MPs' fury as BBC plans to pull out of city

The BBC studio at the National Media Museum in Bradford

The BBC studio at the National Media Museum in Bradford

First published in News Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , T&A Reporter

A Bradford MP was today due to lobby BBC chairman Lord Patten after the broadcaster revealed it will close its Bradford operations at the National Media Museum in a cost-cutting cull and relinquish its control of the big screen in Centenary Square.

Bradford South MP Gerry Sutcliffe yesterday said he would call on the corporation boss to reverse a decision to close the multimedia facility, which doubles as a ‘live exhibition’ in the museum, as Lord Patten faces questions from MPs over the Jimmy Savile saga during a culture, media and sport select committee at Westminster.

The corporation confirmed it will close its Bradford studio, which is home to staff from BBC Radio Leeds and the BBC Asian Network, to “save significant recurring costs” next March.

A spokesman said there would be no job losses and the BBC remains “committed to fully representing Bradford”, but Mr Sutcliffe said the closure would mean Bradford is the “largest city in the country” not to have a presence from the broadcaster.

“Bradford is getting a raw deal, I think it’ll definitely have an impact on how it can cover stories in the city,” Mr Sutcliffe said.

“I have written to the BBC urging them to keep the studio open. It’s got a long-standing history in Bradford – there used to be a studio in City Hall.

“But it’s also an important part of the Media Museum and it would be sad for the BBC not to be represented there.

“I’ll be speaking to Lord Patten and urging him to reconsider this decision.”

Bradford West MP George Galloway said he would be joining Mr Sutcliffe in urging the BBC to keep the site open.

“This is completely unacceptable. The cuts should come from the top.

“I will be joining other MPs in the area to ensure the catastrophic decision is not implemented.”

The facility in the media museum, which was opened by then BBC director general Greg Dyke in 2003, is part of its £3 million Experience TV exhibition, which allows visitors to watch journalists producing material for broadcast on local and national radio and television.

The studio also has a television interview point, which is used by the BBC, with video editing equipment and an observable radio studio.

A BBC spokesman said it was committed to reducing the size of its property estate to save “significant recurring costs”.

“As such, the Bradford studio will close at the end of March 2013,” he added. “The BBC remains committed to fully representing Bradford in our output. The BBC in Yorkshire is piloting new technology to cover the region including mobile broadcasting capability.”

Earlier this month the Telegraph & Argus reported how the BBC gifted its collection of almost 1,000 historical objects to the museum as part of its celebrations to mark the broadcaster’s 90th anniversary.

The collection tells the story of British broadcasting, and specifically the BBC, from its earliest pioneering days in the 1920s up to the present day.

A spokesman for the National Media Museum confirmed the studio was part of its Experience TV gallery, which opened in 2006, giving visitors an “insight into the workings of a modern radio studio”.

“Over the past six years there have been considerable changes in the way regional broadcasting has been delivered and we now have an opportunity to think about the future use of this space,” she said.

“The BBC will continue to be highlighted within the museum thanks to the BBC Heritage Collection we acquired earlier this month. The closure of the studio will not have any financial implications on the programme of events and activities.”

The BBC has also  confirmed it will withdraw its involvement in ‘big screens’ across the country, including one in Bradford city centre, to save £1.4 million a year.
But David Wilson, director of Bradford City of Film, last night told the Telegraph & Argus the city’s screen, which first started broadcasting in 2005, will not be switched off.
The Bradford Council-owned screen shows live events the BBC holds the rights to, as well as a rolling stream of coverage provided by the broadcaster, but that deal will end next March.
Mr Wilson said a meeting was being held today with the other 22 ‘big screen’ cities across the country about the future, but said discussions were taking place in Bradford about “new models” for the screen.
“We definitely will not be switching it off,” he said.
“We will be looking at all options – for example, working with Bradford University to discuss students providing content or working with other broadcasters. We will also be able to show free-to-air BBC content.
“It is not the case that at the end of the year we will be switching it off, but there will be a new model in place.”
Caroline Thomson, BBC chief operating officer, said staffing and production for the ‘big screens’ costs the broadcaster £1.4 million a year and the budget for its operations division, which the scheme comes under, is being cut by 25 per cent.

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10:55am Tue 27 Nov 12

angry bradfordian says...

Interesting to see Philip Davies not quoted on this when he's on the Culture Select committee and was involved in Pattern's selection. He seems to want funding for the BBC cut (or even removed) so he's probably happy with this decision.

I can't see how it really affects the city. I only know they're broadcasting from Bradford when they mention it and it's not like it's a Bradford only zone when they're there.
Interesting to see Philip Davies not quoted on this when he's on the Culture Select committee and was involved in Pattern's selection. He seems to want funding for the BBC cut (or even removed) so he's probably happy with this decision. I can't see how it really affects the city. I only know they're broadcasting from Bradford when they mention it and it's not like it's a Bradford only zone when they're there. angry bradfordian
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10:56am Tue 27 Nov 12

Avro says...

With dwindling visitor numbers to the museum, this can only be described as disastrous.
Not only does this herald the loss of its use for Bradford reports on BBC Radio Leeds, but the loss of the Studio as an integral attraction of the Museum and its funding with it!
With dwindling visitor numbers to the museum, this can only be described as disastrous. Not only does this herald the loss of its use for Bradford reports on BBC Radio Leeds, but the loss of the Studio as an integral attraction of the Museum and its funding with it! Avro
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11:03am Tue 27 Nov 12

RollandSmoke says...

Maybe the big screen could air messages from our illustrious leader Heir Cameron and city park could host a daily two minutes of hate along with doublegoodplus announcements about chocolate rations and how we were never at war with Al Qaeda
Maybe the big screen could air messages from our illustrious leader Heir Cameron and city park could host a daily two minutes of hate along with doublegoodplus announcements about chocolate rations and how we were never at war with Al Qaeda RollandSmoke
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11:09am Tue 27 Nov 12

Albion. says...

I'm surprised that the BBC ever wanted links with Bradford in the first place, I thought they had more sense and self-respect.
I'm surprised that the BBC ever wanted links with Bradford in the first place, I thought they had more sense and self-respect. Albion.
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11:25am Tue 27 Nov 12

Another Landless Peasant says...

The only ones to blame are the Tories and their insane spending cuts. Thye don't like the BBC, it's too much like Socialism for them, so they are out to close it down, or worse still privatise it. Short-sighted idiots.
The only ones to blame are the Tories and their insane spending cuts. Thye don't like the BBC, it's too much like Socialism for them, so they are out to close it down, or worse still privatise it. Short-sighted idiots. Another Landless Peasant
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11:29am Tue 27 Nov 12

RollandSmoke says...

This is Winston Smith reporting from Bradford.
Today's headlines
WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH
Details as we get them here on the Ministry of truth channel, the only channel you'll ever need and soon to be the only one you'll ever get.
This is Winston Smith reporting from Bradford. Today's headlines WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH Details as we get them here on the Ministry of truth channel, the only channel you'll ever need and soon to be the only one you'll ever get. RollandSmoke
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11:33am Tue 27 Nov 12

angry bradfordian says...

Another Landless Peasant wrote:
The only ones to blame are the Tories and their insane spending cuts. Thye don't like the BBC, it's too much like Socialism for them, so they are out to close it down, or worse still privatise it. Short-sighted idiots.
I actually agree with a lot of Philip Davies' comments but his constant moaning about the BBC have appalled me.
I don't know if he thinks it's populist to have a go at the BBC but it's far better than any of the alternatives. He'll probably not be happy until all our stations look like Fox News.
[quote][p][bold]Another Landless Peasant[/bold] wrote: The only ones to blame are the Tories and their insane spending cuts. Thye don't like the BBC, it's too much like Socialism for them, so they are out to close it down, or worse still privatise it. Short-sighted idiots.[/p][/quote]I actually agree with a lot of Philip Davies' comments but his constant moaning about the BBC have appalled me. I don't know if he thinks it's populist to have a go at the BBC but it's far better than any of the alternatives. He'll probably not be happy until all our stations look like Fox News. angry bradfordian
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11:33am Tue 27 Nov 12

Albion. says...

Another Landless Peasant wrote:
The only ones to blame are the Tories and their insane spending cuts. Thye don't like the BBC, it's too much like Socialism for them, so they are out to close it down, or worse still privatise it. Short-sighted idiots.
Possibly, but I would bet that the majority of people given the option to opt out of the licence and either do without the BBC or make it use sponsors, would take that option.
[quote][p][bold]Another Landless Peasant[/bold] wrote: The only ones to blame are the Tories and their insane spending cuts. Thye don't like the BBC, it's too much like Socialism for them, so they are out to close it down, or worse still privatise it. Short-sighted idiots.[/p][/quote]Possibly, but I would bet that the majority of people given the option to opt out of the licence and either do without the BBC or make it use sponsors, would take that option. Albion.
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11:55am Tue 27 Nov 12

Bfd bloke says...

I think it is very shortsighted for the BBC to close their studio in the Media Museum. The museum focuses on the national media so the importance of keeping a presence here cannot be understated. No other city has a National Media Museum and that alone should mean the BBC retains its studio in Bradford. It is much more to Bradford than just closing a studio as it is part of our main museum.
I think it is very shortsighted for the BBC to close their studio in the Media Museum. The museum focuses on the national media so the importance of keeping a presence here cannot be understated. No other city has a National Media Museum and that alone should mean the BBC retains its studio in Bradford. It is much more to Bradford than just closing a studio as it is part of our main museum. Bfd bloke
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11:55am Tue 27 Nov 12

bhuna156 says...

