They pay their staff too much and as for me I don't pay for a TV licence and never will. I watch the iplayer and ITV's player too. Money is easy come and easy go, that's it in a nutshell. Their programmes however are first class.
the BBC is still up there when it comes to topical programmes and great dramas, but they are up against some stiff opposition against other channels. Still up there with new, exciting and original programmes
Seem to waste a huge amount of money by sending young active presenters to far away places to be filmed next to/standing on some feature or land mark for a few seconds e.g. Orbit or anything with Brian Cox.
Also while I am at it, they seem to have vast duplication in news, Having TV and Radio reporters and crews both local and national attending the same events.
And as you got me started, the New BBC channels have just diluted the quality and not brought forward better programs. You just have change channels more often to see the same amount of good TV.
Oh and did I mention pompous and full of them themselves
BBC provides interesting science and nature programmes, first rate dramas and rated films. Panel shows like "Pointless" and several interesting antiques shows including the ever popular Antiques Road Show. The news reports are renowned and respected throughout the world for their non-biased reporting. The one area which which I find totally uninteresting is the soaps like East Enders. Another area of irritation is the repeated "adverts" or trailers of forthcoming programmes.
I prefer BBC documentaries, comedy and news to any other channel. I hate adverts and the one thing I dislike about the BBC is their insistence that they don't spend increasing time between programmes advertising future programmes, because they do. I also don't like the constant reminders about what is coming up later in the programme, including the weather forecast. Dear BBC when I watch the news I know the weather forecast will follow and there's no need to tell me. These are minor niggles compared to the remaining TV channels. I could write a book about their nonsense.
I was a big F1 fan and was quite happy when the BBC took the coverage from ITV as i thought great no adverts. Then the BBC go and give or should i say sell a big chunk of the coverage to SKY which i dont have. I pay nearly 150 pounds a year to the BBC and i dont get value for money as it is but with them ruining my F1 viewing i couldnt care if it was closed down and i could spend my 150 quid on what i want instead of what im told to!
Top quality productions, great website. My only quibble is their naming of NUFC's home ground - it's "St James' Park". Always has been, always will be. The Beeb isn't supposed to provide advertising (remember the brown tape over the logos on the products used in Blue Peter?), so why they're bowing down to the fat man instead of sticking with the name preferred by the license-paying public is beyond me.
Personal opinion but I watch more things on BBC than any other channel, especially like BBC4. Their documentaries and dramas are excellent. Also subscribe to a magazine Lonely Planet published by BBC Worldwide.