Have to wonder about that one, complete pants imho. But if anyone from the ABC is reading, thanks for actually screening during Xmas Looking forward to the new season.
Not really. It is made by the BBC which is tax payer funded and is unaccountable, viewer feedback dosen't mean jack ****.True, but they do have one important tool now that they didn't have before the season began, if they care to use it: viewer feedback. Which can probably be summed up as, "don't fix what ain't broke."
Ah right, I forgot how different your system is. (I curse it regularly for all the short-season shows, I find something I love and it has 24 episodes in four seasons!) But there's always basic ego - maybe they won't want to be known as the people who destroyed Doctor Who, and they'll course-correct for that reason?Not really. It is made by the BBC which is tax payer funded and is unaccountable, viewer feedback dosen't mean jack ****.
The BBC is not tax payer funded, it's funded by a universal TV licence fee that's very much separate from general tax revenues and ensures the BBC remains independent of direct government interference over editorial and programming policy.Not really. It is made by the BBC which is tax payer funded and is unaccountable, viewer feedback dosen't mean jack ****.
C'mon, give everyone in the UK a break. The licence fee is has to be paid no matter what, it is a tax. You tell me how i can't pay it, if i want to watch non bbc progs i still have to pay. There is very much an opionion within the UK that the bbc is biased towards the left, the popular opionion supports this.The BBC is not tax payer funded, it's funded by a universal TV licence fee that's very much separate from general tax revenues and ensures the BBC remains independent of direct government interference over editorial and programming policy.
They are very much accountable by the fact that they have to deliver both decent audience shares and specialist programming, both on TV & radio, which the commercial sector doesn't deliver in the UK, in order to justify their continued existence.
As far as the Dr Who Xmas special is concerned, it was very cheesy, which these specials tend to be, overall it was OK, but nothing special and could have done with a lot more exposure (ooh, err, madam ) of Amy – she only had a ‘bit’ part.
NB - for overseas readers information UK broadcast media is required by law to be unbias, which for the BBC is covered by the 'Royal Charter' under which they operate and for the commercial sector it's covered by their broadcast licences issued by OFCOM (The Office of Communications - the independent telecommunications regulator).More than 50 per cent (503 people) of the 1,000 British adults quizzed by polling firm iCD Research - on behalf of Press Gazette – said they favoured the BBC’s political reporting over other radio, TV, print and online sources.
http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/search_results.asp?refresh=0&keyword=Sky+News&searchtype=kyphase&mags=1&resorder=0&imageField.x=38&imageField.y=17Sky News was considered the second most trustworthy source of political reporting, named as such by seven per cent of respondents, followed by ITV national news which was named by 5.3 per cent of those surveyed.
<PC mode>And why no love for Amy Pond and her short skirt?