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All posts by Tony Nicholson

Below are all of Tony Nicholson's postings, with the most recent are at the bottom of the page.

I can understand certain rugged areas needing more repeat transmitters but I also remember a holiday in Dorset a notoriously difficult place to get a good tv signal where in some villages the people have given up terrestrial and switched to sky or freesat, Bridport only had 5 channels despite complaining to the beeb for years about the poor service.
The biggest problem facing the licence payer is the inappropriate use of the money for political ends and the burden of increasingly large numbers of 'non-job managers', who have mostly vague and meaningless job titles, this was the legacy of John Birt who pretty much single handedly destroyed the beeb as a maker of quality programming, split the talent base in to private companies and then added a layer of idiots to discuss what sort of programmes to buy in.
The sale of the london BBC site was a con, the move to Salford was a political shift to gain street cred up't north and this was all without any oversight from the public or government of any real meaning.

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