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All posts by David Jones

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


I specifically wanted ITV3 and ITV4, as the older stuff ITV used to produce is of much higher quality (in my opinion) than the rubbish they generally produce these days. I'd rather watch Minder or The Professionals for the 15th time than celebrate shallow, idiotic stupidity by watching The Only Way Is Essex or Take Me Out. And the films on ITV1+2 are generally tailored for the kinds of audience those channels are aimed at.

I also wanted Dave (for comedies like Red Dwarf and League of Gentlemen), Yesterday (for documentaries) and Film4. Channel 4 shows very few films since it now has a dedicated film channel. If you don't get that channel, then you don't get the films. This was never the way things were meant to be; creating multiple specialised channels from single generic ones and then denying access to millions of people to content they may prefer. Ofcom should have stipulated that anyone purchasing licences would have to upgrade ALL transmitters as they have now allowed a 2 tier situation to arise, which is deplorable.

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Briantist: So basically, capitalist economic principles apply here! Why bother to build hospitals in the South Wales Valleys or Southern Scotland because people here are poorer than the median income in the UK!!!?
This is like the Ayn Rand economics!
Have to run, missing Coronation Street on ITV1 and then have to apply leeches to my leg ulcer.......

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Briantist: You are like someone who would justify slavery in the 1700; slaves pay for the rich parts of the UK, therefore the poor parts have no right to complain.
The poor parts are subsidised by our wealth and should move to ports where they can too buy slaves to move up the social ladder.

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