Avro wrote:
With dwindling visitor numbers to the museum, this can only be described as disastrous. Not only does this herald the loss of its use for Bradford reports on BBC Radio Leeds, but the loss of the Studio as an integral attraction of the Museum and its funding with it!
half a million visitors per year is hardly a dwindling amount.
The studio is not an integral attraction to the museum at all, you're not even allowed inside it!
Maybe now you will be allowed inside and it could very well become an integral attraction.
[quote][p][bold]Avro[/bold] wrote: With dwindling visitor numbers to the museum, this can only be described as disastrous. Not only does this herald the loss of its use for Bradford reports on BBC Radio Leeds, but the loss of the Studio as an integral attraction of the Museum and its funding with it![/p][/quote]half a million visitors per year is hardly a dwindling amount. The studio is not an integral attraction to the museum at all, you're not even allowed inside it! Maybe now you will be allowed inside and it could very well become an integral attraction. bhuna156
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11:57am Tue 27 Nov 12

bhuna156 says...

The BBC tried to cover up a peadophile so good riddance to them!
The BBC tried to cover up a peadophile so good riddance to them! bhuna156
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12:06pm Tue 27 Nov 12

sam-tyler says...

bhuna156 wrote:
The BBC tried to cover up a peadophile so good riddance to them!
Is that someone who abuses Birdseye frozen products?

bhuna/Love Bradford/Reno.... you Illiterate numpty.
[quote][p][bold]bhuna156[/bold] wrote: The BBC tried to cover up a peadophile so good riddance to them![/p][/quote]Is that someone who abuses Birdseye frozen products? bhuna/Love Bradford/Reno.... you Illiterate numpty. sam-tyler
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12:06pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Albion. says...

bhuna156 wrote:
The BBC tried to cover up a peadophile so good riddance to them!
If you are referring to ongoing enquiries it would be unwise to comment at this time.
On the other hand, the BBC has just paid a high price in money and senior positions, for actually accusing (wrongfully) someone of being a paedophile.
[quote][p][bold]bhuna156[/bold] wrote: The BBC tried to cover up a peadophile so good riddance to them![/p][/quote]If you are referring to ongoing enquiries it would be unwise to comment at this time. On the other hand, the BBC has just paid a high price in money and senior positions, for actually accusing (wrongfully) someone of being a paedophile. Albion.
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12:11pm Tue 27 Nov 12

sam-tyler says...

bhuna156 wrote:
Avro wrote:
With dwindling visitor numbers to the museum, this can only be described as disastrous. Not only does this herald the loss of its use for Bradford reports on BBC Radio Leeds, but the loss of the Studio as an integral attraction of the Museum and its funding with it!half a million visitors per year is hardly a dwindling amount.
The studio is not an integral attraction to the museum at all, you're not even allowed inside it!
Maybe now you will be allowed inside and it could very well become an integral attraction.
Don't get too excited. The museum still gets over half a million visitors each year, making it one of the most visited museums outside of London - and visitors are up on last year.
=
You can't go inside the studio, you can only have a look through the glass so it's hardly an exhibit. Maybe once it's unused visitors will be allowed to go inside and have a good look at what a real studio looks like close up, or the space can be used for something else exciting.


Hmmm, it can't be, surely?
[quote][p][bold]bhuna156[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Avro[/bold] wrote: With dwindling visitor numbers to the museum, this can only be described as disastrous. Not only does this herald the loss of its use for Bradford reports on BBC Radio Leeds, but the loss of the Studio as an integral attraction of the Museum and its funding with it![/p][/quote]half a million visitors per year is hardly a dwindling amount. The studio is not an integral attraction to the museum at all, you're not even allowed inside it! Maybe now you will be allowed inside and it could very well become an integral attraction.[/p][/quote][quote="Love Bradford"] Don't get too excited. The museum still gets over half a million visitors each year, making it one of the most visited museums outside of London - and visitors are up on last year. = You can't go inside the studio, you can only have a look through the glass so it's hardly an exhibit. Maybe once it's unused visitors will be allowed to go inside and have a good look at what a real studio looks like close up, or the space can be used for something else exciting.[/quote] Hmmm, it can't be, surely? sam-tyler
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12:20pm Tue 27 Nov 12

RollandSmoke says...

Albion. wrote:
bhuna156 wrote:
The BBC tried to cover up a peadophile so good riddance to them!
If you are referring to ongoing enquiries it would be unwise to comment at this time.
On the other hand, the BBC has just paid a high price in money and senior positions, for actually accusing (wrongfully) someone of being a paedophile.
I thought the accuser dropped the allegations citing mistaken identity hence ending any further inquiry. But if you've believed for over 30 years that someone abused you you're not likely to know what that very public figure looks like are you?
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bhuna156[/bold] wrote: The BBC tried to cover up a peadophile so good riddance to them![/p][/quote]If you are referring to ongoing enquiries it would be unwise to comment at this time. On the other hand, the BBC has just paid a high price in money and senior positions, for actually accusing (wrongfully) someone of being a paedophile.[/p][/quote]I thought the accuser dropped the allegations citing mistaken identity hence ending any further inquiry. But if you've believed for over 30 years that someone abused you you're not likely to know what that very public figure looks like are you? RollandSmoke
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12:34pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Baildonboy says...

On the one hand I agree that the BBC needs to cut it's massive overheads but personally you don't want to see any impact locally.

If the studio facilities are that good why not let a community radio station make use of them ?

Silver cloud etc
On the one hand I agree that the BBC needs to cut it's massive overheads but personally you don't want to see any impact locally. If the studio facilities are that good why not let a community radio station make use of them ? Silver cloud etc Baildonboy
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12:34pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Albion. says...

RollandSmoke wrote:
Albion. wrote:
bhuna156 wrote:
The BBC tried to cover up a peadophile so good riddance to them!
If you are referring to ongoing enquiries it would be unwise to comment at this time.
On the other hand, the BBC has just paid a high price in money and senior positions, for actually accusing (wrongfully) someone of being a paedophile.
I thought the accuser dropped the allegations citing mistaken identity hence ending any further inquiry. But if you've believed for over 30 years that someone abused you you're not likely to know what that very public figure looks like are you?
If you are suggesting some sort of cover up, I should be very careful if I were you.
Anyway this line of thought has nothing to do with the particular topic here.
[quote][p][bold]RollandSmoke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bhuna156[/bold] wrote: The BBC tried to cover up a peadophile so good riddance to them![/p][/quote]If you are referring to ongoing enquiries it would be unwise to comment at this time. On the other hand, the BBC has just paid a high price in money and senior positions, for actually accusing (wrongfully) someone of being a paedophile.[/p][/quote]I thought the accuser dropped the allegations citing mistaken identity hence ending any further inquiry. But if you've believed for over 30 years that someone abused you you're not likely to know what that very public figure looks like are you?[/p][/quote]If you are suggesting some sort of cover up, I should be very careful if I were you. Anyway this line of thought has nothing to do with the particular topic here. Albion.
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12:35pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Baildonboy says...

On the one hand I agree that the BBC needs to cut it's massive overheads but personally you don't want to see any impact locally.

If the studio facilities are that good why not let a community radio station make use of them ?

Silver cloud etc
On the one hand I agree that the BBC needs to cut it's massive overheads but personally you don't want to see any impact locally. If the studio facilities are that good why not let a community radio station make use of them ? Silver cloud etc Baildonboy
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12:35pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Baildonboy says...

On the one hand I agree that the BBC needs to cut it's massive overheads but personally you don't want to see any impact locally.

If the studio facilities are that good why not let a community radio station make use of them ?

Silver cloud etc
On the one hand I agree that the BBC needs to cut it's massive overheads but personally you don't want to see any impact locally. If the studio facilities are that good why not let a community radio station make use of them ? Silver cloud etc Baildonboy
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1:13pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Avro says...

bhuna156 wrote:
Avro wrote:
With dwindling visitor numbers to the museum, this can only be described as disastrous. Not only does this herald the loss of its use for Bradford reports on BBC Radio Leeds, but the loss of the Studio as an integral attraction of the Museum and its funding with it!
half a million visitors per year is hardly a dwindling amount.
The studio is not an integral attraction to the museum at all, you're not even allowed inside it!
Maybe now you will be allowed inside and it could very well become an integral attraction.
The visitor number has halved within 10 years, if this is not a dwindling number, then what is??

Read and weep plantpot!

http://www.bbc.co.uk
/news/uk-england-lee
ds-19914588
[quote][p][bold]bhuna156[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Avro[/bold] wrote: With dwindling visitor numbers to the museum, this can only be described as disastrous. Not only does this herald the loss of its use for Bradford reports on BBC Radio Leeds, but the loss of the Studio as an integral attraction of the Museum and its funding with it![/p][/quote]half a million visitors per year is hardly a dwindling amount. The studio is not an integral attraction to the museum at all, you're not even allowed inside it! Maybe now you will be allowed inside and it could very well become an integral attraction.[/p][/quote]The visitor number has halved within 10 years, if this is not a dwindling number, then what is?? Read and weep plantpot! http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-england-lee ds-19914588 Avro
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1:13pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Avro says...

bhuna156 wrote:
Avro wrote:
With dwindling visitor numbers to the museum, this can only be described as disastrous. Not only does this herald the loss of its use for Bradford reports on BBC Radio Leeds, but the loss of the Studio as an integral attraction of the Museum and its funding with it!
half a million visitors per year is hardly a dwindling amount.
The studio is not an integral attraction to the museum at all, you're not even allowed inside it!
Maybe now you will be allowed inside and it could very well become an integral attraction.
The visitor number has halved within 10 years, if this is not a dwindling number, then what is??

