The BBC cuts services to the public

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:

  1.  Not affect the Good Food guide and
  2.  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.

4 comments for “The BBC cuts services to the public

  1. BobH
    May 17, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    If countless private individuals can run foodie and other websites that achieve good followings without going bankrupt, why can’t the Beeb just offer the whole lot lock stock and barrel to a suitable new owner who can keep it on line and accessible for the public as an ex BBC site.

    It could still remain as a link to other Beeb websites, but cost them nothing.

    Typically, the Beeb will destroy everything and then in 50 years time, people will be trawling around trying to find evidence of it like they have been trying to track down all the Dr Who films the BBC archives destroyed.

    • May 17, 2016 at 4:21 pm

      They do say the Good Food guide is already a commercial venture but I don’t see how when I can access it gratis and thankful I am too.

  2. Errol
    May 17, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    When I heard about this I didn’t get it either. A website is relatively cheap, the content is already there. Even assuming it is a few million or so – that’s easily reclaimed in cutting daft programming or excessive salaries. If that drives away ‘talent’ then so be it. The BBC doesn’t have to attract a market as people are forced to fund it regardless of content.

  3. May 17, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    It’s moved on, it seems:

    BBC climbs down over plans to axe recipe website, after public backlash

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