If there are two ways to go about something, the BBC will find the wrong way.
The BBC Good Food guide and all its other cultural things, from country programmes to antiques, all of those cultural things which are quintessentially British – they’re things the Beeb should be doing.
The weather, the shipping forecast, now outsourced, these are what the Beeb used to be about. Reporting on parliament, even the leftist fest Question Time, the comedy and drama.
More than 11,000 recipes are to be removed from the BBC’s website as part of a review of its online content.
Recipes from TV programmes will remain online for 30 days rather than being available indefinitely. The plans will not affect commercial services such as BBC Good Food.
The move is understood to be part of plans to save £15 million by scaling down magazine-style content as well as local news. Some travel content is also expected to be taken off-line.
How will removing 11,000 recipes:
- Not affect the Good Food guide and
- Save money? It’s just words and pics on pages. It’s already there.
This has all the hallmarks of a fit of pique against Call Me having the temerity to slash the funds. Oh well then, say the lefty bureaucrats, we’l l just have to slash our public services then, won’t we?
As if Call me cares in the least about the public, except when rigging elections.
Were the Beeb to get rid of the bureaucrats, the fatcats and clear out all the sponging lefties – now that would save a mammoth amount.