Read and weep plantpot!

http://www.bbc.co.uk
/news/uk-england-lee
ds-19914588
[quote][p][bold]bhuna156[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Avro[/bold] wrote: With dwindling visitor numbers to the museum, this can only be described as disastrous. Not only does this herald the loss of its use for Bradford reports on BBC Radio Leeds, but the loss of the Studio as an integral attraction of the Museum and its funding with it![/p][/quote]half a million visitors per year is hardly a dwindling amount. The studio is not an integral attraction to the museum at all, you're not even allowed inside it! Maybe now you will be allowed inside and it could very well become an integral attraction.[/p][/quote]The visitor number has halved within 10 years, if this is not a dwindling number, then what is?? Read and weep plantpot! http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-england-lee ds-19914588 Avro
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1:46pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Thee Voice of Reason says...

bhuna156 wrote:
Avro wrote: With dwindling visitor numbers to the museum, this can only be described as disastrous. Not only does this herald the loss of its use for Bradford reports on BBC Radio Leeds, but the loss of the Studio as an integral attraction of the Museum and its funding with it!
half a million visitors per year is hardly a dwindling amount. The studio is not an integral attraction to the museum at all, you're not even allowed inside it! Maybe now you will be allowed inside and it could very well become an integral attraction.
Half a million is a dwindling amount when you start with 1m.

How can you say anything other than it being a dwindling amount when it has halved in 10 years.
[quote][p][bold]bhuna156[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Avro[/bold] wrote: With dwindling visitor numbers to the museum, this can only be described as disastrous. Not only does this herald the loss of its use for Bradford reports on BBC Radio Leeds, but the loss of the Studio as an integral attraction of the Museum and its funding with it![/p][/quote]half a million visitors per year is hardly a dwindling amount. The studio is not an integral attraction to the museum at all, you're not even allowed inside it! Maybe now you will be allowed inside and it could very well become an integral attraction.[/p][/quote]Half a million is a dwindling amount when you start with 1m. How can you say anything other than it being a dwindling amount when it has halved in 10 years. Thee Voice of Reason
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1:52pm Tue 27 Nov 12

ifallwerelikemumby says...

sutcliffe too late as was too busy trying to be the white knight in shining armour trying to save a failed rugby club who had over spent and got the public to bail out.
sutcliffe too late as was too busy trying to be the white knight in shining armour trying to save a failed rugby club who had over spent and got the public to bail out. ifallwerelikemumby
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1:53pm Tue 27 Nov 12

basil fawlty says...

Here we go again, savings need to be made, so once again Bradford loses out, Leeds benefits. Same old story. This is another example of why the city is dieing. It started in the 80s.
Here we go again, savings need to be made, so once again Bradford loses out, Leeds benefits. Same old story. This is another example of why the city is dieing. It started in the 80s. basil fawlty
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2:05pm Tue 27 Nov 12

tinytoonster says...

Another Landless Peasant wrote:
The only ones to blame are the Tories and their insane spending cuts. Thye don't like the BBC, it's too much like Socialism for them, so they are out to close it down, or worse still privatise it. Short-sighted idiots.
everything the tories fault with you.
change the record and get a job.
bbc is a bloated corporation which SHOULD be made cost effective.
i would give it up tomorrow if i could.
virgin and sky customers should get a discounted licence for this tripe.
bbc are biased anyway.
[quote][p][bold]Another Landless Peasant[/bold] wrote: The only ones to blame are the Tories and their insane spending cuts. Thye don't like the BBC, it's too much like Socialism for them, so they are out to close it down, or worse still privatise it. Short-sighted idiots.[/p][/quote]everything the tories fault with you. change the record and get a job. bbc is a bloated corporation which SHOULD be made cost effective. i would give it up tomorrow if i could. virgin and sky customers should get a discounted licence for this tripe. bbc are biased anyway. tinytoonster
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2:07pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Shelfrhino says...

When a ship is sinking, the wisest tend to get off as quickly a possible.

I note that Gerry Sutcliffe MP is outraged by this, yet he is quite happy to be associated with a doorstep lending company who's shoddy practice's were highlighted in a programme broadcast by the BBC. Strange that...
When a ship is sinking, the wisest tend to get off as quickly a possible. I note that Gerry Sutcliffe MP is outraged by this, yet he is quite happy to be associated with a doorstep lending company who's shoddy practice's were highlighted in a programme broadcast by the BBC. Strange that... Shelfrhino
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2:18pm Tue 27 Nov 12

webess says...

basil fawlty wrote:
Here we go again, savings need to be made, so once again Bradford loses out, Leeds benefits. Same old story. This is another example of why the city is dieing. It started in the 80s.
Agree 100%

Leeds and Manchester are being propped up by the tax payer to the detriment of neighbouring towns.
[quote][p][bold]basil fawlty[/bold] wrote: Here we go again, savings need to be made, so once again Bradford loses out, Leeds benefits. Same old story. This is another example of why the city is dieing. It started in the 80s.[/p][/quote]Agree 100% Leeds and Manchester are being propped up by the tax payer to the detriment of neighbouring towns. webess
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2:20pm Tue 27 Nov 12

webess says...

I have it on good authority that some staff on Look North are earning six figure salaries - for producing not a particularly good product.

Why don't the BBC cut back on the bloated payroll first?
I have it on good authority that some staff on Look North are earning six figure salaries - for producing not a particularly good product. Why don't the BBC cut back on the bloated payroll first? webess
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2:25pm Tue 27 Nov 12

RuggerTyke says...

At least kiddy-fiddler Saville's Leeds won't be affected.
At least kiddy-fiddler Saville's Leeds won't be affected. RuggerTyke
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2:28pm Tue 27 Nov 12

RuggerTyke says...

webess wrote:
basil fawlty wrote:
Here we go again, savings need to be made, so once again Bradford loses out, Leeds benefits. Same old story. This is another example of why the city is dieing. It started in the 80s.
Agree 100%

Leeds and Manchester are being propped up by the tax payer to the detriment of neighbouring towns.
Salford says Hi.

That is a lie.

Manchester has boosted Salford massively by getting the BBC to relocate there and I'm almost certain the more prominent members of the 'Leeds City Region' have enforced this move!

Bradford is not independent!
[quote][p][bold]webess[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]basil fawlty[/bold] wrote: Here we go again, savings need to be made, so once again Bradford loses out, Leeds benefits. Same old story. This is another example of why the city is dieing. It started in the 80s.[/p][/quote]Agree 100% Leeds and Manchester are being propped up by the tax payer to the detriment of neighbouring towns.[/p][/quote]Salford says Hi. That is a lie. Manchester has boosted Salford massively by getting the BBC to relocate there and I'm almost certain the more prominent members of the 'Leeds City Region' have enforced this move! Bradford is not independent! RuggerTyke
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2:45pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Scargutt2 says...

The BBC simply doesn't know what it's doing. Anyone who has tried in recent years to follow football on radio Leeds will know that you cannot follow the region's biggest and most supported club (the one with the same name as their own radio station) and the second biggest club has had coverage pulled for away games, then home games and now full coverage is offered. The only uninterrupted coverage has been for the region's third team, which is bizarre.

They will be back in Bradford soon, once they regret leaving the media city Bradford is slowly turning in to.
The BBC simply doesn't know what it's doing. Anyone who has tried in recent years to follow football on radio Leeds will know that you cannot follow the region's biggest and most supported club (the one with the same name as their own radio station) and the second biggest club has had coverage pulled for away games, then home games and now full coverage is offered. The only uninterrupted coverage has been for the region's third team, which is bizarre. They will be back in Bradford soon, once they regret leaving the media city Bradford is slowly turning in to. Scargutt2
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2:46pm Tue 27 Nov 12

yezboss says...

Not sure if anynone noticed the precursor to this when the BBC shut down the Bradford local website about a year ago. Bradford is now 'covered' - literally, on the Leeds site. One more nail in the coffin.
Not sure if anynone noticed the precursor to this when the BBC shut down the Bradford local website about a year ago. Bradford is now 'covered' - literally, on the Leeds site. One more nail in the coffin. yezboss
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3:10pm Tue 27 Nov 12

C.T.I.D says...

So what?? Only a few Radio Leeds shows were broadcast from Bradford!
It's hardly going to affect the Media Museum or the city of Bradford if now they're not is it? Some of you need to get a grip.
So what?? Only a few Radio Leeds shows were broadcast from Bradford! It's hardly going to affect the Media Museum or the city of Bradford if now they're not is it? Some of you need to get a grip. C.T.I.D
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3:13pm Tue 27 Nov 12

RuggerTyke says...

