Revisit the original vision spend less and produce more programmes for the people who pay the licence fee- rather that our kids -who don't One day soon we licence payers will rebel- the only plus point is no commercial breaks- but who apart from my mum hasn't got sky or some means to record programmes- so bbc get with the programme stop trying to be edgy and just make good prgrammes or go awayt
BBC has been my friend for 55 years. Once I lived in Asia FOR 25 YEARS; and the BBC was my only reliable source of news and via shortwave radio (yes! young folks. No internet then!!!) Now I access BBC daily via the internet. i AVOID us NEWS SOURCES AS THEY ARE TOO BIASED!
Their news isn't quality news, they go for the easy stuff and the quality is rubbish.
BBC used to be the standard setter, but they ask for more from licence payers and give less.
They could also come up with a solution so soldiers serving in other countries could have access to their online iPlayer.
NO STARS, can't go into negatives but I would if I could. The most biased propaganda machine ever, like a Chinese water torture the BBC's drip drip is fed to the poor audience, who's propaganda is it ? I can't bear to listen to the incomplete information that constantly pours from this iniquitous company, they have taken trust that was built up over many years and have totally abused it. I would dearly like to know the real motives. Don't believe anything that the BBC puts out, not even the weather report. Listen to as many other news sources that you can and try to redress the totally biased BBC output form your own ideas !. That one star is only there because the Trustpilot will not accept NO Stars.
I am a Radio3 listener but do not always find the programming convenient. Also, Radio3 is not really suited to generalised ''background'' listening because some of the music played seems calculatedly far removed from the mainstream and many of the talks are highly affected and abstruse. So why, with these and other reservations, a five star rating?
It's all about choice. The website provides tremendous control over one's listening so even if navigation can seem a trifle awkward and clunky at times. It is a simply wonderful service and a credit to 'Auntie'.
Of course, there is a lot wrong with the BBC (particularly TV) but are avoid the bad (well, rank mediocrity to be fair) and glory in the good- some of those documentaries are priceless.
First for big stories, video highlights and easy user interface make BBC websites a first for me in the morning before work.
I can check the news, sport and weather with click of a button.
Sections a well laid out and clear to jump from subject ot subject should you so wish.
As expected, and rarely fails, the BBC provides much of the tv and radio I look for.
I must especially praise Hereford & Worcester local radio for its presenters, they are first class and the weather forecaster
Paul Damarry (?) is so accurate.
The facility offered by i Player is very useful and avoids missing favourite programmes.
bbc local radio suffolk has lost its way they took off james hazell from the morning show and put on mark murphy ,i work with over 20 people and when he comes a shout goes up TURN THAT BIG HEAD OFF bring back some happy shows not him we want a laugh not what he puts on
Like a lot of TV channels in order to save money new shows seem few and far between but when the BBC does commission a programme it is always well produced. I especially like the new Sherlock Holmes series and the recent Danish Killing series 1 & 2 and can't wait for series 3. iPlayer is also a great idea.
I listen to radio 2 a fair bit at work but always switch to another channel when the Jeremy Vine show starts. He's not a great presenter, not that intelligent and seems to pander to sensationalism as well as those of us with rather extreme views. Replace him and Steve Wright with a full afternoon of Chris Tarrant!
Sick to death of having chefs rammed down my throat every single day.
Do the BBC have any programme planners with an imaginative brain? 99% of this country rely on microwaves! So please cut out the overplay of something the majority of licence payers don't want.
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BBC News is favoured towards what the Government want us to know and pushes the Government interest. They are NOT impartial. For example, during the downfall of Libya's Gaddaffi regime, the news was all about Libya, Libya, Libya! No mention of the troubles in Zimbabwe or the starving and famine in other African countries, or the ongoing problems in Haiti. Why? Because there isn't OIL there! The Government don't care about the suffering people in Libya - only getting their greedy hands on the oil before anyone else does. And the BBC's coverage was only focused (and saturated) on those issues.
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Complaining to the BBC about the poor value of the licence fee, sighting specific problems is a waste of time. They just defend everything they do. They have wasted £m on glorifying themselves, building a massive bureaucracy, and spending money on luxuries for their unbelievable number of senior staff.
The programme quality has rapidly decreased over recent years with everything, even Radio 4, being dumbed down.
As far as radio is concerned, we very rarely switch it on as we cannot stand the babbling nonsense that is broadcast on say BBC 2 & regional stations. Radio 4 is bereft of news after 09:00 (when we retired people are having breakfast), and is now full of the most obscure, often boring subject matter imaginable. We used to listen to Radio 2 and 4 all day.
As regards television, we do not watch any live television except the news. Even the BBC news is full of bunce and repeated sections. Better to watch Sky News, Euro News etc. By recording everything we intend to watch, we can cut out all of the bunce, BBC advertising & propaganda.
One of the justifications of paying a licence fee was that one did not have to put up with the constant advertising on commercial channels. Well now the BBC is constantly advertising itself with its own propaganda and advertising its own programmes. In addition to this the broadcasting time wasted on fillers ‘bunce’ instead of real programmes grows steadily.
I think the intention is to try and please the younger viewers / listeners with the self-interest of ensuring continued revenue from the forthcoming generations of tax payers.
Whilst once an advocate of the BBC and supporter of the licence fee as good value for money, my family are now advocates of scrapping the licence fee and the BBC as an unjustifiable & unfair tax imposed without choice on the British public.
Aside from a few new programmes dear old Auntie if looking very tired these days, for the amount of money they give over rated so called stars and not forgetting overpaid execs you would think it would be the best TV station in the world, it's not, by a long shot. The only highlight of 2011 was Frozen Planet, you simply cannot touch the BBC for this kind of documentary. The news channel as always is simply obsessed with politics and is rammed down our throats constantly. I very seldom watch the station now but I still have to pay through the nose for it!
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