listen to in the car instead.
You need to get with the times. Things can be kept on digital media these days. Rolling Eyes
_________________
"I'll be surprised if there's as much as 3 million of the audience left by the time Moffatt finally gets to take over" RobFilth 3/6/08

"I expect the BBC will quietly let Tennant go at the end of this year...." RobFilth 9/6/08
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Author Message
RobFilth



Joined: 08 May 2007
Posts: 9013
Location: Rallying against Rani's Repetitive Rhubarb and Rubbish.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mistress Rani wrote:
RobFilth wrote:
Mistress Rani wrote:
FordTimelord wrote:
Mistress Rani wrote:
I don't think there is a cuurent budget relating to series 1-4 so I'm not sure what you mean by this.


I assume you mean 'current' budget. Series 1-4 are shown constantly on BBC3 so removing this would free up airtime and the costs of showing it. In addition all the hangers-on from the Rusty era could be sacked and Upper Boat Studios sold so something useful could be built (like social housing or a new McDonalds).

If you meant 'currant' budget then, while not as large as the other budget, this too could achieve a saving. Rusty only puts those sultanas on his face so he can achieve that uberchicgeek look to impress nuWho fans.
Not sure you've thought this through TBH. The costs associated with repeats on S1-4 aren't going to be huge - that's the whole point of repeats - they're cheap. So I'm not convinced it will free a huge resource.

Those Master tapes must be taking up room in the archives however Rani, I would say in the interests of austerity they should all be wiped.

With the economy in such a bad shape, we just can't afford the space, room or money to hang on to them any more. More important things need
to and should take priority.

The BBC could make some audio versions for you to listen to in the car instead.
You need to get with the times. Things can be kept on digital media these days. Rolling Eyes

It's still taking up far too much room in the archives and with the BBC having to tighten it's belt I think that junking them is really the only answer.

But I wouldn't fret too much, I'm sure the audio can be retained for those sad enough to buy audio soundtracks to play in their car whilst they mow down little children on zebra crossings whilst driving with a Dalek voicechanger helmet on.
_________________


Rallying against Rani's Repetitive Rhubarb and Rubbish.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Author Message
_Liam_
Site Admin


Joined: 03 May 2007
Posts: 3854

PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whuh? I thought s4c was channel 4... it's a sick world


I think the beeb are whinging a bit, surely they make a tidy killing on all these UKTVwhatever channels that they slyly run
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Author Message
Tash



Joined: 03 Jul 2010
Posts: 893
Location: Atlantis

PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

_Liam_ wrote:
Whuh? I thought s4c was channel 4... it's a sick world


I think the beeb are whinging a bit, surely they make a tidy killing on all these UKTVwhatever channels that they slyly run


S4C is the Welsh language version of Channel 4, the fact that you couldn't get normal Channel 4 in Wales until recently really annoyed a lot of people.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Author Message
Jimmy Nimbus



Joined: 07 Mar 2010
Posts: 414

PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RobFilth wrote:
Mistress Rani wrote:
FordTimelord wrote:
Mistress Rani wrote:
I don't think there is a cuurent budget relating to series 1-4 so I'm not sure what you mean by this.


I assume you mean 'current' budget. Series 1-4 are shown constantly on BBC3 so removing this would free up airtime and the costs of showing it. In addition all the hangers-on from the Rusty era could be sacked and Upper Boat Studios sold so something useful could be built (like social housing or a new McDonalds).

If you meant 'currant' budget then, while not as large as the other budget, this too could achieve a saving. Rusty only puts those sultanas on his face so he can achieve that uberchicgeek look to impress nuWho fans.
Not sure you've thought this through TBH. The costs associated with repeats on S1-4 aren't going to be huge - that's the whole point of repeats - they're cheap. So I'm not convinced it will free a huge resource.

Those Master tapes must be taking up room in the archives however Rani, I would say in the interests of austerity they should all be wiped.

With the economy in such a bad shape, we just can't afford the space, room or money to hang on to them any more. More important things need
to and should take priority.

The BBC could make some audio versions for you to listen to in the car instead.


Oh, another thread I have to stop reading. And I haven't even got the chance to start.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Author Message
War Arrow



Joined: 28 May 2010
Posts: 550
Location: UK

PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did not know that S4C was particularly great, but I 'd still object on the grounds that I like the Welsh and have too much respect for them, generally speaking.

Personally I couldn't care less about saving money or freeing up space on the wax cylinders - I think the tapes (or whatever) should be wiped just for a fucking grin. Laughing
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Author Message
Snodgrass



Joined: 18 Apr 2010
Posts: 191

PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

War Arrow wrote:
I did not know that S4C was particularly great, but I 'd still object on the grounds that I like the Welsh and have too much respect for them, generally speaking.

Personally I couldn't care less about saving money or freeing up space on the wax cylinders - I think the tapes (or whatever) should be wiped just for a fucking grin. Laughing


Agreed, as NuWho is worth nothing more. Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
This forum is locked: you cannot post, reply to, or edit topics.   This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.    The Leisure Hive Forum Index -> The Current Era All times are GMT
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

© 2007-2008 Informe.com. Get Free Forum Hosting
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group
 :: 
BBTech Template by © 2003-04 MDesign