C.T.I.D wrote:
So what?? Only a few Radio Leeds shows were broadcast from Bradford!
It's hardly going to affect the Media Museum or the city of Bradford if now they're not is it? Some of you need to get a grip.
The kiddy-fiddlers will presumably be shutting the BBC sections together with the studio.
[quote][p][bold]C.T.I.D[/bold] wrote: So what?? Only a few Radio Leeds shows were broadcast from Bradford! It's hardly going to affect the Media Museum or the city of Bradford if now they're not is it? Some of you need to get a grip.[/p][/quote]The kiddy-fiddlers will presumably be shutting the BBC sections together with the studio. RuggerTyke
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3:30pm Tue 27 Nov 12

RollandSmoke says...

http://www.gerrysutc
liffe.org.uk/why-the
-bbc-must-stay-in-br
adford/
http://www.gerrysutc liffe.org.uk/why-the -bbc-must-stay-in-br adford/ RollandSmoke
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4:01pm Tue 27 Nov 12

RollandSmoke says...

If any BBC staff find themselves out of work due to this I believe First may be looking for someone with experience of remotely operating a camera and the archiving of footage.
If any BBC staff find themselves out of work due to this I believe First may be looking for someone with experience of remotely operating a camera and the archiving of footage. RollandSmoke
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4:07pm Tue 27 Nov 12

GABRIEL.NORDE says...

It has'nt taken Patten long to wield his silly axe on our Film and Photographic Museum, after "giftin" George Entwistle a massive christmas box! Because THE **** IDIOT has realised he's been a FOOL. As a licence fee payer for watchig NOTHING ON THE BBC CHANS - AS I'M AN AVID SPORTS FOLLOWER- I demand there be a PETTITION against THIS CRUEL, MADDENING AND, IRRESPONSIBLE DECISION.
It has'nt taken Patten long to wield his silly axe on our Film and Photographic Museum, after "giftin" George Entwistle a massive christmas box! Because THE **** IDIOT has realised he's been a FOOL. As a licence fee payer for watchig NOTHING ON THE BBC CHANS - AS I'M AN AVID SPORTS FOLLOWER- I demand there be a PETTITION against THIS CRUEL, MADDENING AND, IRRESPONSIBLE DECISION. GABRIEL.NORDE
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4:14pm Tue 27 Nov 12

tinytoonster says...

Scargutt2 wrote:
The BBC simply doesn't know what it's doing. Anyone who has tried in recent years to follow football on radio Leeds will know that you cannot follow the region's biggest and most supported club (the one with the same name as their own radio station) and the second biggest club has had coverage pulled for away games, then home games and now full coverage is offered. The only uninterrupted coverage has been for the region's third team, which is bizarre.

They will be back in Bradford soon, once they regret leaving the media city Bradford is slowly turning in to.
that will change once bates as gone.
[quote][p][bold]Scargutt2[/bold] wrote: The BBC simply doesn't know what it's doing. Anyone who has tried in recent years to follow football on radio Leeds will know that you cannot follow the region's biggest and most supported club (the one with the same name as their own radio station) and the second biggest club has had coverage pulled for away games, then home games and now full coverage is offered. The only uninterrupted coverage has been for the region's third team, which is bizarre. They will be back in Bradford soon, once they regret leaving the media city Bradford is slowly turning in to.[/p][/quote]that will change once bates as gone. tinytoonster
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4:22pm Tue 27 Nov 12

GABRIEL.NORDE says...

angry bradfordian wrote:
Interesting to see Philip Davies not quoted on this when he's on the Culture Select committee and was involved in Pattern's selection. He seems to want funding for the BBC cut (or even removed) so he's probably happy with this decision.

I can't see how it really affects the city. I only know they're broadcasting from Bradford when they mention it and it's not like it's a Bradford only zone when they're there.
It affects the city in a major way, my friend, ECONOMICALLY and, FINANCIALLY. And since the opening in 2003 of the Film and Photographic Museum by Greg Dyke, Bradford has really and truly become a Cosmopolitan city to be proud of... a true metropolism which can be seen and talked about...GLOBALLY.
[quote][p][bold]angry bradfordian[/bold] wrote: Interesting to see Philip Davies not quoted on this when he's on the Culture Select committee and was involved in Pattern's selection. He seems to want funding for the BBC cut (or even removed) so he's probably happy with this decision. I can't see how it really affects the city. I only know they're broadcasting from Bradford when they mention it and it's not like it's a Bradford only zone when they're there.[/p][/quote]It affects the city in a major way, my friend, ECONOMICALLY and, FINANCIALLY. And since the opening in 2003 of the Film and Photographic Museum by Greg Dyke, Bradford has really and truly become a Cosmopolitan city to be proud of... a true metropolism which can be seen and talked about...GLOBALLY. GABRIEL.NORDE
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4:22pm Tue 27 Nov 12

GABRIEL.NORDE says...

angry bradfordian wrote:
Interesting to see Philip Davies not quoted on this when he's on the Culture Select committee and was involved in Pattern's selection. He seems to want funding for the BBC cut (or even removed) so he's probably happy with this decision.

I can't see how it really affects the city. I only know they're broadcasting from Bradford when they mention it and it's not like it's a Bradford only zone when they're there.
It affects the city in a major way, my friend, ECONOMICALLY and, FINANCIALLY. And since the opening in 2003 of the Film and Photographic Museum by Greg Dyke, Bradford has really and truly become a Cosmopolitan city to be proud of... a true metropolism which can be seen and talked about...GLOBALLY.
[quote][p][bold]angry bradfordian[/bold] wrote: Interesting to see Philip Davies not quoted on this when he's on the Culture Select committee and was involved in Pattern's selection. He seems to want funding for the BBC cut (or even removed) so he's probably happy with this decision. I can't see how it really affects the city. I only know they're broadcasting from Bradford when they mention it and it's not like it's a Bradford only zone when they're there.[/p][/quote]It affects the city in a major way, my friend, ECONOMICALLY and, FINANCIALLY. And since the opening in 2003 of the Film and Photographic Museum by Greg Dyke, Bradford has really and truly become a Cosmopolitan city to be proud of... a true metropolism which can be seen and talked about...GLOBALLY. GABRIEL.NORDE
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4:23pm Tue 27 Nov 12

GABRIEL.NORDE says...

angry bradfordian wrote:
Interesting to see Philip Davies not quoted on this when he's on the Culture Select committee and was involved in Pattern's selection. He seems to want funding for the BBC cut (or even removed) so he's probably happy with this decision.

I can't see how it really affects the city. I only know they're broadcasting from Bradford when they mention it and it's not like it's a Bradford only zone when they're there.
It affects the city in a major way, my friend, ECONOMICALLY and, FINANCIALLY. And since the opening in 2003 of the Film and Photographic Museum by Greg Dyke, Bradford has really and truly become a Cosmopolitan city to be proud of... a true metropolism which can be seen and talked about...GLOBALLY.
[quote][p][bold]angry bradfordian[/bold] wrote: Interesting to see Philip Davies not quoted on this when he's on the Culture Select committee and was involved in Pattern's selection. He seems to want funding for the BBC cut (or even removed) so he's probably happy with this decision. I can't see how it really affects the city. I only know they're broadcasting from Bradford when they mention it and it's not like it's a Bradford only zone when they're there.[/p][/quote]It affects the city in a major way, my friend, ECONOMICALLY and, FINANCIALLY. And since the opening in 2003 of the Film and Photographic Museum by Greg Dyke, Bradford has really and truly become a Cosmopolitan city to be proud of... a true metropolism which can be seen and talked about...GLOBALLY. GABRIEL.NORDE
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4:23pm Tue 27 Nov 12

GABRIEL.NORDE says...

angry bradfordian wrote:
Interesting to see Philip Davies not quoted on this when he's on the Culture Select committee and was involved in Pattern's selection. He seems to want funding for the BBC cut (or even removed) so he's probably happy with this decision.

I can't see how it really affects the city. I only know they're broadcasting from Bradford when they mention it and it's not like it's a Bradford only zone when they're there.
It affects the city in a major way, my friend, ECONOMICALLY and, FINANCIALLY. And since the opening in 2003 of the Film and Photographic Museum by Greg Dyke, Bradford has really and truly become a Cosmopolitan city to be proud of... a true metropolism which can be seen and talked about...GLOBALLY.
[quote][p][bold]angry bradfordian[/bold] wrote: Interesting to see Philip Davies not quoted on this when he's on the Culture Select committee and was involved in Pattern's selection. He seems to want funding for the BBC cut (or even removed) so he's probably happy with this decision. I can't see how it really affects the city. I only know they're broadcasting from Bradford when they mention it and it's not like it's a Bradford only zone when they're there.[/p][/quote]It affects the city in a major way, my friend, ECONOMICALLY and, FINANCIALLY. And since the opening in 2003 of the Film and Photographic Museum by Greg Dyke, Bradford has really and truly become a Cosmopolitan city to be proud of... a true metropolism which can be seen and talked about...GLOBALLY. GABRIEL.NORDE
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4:43pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Reality50 says...

