Posted by jorbell on December 24, 2008
The BBC Trust recently launched a website to ensure that the BBC is meeting the public’s expectations by providing quality TV, radio and online services for everyone in the UK. While this initiative was primarily aimed at younger audiences, it was great that people were given the opportunity to air their views especially as the BBC is a forced subscription service.
I am particularly interested in comedy having written sketches and a pilot sitcom so I would like more emphasis on the development of new writers and programs. Endlessly replaying what is termed as classic comedy will only kill the medium if it carries on in its present form. New shows won’t get so much of a look in and the old stuff will become so over familiar in won’t be liked (as much) any more.
In the 90s the repeats weren’t at saturation level which they are now and the were broadcast at just at the right intervals. Frequent enough to enjoy but not so regularly that they become boring. Now, I’m beginning to tire of certain shows purely because I’ve seen them so much. The odd thing is that if do watch them I still laugh but I’m less inclined to even turn the show on like I used to be. “Oh no, it’s that episode again.”
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