Bradford has only itself to blame. For 20 years it has allowed itself to get a negative public perception. Ask anyone across Britain and what do they tell you? They say it is old fashioned and overrun by immigrants. Leeds looks modern and has a better infastructure and a more go ahead council. The BBC has to cut overheads so a good move. I do agree with an earlier contributor though in that Manchester and Leeds get more investment than other Northern towns and cities but only a Northern regional parliament would change that as London based governments aren't bothered generally about the North and see us as mugs who all vote Labour anyway. I don't vote Labour as I have my own mind but the "I vote Labour because my dad voted Labour" brain dead mentality still exists up here.
Bradford has only itself to blame. For 20 years it has allowed itself to get a negative public perception. Ask anyone across Britain and what do they tell you? They say it is old fashioned and overrun by immigrants. Leeds looks modern and has a better infastructure and a more go ahead council. The BBC has to cut overheads so a good move. I do agree with an earlier contributor though in that Manchester and Leeds get more investment than other Northern towns and cities but only a Northern regional parliament would change that as London based governments aren't bothered generally about the North and see us as mugs who all vote Labour anyway. I don't vote Labour as I have my own mind but the "I vote Labour because my dad voted Labour" brain dead mentality still exists up here. Reality50
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5:20pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Joedavid says...

GABRIEL.NORDE wrote:
angry bradfordian wrote:
Interesting to see Philip Davies not quoted on this when he's on the Culture Select committee and was involved in Pattern's selection. He seems to want funding for the BBC cut (or even removed) so he's probably happy with this decision.

I can't see how it really affects the city. I only know they're broadcasting from Bradford when they mention it and it's not like it's a Bradford only zone when they're there.
It affects the city in a major way, my friend, ECONOMICALLY and, FINANCIALLY. And since the opening in 2003 of the Film and Photographic Museum by Greg Dyke, Bradford has really and truly become a Cosmopolitan city to be proud of... a true metropolism which can be seen and talked about...GLOBALLY.
. The National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, opened to visitors on 16 June 1983.
[quote][p][bold]GABRIEL.NORDE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angry bradfordian[/bold] wrote: Interesting to see Philip Davies not quoted on this when he's on the Culture Select committee and was involved in Pattern's selection. He seems to want funding for the BBC cut (or even removed) so he's probably happy with this decision. I can't see how it really affects the city. I only know they're broadcasting from Bradford when they mention it and it's not like it's a Bradford only zone when they're there.[/p][/quote]It affects the city in a major way, my friend, ECONOMICALLY and, FINANCIALLY. And since the opening in 2003 of the Film and Photographic Museum by Greg Dyke, Bradford has really and truly become a Cosmopolitan city to be proud of... a true metropolism which can be seen and talked about...GLOBALLY.[/p][/quote]. The National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, opened to visitors on 16 June 1983. Joedavid
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5:21pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Joedavid says...

GABRIEL.NORDE wrote:
angry bradfordian wrote:
Interesting to see Philip Davies not quoted on this when he's on the Culture Select committee and was involved in Pattern's selection. He seems to want funding for the BBC cut (or even removed) so he's probably happy with this decision.

I can't see how it really affects the city. I only know they're broadcasting from Bradford when they mention it and it's not like it's a Bradford only zone when they're there.
It affects the city in a major way, my friend, ECONOMICALLY and, FINANCIALLY. And since the opening in 2003 of the Film and Photographic Museum by Greg Dyke, Bradford has really and truly become a Cosmopolitan city to be proud of... a true metropolism which can be seen and talked about...GLOBALLY.
The National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, opened to visitors on 16 June 1983.
[quote][p][bold]GABRIEL.NORDE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angry bradfordian[/bold] wrote: Interesting to see Philip Davies not quoted on this when he's on the Culture Select committee and was involved in Pattern's selection. He seems to want funding for the BBC cut (or even removed) so he's probably happy with this decision. I can't see how it really affects the city. I only know they're broadcasting from Bradford when they mention it and it's not like it's a Bradford only zone when they're there.[/p][/quote]It affects the city in a major way, my friend, ECONOMICALLY and, FINANCIALLY. And since the opening in 2003 of the Film and Photographic Museum by Greg Dyke, Bradford has really and truly become a Cosmopolitan city to be proud of... a true metropolism which can be seen and talked about...GLOBALLY.[/p][/quote]The National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, opened to visitors on 16 June 1983. Joedavid
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5:22pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Joedavid says...

GABRIEL.NORDE wrote:
angry bradfordian wrote:
Interesting to see Philip Davies not quoted on this when he's on the Culture Select committee and was involved in Pattern's selection. He seems to want funding for the BBC cut (or even removed) so he's probably happy with this decision.

I can't see how it really affects the city. I only know they're broadcasting from Bradford when they mention it and it's not like it's a Bradford only zone when they're there.
It affects the city in a major way, my friend, ECONOMICALLY and, FINANCIALLY. And since the opening in 2003 of the Film and Photographic Museum by Greg Dyke, Bradford has really and truly become a Cosmopolitan city to be proud of... a true metropolism which can be seen and talked about...GLOBALLY.
The National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, opened to visitors on 16 June 1983.
[quote][p][bold]GABRIEL.NORDE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angry bradfordian[/bold] wrote: Interesting to see Philip Davies not quoted on this when he's on the Culture Select committee and was involved in Pattern's selection. He seems to want funding for the BBC cut (or even removed) so he's probably happy with this decision. I can't see how it really affects the city. I only know they're broadcasting from Bradford when they mention it and it's not like it's a Bradford only zone when they're there.[/p][/quote]It affects the city in a major way, my friend, ECONOMICALLY and, FINANCIALLY. And since the opening in 2003 of the Film and Photographic Museum by Greg Dyke, Bradford has really and truly become a Cosmopolitan city to be proud of... a true metropolism which can be seen and talked about...GLOBALLY.[/p][/quote]The National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, opened to visitors on 16 June 1983. Joedavid
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5:22pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Joedavid says...

GABRIEL.NORDE wrote:
angry bradfordian wrote:
Interesting to see Philip Davies not quoted on this when he's on the Culture Select committee and was involved in Pattern's selection. He seems to want funding for the BBC cut (or even removed) so he's probably happy with this decision.

I can't see how it really affects the city. I only know they're broadcasting from Bradford when they mention it and it's not like it's a Bradford only zone when they're there.
It affects the city in a major way, my friend, ECONOMICALLY and, FINANCIALLY. And since the opening in 2003 of the Film and Photographic Museum by Greg Dyke, Bradford has really and truly become a Cosmopolitan city to be proud of... a true metropolism which can be seen and talked about...GLOBALLY.
The National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, opened to visitors on 16 June 1983.
[quote][p][bold]GABRIEL.NORDE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angry bradfordian[/bold] wrote: Interesting to see Philip Davies not quoted on this when he's on the Culture Select committee and was involved in Pattern's selection. He seems to want funding for the BBC cut (or even removed) so he's probably happy with this decision. I can't see how it really affects the city. I only know they're broadcasting from Bradford when they mention it and it's not like it's a Bradford only zone when they're there.[/p][/quote]It affects the city in a major way, my friend, ECONOMICALLY and, FINANCIALLY. And since the opening in 2003 of the Film and Photographic Museum by Greg Dyke, Bradford has really and truly become a Cosmopolitan city to be proud of... a true metropolism which can be seen and talked about...GLOBALLY.[/p][/quote]The National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, opened to visitors on 16 June 1983. Joedavid
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6:54pm Tue 27 Nov 12

angry bradfordian says...

GABRIEL.NORDE wrote:
angry bradfordian wrote:
Interesting to see Philip Davies not quoted on this when he's on the Culture Select committee and was involved in Pattern's selection. He seems to want funding for the BBC cut (or even removed) so he's probably happy with this decision.

I can't see how it really affects the city. I only know they're broadcasting from Bradford when they mention it and it's not like it's a Bradford only zone when they're there.
It affects the city in a major way, my friend, ECONOMICALLY and, FINANCIALLY. And since the opening in 2003 of the Film and Photographic Museum by Greg Dyke, Bradford has really and truly become a Cosmopolitan city to be proud of... a true metropolism which can be seen and talked about...GLOBALLY.
Please explain exactly how the closure of a studio of a regional radio station with 209,000 listeners (from a total reach of 1.67 million) is going to affect the economic and financial future of the city?
Exactly how many visitors are not going to visit the museum because they haven't got the prospect of seeing a Radio Leeds DJ in the flesh?
[quote][p][bold]GABRIEL.NORDE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angry bradfordian[/bold] wrote: Interesting to see Philip Davies not quoted on this when he's on the Culture Select committee and was involved in Pattern's selection. He seems to want funding for the BBC cut (or even removed) so he's probably happy with this decision. I can't see how it really affects the city. I only know they're broadcasting from Bradford when they mention it and it's not like it's a Bradford only zone when they're there.[/p][/quote]It affects the city in a major way, my friend, ECONOMICALLY and, FINANCIALLY. And since the opening in 2003 of the Film and Photographic Museum by Greg Dyke, Bradford has really and truly become a Cosmopolitan city to be proud of... a true metropolism which can be seen and talked about...GLOBALLY.[/p][/quote]Please explain exactly how the closure of a studio of a regional radio station with 209,000 listeners (from a total reach of 1.67 million) is going to affect the economic and financial future of the city? Exactly how many visitors are not going to visit the museum because they haven't got the prospect of seeing a Radio Leeds DJ in the flesh? angry bradfordian
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7:06pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Whoisevans? says...

Looks like Bradford are being punished for the Jimmy Savile scandle and the BBC having to pay off the the former chairman and Lord McAlpine. I can't see the BBC surviving without a major overhaul and some financial help to compete with SKY. BBC need to be allowed either some revenue taken from the advertising revenue of the other company's or be allowed to advertise. It is an unfair playing field at the moment with Sky getting all the subscription fees and advertising. We had all the best Sport, documentary's the best comedy and best drama on BBC now it has eroded because of this cash shortage. It has been used by whatever Government has been in power as a form of proper gander machine.
Looks like Bradford are being punished for the Jimmy Savile scandle and the BBC having to pay off the the former chairman and Lord McAlpine. I can't see the BBC surviving without a major overhaul and some financial help to compete with SKY. BBC need to be allowed either some revenue taken from the advertising revenue of the other company's or be allowed to advertise. It is an unfair playing field at the moment with Sky getting all the subscription fees and advertising. We had all the best Sport, documentary's the best comedy and best drama on BBC now it has eroded because of this cash shortage. It has been used by whatever Government has been in power as a form of proper gander machine. Whoisevans?
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7:12pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Whoisevans? says...

If you doubt that it's used for proper gander!!! leading up to the police commissioner elections we had Robbed Raided and returned. Telling us what a good job their doing. Sorry but it didn't wash with most people.
If you doubt that it's used for proper gander!!! leading up to the police commissioner elections we had Robbed Raided and returned. Telling us what a good job their doing. Sorry but it didn't wash with most people. Whoisevans?
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8:23pm Tue 27 Nov 12

lazybeat says...

I would love to be able to make a choice whether I want to pay for a TV licence to keep the BBC. Personally if that choice was there I would never subscribe to it. Its time the government let the public make that choice as part of our cost cutting plans.
I would love to be able to make a choice whether I want to pay for a TV licence to keep the BBC. Personally if that choice was there I would never subscribe to it. Its time the government let the public make that choice as part of our cost cutting plans. lazybeat
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8:23pm Tue 27 Nov 12

lazybeat says...

I would love to be able to make a choice whether I want to pay for a TV licence to keep the BBC. Personally if that choice was there I would never subscribe to it. Its time the government let the public make that choice as part of our cost cutting plans.
I would love to be able to make a choice whether I want to pay for a TV licence to keep the BBC. Personally if that choice was there I would never subscribe to it. Its time the government let the public make that choice as part of our cost cutting plans. lazybeat
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8:29pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Albion. says...

Whoisevans? wrote:
Looks like Bradford are being punished for the Jimmy Savile scandle and the BBC having to pay off the the former chairman and Lord McAlpine. I can't see the BBC surviving without a major overhaul and some financial help to compete with SKY. BBC need to be allowed either some revenue taken from the advertising revenue of the other company's or be allowed to advertise. It is an unfair playing field at the moment with Sky getting all the subscription fees and advertising. We had all the best Sport, documentary's the best comedy and best drama on BBC now it has eroded because of this cash shortage. It has been used by whatever Government has been in power as a form of proper gander machine.
Goosie Goosie?
[quote][p][bold]Whoisevans?[/bold] wrote: Looks like Bradford are being punished for the Jimmy Savile scandle and the BBC having to pay off the the former chairman and Lord McAlpine. I can't see the BBC surviving without a major overhaul and some financial help to compete with SKY. BBC need to be allowed either some revenue taken from the advertising revenue of the other company's or be allowed to advertise. It is an unfair playing field at the moment with Sky getting all the subscription fees and advertising. We had all the best Sport, documentary's the best comedy and best drama on BBC now it has eroded because of this cash shortage. It has been used by whatever Government has been in power as a form of proper gander machine.[/p][/quote]Goosie Goosie? Albion.
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10:41pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Reality001 says...

Don't blame the BBC for this decision. Blame the Government that frooze the TV Licence and then forced the BBC to fund BBC World radio, that the Foreign Office had been funding up to that point.

On the matter of the investigation into child abuse, lets make it clear from the many interviews that have taken place, while people suspected that child abuse was taking place, no one actually had any evidence. So we have to be careful what we say on this subject.
Don't blame the BBC for this decision. Blame the Government that frooze the TV Licence and then forced the BBC to fund BBC World radio, that the Foreign Office had been funding up to that point. On the matter of the investigation into child abuse, lets make it clear from the many interviews that have taken place, while people suspected that child abuse was taking place, no one actually had any evidence. So we have to be careful what we say on this subject. Reality001
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12:08am Wed 28 Nov 12

Bantambhoy says...

Whoisevans? wrote:
Looks like Bradford are being punished for the Jimmy Savile scandle and the BBC having to pay off the the former chairman and Lord McAlpine. I can't see the BBC surviving without a major overhaul and some financial help to compete with SKY. BBC need to be allowed either some revenue taken from the advertising revenue of the other company's or be allowed to advertise. It is an unfair playing field at the moment with Sky getting all the subscription fees and advertising. We had all the best Sport, documentary's the best comedy and best drama on BBC now it has eroded because of this cash shortage. It has been used by whatever Government has been in power as a form of proper gander machine.
The BBC are awash with guaranteed funding from licence payers which no other broadcaster has, they just waste it all on fat tax free salaries rather than producing or buying programmes licence payers want. When were you consulted on whether you wanted to see football, the Ryder Cup, International Rugby, F1 or any other world sporting events they have declined to buy on our behalf? You only have to listen to 'points of view to realise the contempt in which the BBC hold their viewers who dare to complain. The BBC is fully funded by YOU! but you have no say! Get rid of it!!!
[quote][p][bold]Whoisevans?[/bold] wrote: Looks like Bradford are being punished for the Jimmy Savile scandle and the BBC having to pay off the the former chairman and Lord McAlpine. I can't see the BBC surviving without a major overhaul and some financial help to compete with SKY. BBC need to be allowed either some revenue taken from the advertising revenue of the other company's or be allowed to advertise. It is an unfair playing field at the moment with Sky getting all the subscription fees and advertising. We had all the best Sport, documentary's the best comedy and best drama on BBC now it has eroded because of this cash shortage. It has been used by whatever Government has been in power as a form of proper gander machine.[/p][/quote]The BBC are awash with guaranteed funding from licence payers which no other broadcaster has, they just waste it all on fat tax free salaries rather than producing or buying programmes licence payers want. When were you consulted on whether you wanted to see football, the Ryder Cup, International Rugby, F1 or any other world sporting events they have declined to buy on our behalf? You only have to listen to 'points of view to realise the contempt in which the BBC hold their viewers who dare to complain. The BBC is fully funded by YOU! but you have no say! Get rid of it!!! Bantambhoy
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12:36am Wed 28 Nov 12

Sally Way says...

Didn't even know the BBC was based at the museum.

Proves how much I will miss them!!

Bye! Missing you already
Didn't even know the BBC was based at the museum. Proves how much I will miss them!! Bye! Missing you already Sally Way
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12:47am Wed 28 Nov 12

basil fawlty says...

Reality001 wrote:
Don't blame the BBC for this decision. Blame the Government that frooze the TV Licence and then forced the BBC to fund BBC World radio, that the Foreign Office had been funding up to that point. On the matter of the investigation into child abuse, lets make it clear from the many interviews that have taken place, while people suspected that child abuse was taking place, no one actually had any evidence. So we have to be careful what we say on this subject.
I dont blame the BBC for making cuts, its just very predictable that its Bradford that is being cut. In the end if you close an office here, an office there, build a new road somewhere else, lose government funding for this and that because its all going to our Leeds neighbours, it all adds up and is the reason why Bradford has degenerated.
[quote][p][bold]Reality001[/bold] wrote: Don't blame the BBC for this decision. Blame the Government that frooze the TV Licence and then forced the BBC to fund BBC World radio, that the Foreign Office had been funding up to that point. On the matter of the investigation into child abuse, lets make it clear from the many interviews that have taken place, while people suspected that child abuse was taking place, no one actually had any evidence. So we have to be careful what we say on this subject.[/p][/quote]I dont blame the BBC for making cuts, its just very predictable that its Bradford that is being cut. In the end if you close an office here, an office there, build a new road somewhere else, lose government funding for this and that because its all going to our Leeds neighbours, it all adds up and is the reason why Bradford has degenerated. basil fawlty
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11:01am Wed 28 Nov 12

Andy2010 says...

The BBC in the modern climate is just simply not fit for purpose anymore. There was an historic need for the BBC but it has since become a gravy train for all the employees. I kid you not when they pay £5k to put up two shelves in white city or spend £25k on a "thinking" chair for a screenwriter..and all this out of your license fee.

With the vast array of channels now available and internet radio it simple isnt fit for purpose and must be left to either die or compete with commerical entities.

Can you honestly imagine the concept now being introduced and the uproar it would cause if it was announced that

"we the government are launching a effectively commerical broadcasting business which will air on about 10 channels and numerous radio stations. It will produce some fine programs yes but mostly will be repeats...oh and you the public will have no option than to pay for this service to the tune of £150 a year even if you subscribe to other services because this service we are providing just doesnt meet the needs of the public"

Can you imagine? it would be laughed at at even the suggestion
The BBC in the modern climate is just simply not fit for purpose anymore. There was an historic need for the BBC but it has since become a gravy train for all the employees. I kid you not when they pay £5k to put up two shelves in white city or spend £25k on a "thinking" chair for a screenwriter..and all this out of your license fee. With the vast array of channels now available and internet radio it simple isnt fit for purpose and must be left to either die or compete with commerical entities. Can you honestly imagine the concept now being introduced and the uproar it would cause if it was announced that "we the government are launching a effectively commerical broadcasting business which will air on about 10 channels and numerous radio stations. It will produce some fine programs yes but mostly will be repeats...oh and you the public will have no option than to pay for this service to the tune of £150 a year even if you subscribe to other services because this service we are providing just doesnt meet the needs of the public" Can you imagine? it would be laughed at at even the suggestion Andy2010
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2:57pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Another Landless Peasant says...

Yet another facet of our lives being destroyed by this heartless and vindictive Tory government. The BBC is a fine institution that serves the people of Great Britain and should be adequately funded. The Tories want to dismantle any and every part of our society that is of benefit to us. They must be stopped at all costs.
Yet another facet of our lives being destroyed by this heartless and vindictive Tory government. The BBC is a fine institution that serves the people of Great Britain and should be adequately funded. The Tories want to dismantle any and every part of our society that is of benefit to us. They must be stopped at all costs. Another Landless Peasant
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3:11pm Wed 28 Nov 12

RuggerTyke says...

Andy2010 wrote:
The BBC in the modern climate is just simply not fit for purpose anymore. There was an historic need for the BBC but it has since become a gravy train for all the employees. I kid you not when they pay £5k to put up two shelves in white city or spend £25k on a "thinking" chair for a screenwriter..and all this out of your license fee.

With the vast array of channels now available and internet radio it simple isnt fit for purpose and must be left to either die or compete with commerical entities.

Can you honestly imagine the concept now being introduced and the uproar it would cause if it was announced that

"we the government are launching a effectively commerical broadcasting business which will air on about 10 channels and numerous radio stations. It will produce some fine programs yes but mostly will be repeats...oh and you the public will have no option than to pay for this service to the tune of £150 a year even if you subscribe to other services because this service we are providing just doesnt meet the needs of the public"

Can you imagine? it would be laughed at at even the suggestion
It needs abolishing/privatisi
ng.

An archaic institution in an outdated society.
[quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: The BBC in the modern climate is just simply not fit for purpose anymore. There was an historic need for the BBC but it has since become a gravy train for all the employees. I kid you not when they pay £5k to put up two shelves in white city or spend £25k on a "thinking" chair for a screenwriter..and all this out of your license fee. With the vast array of channels now available and internet radio it simple isnt fit for purpose and must be left to either die or compete with commerical entities. Can you honestly imagine the concept now being introduced and the uproar it would cause if it was announced that "we the government are launching a effectively commerical broadcasting business which will air on about 10 channels and numerous radio stations. It will produce some fine programs yes but mostly will be repeats...oh and you the public will have no option than to pay for this service to the tune of £150 a year even if you subscribe to other services because this service we are providing just doesnt meet the needs of the public" Can you imagine? it would be laughed at at even the suggestion[/p][/quote]It needs abolishing/privatisi ng. An archaic institution in an outdated society. RuggerTyke
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3:26pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Andy2010 says...

Another Landless Peasant wrote:
Yet another facet of our lives being destroyed by this heartless and vindictive Tory government. The BBC is a fine institution that serves the people of Great Britain and should be adequately funded. The Tories want to dismantle any and every part of our society that is of benefit to us. They must be stopped at all costs.
Adequetly funded? Surely every household in the UK paying £150 a year should mean it is adequetly funded shouldnt it?

Sorry I forgot the Labour Party use the BBC as their own polictical station when it suits so obviously you would be in favour

The sooner the BBC is broken up and destroyed or made to compete in the market the better

Nothing to do with any political party but everything to do with an organisation blatantly wasting public money and quite frankly delivering a poor service.
[quote][p][bold]Another Landless Peasant[/bold] wrote: Yet another facet of our lives being destroyed by this heartless and vindictive Tory government. The BBC is a fine institution that serves the people of Great Britain and should be adequately funded. The Tories want to dismantle any and every part of our society that is of benefit to us. They must be stopped at all costs.[/p][/quote]Adequetly funded? Surely every household in the UK paying £150 a year should mean it is adequetly funded shouldnt it? Sorry I forgot the Labour Party use the BBC as their own polictical station when it suits so obviously you would be in favour The sooner the BBC is broken up and destroyed or made to compete in the market the better Nothing to do with any political party but everything to do with an organisation blatantly wasting public money and quite frankly delivering a poor service. Andy2010
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4:46pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Whoisevans? says...

Albion. wrote:
Whoisevans? wrote:
Looks like Bradford are being punished for the Jimmy Savile scandle and the BBC having to pay off the the former chairman and Lord McAlpine. I can't see the BBC surviving without a major overhaul and some financial help to compete with SKY. BBC need to be allowed either some revenue taken from the advertising revenue of the other company's or be allowed to advertise. It is an unfair playing field at the moment with Sky getting all the subscription fees and advertising. We had all the best Sport, documentary's the best comedy and best drama on BBC now it has eroded because of this cash shortage. It has been used by whatever Government has been in power as a form of proper gander machine.
Goosie Goosie?
I know propaganda lol I realised as soon as I posted and thought what a wolly
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Whoisevans?[/bold] wrote: Looks like Bradford are being punished for the Jimmy Savile scandle and the BBC having to pay off the the former chairman and Lord McAlpine. I can't see the BBC surviving without a major overhaul and some financial help to compete with SKY. BBC need to be allowed either some revenue taken from the advertising revenue of the other company's or be allowed to advertise. It is an unfair playing field at the moment with Sky getting all the subscription fees and advertising. We had all the best Sport, documentary's the best comedy and best drama on BBC now it has eroded because of this cash shortage. It has been used by whatever Government has been in power as a form of proper gander machine.[/p][/quote]Goosie Goosie?[/p][/quote]I know propaganda lol I realised as soon as I posted and thought what a wolly Whoisevans?
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5:04pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Whoisevans? says...

Bantambhoy wrote:
Whoisevans? wrote:
Looks like Bradford are being punished for the Jimmy Savile scandle and the BBC having to pay off the the former chairman and Lord McAlpine. I can't see the BBC surviving without a major overhaul and some financial help to compete with SKY. BBC need to be allowed either some revenue taken from the advertising revenue of the other company's or be allowed to advertise. It is an unfair playing field at the moment with Sky getting all the subscription fees and advertising. We had all the best Sport, documentary's the best comedy and best drama on BBC now it has eroded because of this cash shortage. It has been used by whatever Government has been in power as a form of proper gander machine.
The BBC are awash with guaranteed funding from licence payers which no other broadcaster has, they just waste it all on fat tax free salaries rather than producing or buying programmes licence payers want. When were you consulted on whether you wanted to see football, the Ryder Cup, International Rugby, F1 or any other world sporting events they have declined to buy on our behalf? You only have to listen to 'points of view to realise the contempt in which the BBC hold their viewers who dare to complain. The BBC is fully funded by YOU! but you have no say! Get rid of it!!!
We had Sport and all the things you have mentioned since the BBC started. I agree with you about the high wages but the beeb is owned by us the tax payers. I don't want to see it handed over to a bunch of money grabbing business men. It needs to be run as it was intended for public service and information not a political football.
[quote][p][bold]Bantambhoy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Whoisevans?[/bold] wrote: Looks like Bradford are being punished for the Jimmy Savile scandle and the BBC having to pay off the the former chairman and Lord McAlpine. I can't see the BBC surviving without a major overhaul and some financial help to compete with SKY. BBC need to be allowed either some revenue taken from the advertising revenue of the other company's or be allowed to advertise. It is an unfair playing field at the moment with Sky getting all the subscription fees and advertising. We had all the best Sport, documentary's the best comedy and best drama on BBC now it has eroded because of this cash shortage. It has been used by whatever Government has been in power as a form of proper gander machine.[/p][/quote]The BBC are awash with guaranteed funding from licence payers which no other broadcaster has, they just waste it all on fat tax free salaries rather than producing or buying programmes licence payers want. When were you consulted on whether you wanted to see football, the Ryder Cup, International Rugby, F1 or any other world sporting events they have declined to buy on our behalf? You only have to listen to 'points of view to realise the contempt in which the BBC hold their viewers who dare to complain. The BBC is fully funded by YOU! but you have no say! Get rid of it!!![/p][/quote]We had Sport and all the things you have mentioned since the BBC started. I agree with you about the high wages but the beeb is owned by us the tax payers. I don't want to see it handed over to a bunch of money grabbing business men. It needs to be run as it was intended for public service and information not a political football. Whoisevans?
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6:33am Thu 29 Nov 12

Albion. says...

Whoisevans? wrote:
Bantambhoy wrote:
Whoisevans? wrote:
Looks like Bradford are being punished for the Jimmy Savile scandle and the BBC having to pay off the the former chairman and Lord McAlpine. I can't see the BBC surviving without a major overhaul and some financial help to compete with SKY. BBC need to be allowed either some revenue taken from the advertising revenue of the other company's or be allowed to advertise. It is an unfair playing field at the moment with Sky getting all the subscription fees and advertising. We had all the best Sport, documentary's the best comedy and best drama on BBC now it has eroded because of this cash shortage. It has been used by whatever Government has been in power as a form of proper gander machine.
The BBC are awash with guaranteed funding from licence payers which no other broadcaster has, they just waste it all on fat tax free salaries rather than producing or buying programmes licence payers want. When were you consulted on whether you wanted to see football, the Ryder Cup, International Rugby, F1 or any other world sporting events they have declined to buy on our behalf? You only have to listen to 'points of view to realise the contempt in which the BBC hold their viewers who dare to complain. The BBC is fully funded by YOU! but you have no say! Get rid of it!!!
We had Sport and all the things you have mentioned since the BBC started. I agree with you about the high wages but the beeb is owned by us the tax payers. I don't want to see it handed over to a bunch of money grabbing business men. It needs to be run as it was intended for public service and information not a political football.
But why should everyone be compelled to sponsor it?
[quote][p][bold]Whoisevans?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bantambhoy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Whoisevans?[/bold] wrote: Looks like Bradford are being punished for the Jimmy Savile scandle and the BBC having to pay off the the former chairman and Lord McAlpine. I can't see the BBC surviving without a major overhaul and some financial help to compete with SKY. BBC need to be allowed either some revenue taken from the advertising revenue of the other company's or be allowed to advertise. It is an unfair playing field at the moment with Sky getting all the subscription fees and advertising. We had all the best Sport, documentary's the best comedy and best drama on BBC now it has eroded because of this cash shortage. It has been used by whatever Government has been in power as a form of proper gander machine.[/p][/quote]The BBC are awash with guaranteed funding from licence payers which no other broadcaster has, they just waste it all on fat tax free salaries rather than producing or buying programmes licence payers want. When were you consulted on whether you wanted to see football, the Ryder Cup, International Rugby, F1 or any other world sporting events they have declined to buy on our behalf? You only have to listen to 'points of view to realise the contempt in which the BBC hold their viewers who dare to complain. The BBC is fully funded by YOU! but you have no say! Get rid of it!!![/p][/quote]We had Sport and all the things you have mentioned since the BBC started. I agree with you about the high wages but the beeb is owned by us the tax payers. I don't want to see it handed over to a bunch of money grabbing business men. It needs to be run as it was intended for public service and information not a political football.[/p][/quote]But why should everyone be compelled to sponsor it? Albion.
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10:21am Thu 29 Nov 12

Andy2010 says...

Albion. wrote:
Whoisevans? wrote:
Bantambhoy wrote:
Whoisevans? wrote: Looks like Bradford are being punished for the Jimmy Savile scandle and the BBC having to pay off the the former chairman and Lord McAlpine. I can't see the BBC surviving without a major overhaul and some financial help to compete with SKY. BBC need to be allowed either some revenue taken from the advertising revenue of the other company's or be allowed to advertise. It is an unfair playing field at the moment with Sky getting all the subscription fees and advertising. We had all the best Sport, documentary's the best comedy and best drama on BBC now it has eroded because of this cash shortage. It has been used by whatever Government has been in power as a form of proper gander machine.
The BBC are awash with guaranteed funding from licence payers which no other broadcaster has, they just waste it all on fat tax free salaries rather than producing or buying programmes licence payers want. When were you consulted on whether you wanted to see football, the Ryder Cup, International Rugby, F1 or any other world sporting events they have declined to buy on our behalf? You only have to listen to 'points of view to realise the contempt in which the BBC hold their viewers who dare to complain. The BBC is fully funded by YOU! but you have no say! Get rid of it!!!
We had Sport and all the things you have mentioned since the BBC started. I agree with you about the high wages but the beeb is owned by us the tax payers. I don't want to see it handed over to a bunch of money grabbing business men. It needs to be run as it was intended for public service and information not a political football.
But why should everyone be compelled to sponsor it?
You are under no obligation to
"sponsor" the BBC anyway

The license fee is built on trust of people paying for it. If you dont pay their is literally nothing they can do

They will bombard you with letters and ultimately you might receive a visit from a "license inspector". These are in fact employees of Capita who are targeted on getting you to sign a declaration stating that you agree to be prosecuted. If you simply refuse to hand over details to them there is literally nothing they can do and have to leave your property. If not you can report them to the police for trepassing and harassment.

They will threaten allsorts but in reality they cannot enforce unless YOU admit guilt
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Whoisevans?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bantambhoy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Whoisevans?[/bold] wrote: Looks like Bradford are being punished for the Jimmy Savile scandle and the BBC having to pay off the the former chairman and Lord McAlpine. I can't see the BBC surviving without a major overhaul and some financial help to compete with SKY. BBC need to be allowed either some revenue taken from the advertising revenue of the other company's or be allowed to advertise. It is an unfair playing field at the moment with Sky getting all the subscription fees and advertising. We had all the best Sport, documentary's the best comedy and best drama on BBC now it has eroded because of this cash shortage. It has been used by whatever Government has been in power as a form of proper gander machine.[/p][/quote]The BBC are awash with guaranteed funding from licence payers which no other broadcaster has, they just waste it all on fat tax free salaries rather than producing or buying programmes licence payers want. When were you consulted on whether you wanted to see football, the Ryder Cup, International Rugby, F1 or any other world sporting events they have declined to buy on our behalf? You only have to listen to 'points of view to realise the contempt in which the BBC hold their viewers who dare to complain. The BBC is fully funded by YOU! but you have no say! Get rid of it!!![/p][/quote]We had Sport and all the things you have mentioned since the BBC started. I agree with you about the high wages but the beeb is owned by us the tax payers. I don't want to see it handed over to a bunch of money grabbing business men. It needs to be run as it was intended for public service and information not a political football.[/p][/quote]But why should everyone be compelled to sponsor it?[/p][/quote]You are under no obligation to "sponsor" the BBC anyway The license fee is built on trust of people paying for it. If you dont pay their is literally nothing they can do They will bombard you with letters and ultimately you might receive a visit from a "license inspector". These are in fact employees of Capita who are targeted on getting you to sign a declaration stating that you agree to be prosecuted. If you simply refuse to hand over details to them there is literally nothing they can do and have to leave your property. If not you can report them to the police for trepassing and harassment. They will threaten allsorts but in reality they cannot enforce unless YOU admit guilt Andy2010
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2:45pm Fri 30 Nov 12

RollandSmoke says...

If the BBC insists on continually reporting drivel about so called celebrities, sporting figures and parasitic Royalty on their so called News programs they can do one. It's increasingly obvious that their purpose is to create a distraction rather than inform. You learn more about how the world is being run by the stories they "choose" not to run than the drivel they air. If the BBC is your main source of information then you are willfully uninformed.
If the BBC insists on continually reporting drivel about so called celebrities, sporting figures and parasitic Royalty on their so called News programs they can do one. It's increasingly obvious that their purpose is to create a distraction rather than inform. You learn more about how the world is being run by the stories they "choose" not to run than the drivel they air. If the BBC is your main source of information then you are willfully uninformed. RollandSmoke
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6:07pm Fri 30 Nov 12

collos25 says...

The BBC is so watered down and biased towards the government of the day ,lets not forget its owned and payed for by the population of this country.
One has to read PE or listen to some satellite news stations to get somewhere near the truth as to whats happening in this country.
The BBC is so watered down and biased towards the government of the day ,lets not forget its owned and payed for by the population of this country. One has to read PE or listen to some satellite news stations to get somewhere near the truth as to whats happening in this country. collos25
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2:08pm Sat 1 Dec 12

Whoisevans? says...

Andy2010 wrote:
Another Landless Peasant wrote:
Yet another facet of our lives being destroyed by this heartless and vindictive Tory government. The BBC is a fine institution that serves the people of Great Britain and should be adequately funded. The Tories want to dismantle any and every part of our society that is of benefit to us. They must be stopped at all costs.
Adequetly funded? Surely every household in the UK paying £150 a year should mean it is adequetly funded shouldnt it?

Sorry I forgot the Labour Party use the BBC as their own polictical station when it suits so obviously you would be in favour

The sooner the BBC is broken up and destroyed or made to compete in the market the better

Nothing to do with any political party but everything to do with an organisation blatantly wasting public money and quite frankly delivering a poor service.
Nobody uses the BBC more than the Tories hello Chris Pattern former (Conservative M.P) now runs the BBC!!! In the run up to the Police commissioner elections the Beeb ran a program "Robbed Raided & Returned" Look what a good job were doing. Cameron accused Blair of the very same thing using the nations Media to promote how well they claim their doing. Come on Kettle and Pot don't you think? By the way why didn't Pattern fall on his sword?
[quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Another Landless Peasant[/bold] wrote: Yet another facet of our lives being destroyed by this heartless and vindictive Tory government. The BBC is a fine institution that serves the people of Great Britain and should be adequately funded. The Tories want to dismantle any and every part of our society that is of benefit to us. They must be stopped at all costs.[/p][/quote]Adequetly funded? Surely every household in the UK paying £150 a year should mean it is adequetly funded shouldnt it? Sorry I forgot the Labour Party use the BBC as their own polictical station when it suits so obviously you would be in favour The sooner the BBC is broken up and destroyed or made to compete in the market the better Nothing to do with any political party but everything to do with an organisation blatantly wasting public money and quite frankly delivering a poor service.[/p][/quote]Nobody uses the BBC more than the Tories hello Chris Pattern former (Conservative M.P) now runs the BBC!!! In the run up to the Police commissioner elections the Beeb ran a program "Robbed Raided & Returned" Look what a good job were doing. Cameron accused Blair of the very same thing using the nations Media to promote how well they claim their doing. Come on Kettle and Pot don't you think? By the way why didn't Pattern fall on his sword? Whoisevans?
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