Monday, November 01, 2010

Programmes I Have Personally Enjoyed On the BBC Throughout My Life(Past and Present)

Newsround
Newsnight
Spooks
Blackadder
Shoestring
The Two Ronnies
Wogan
Parkinson
Last Night of the Proms
Any Questions
Question Time
Secret Army
Record Breakers
Red Dwarf
Our Friends in the North
Live Aid
Live 8
Tripods
Simon Schama's History of Britiain
The League of Gentlemen
Have I Got News for You
Doctor Who (Oh yes)
Blake's 7
Torchwood
Blue Peter
Swap Shop
The World at One
Today
BBC Breakfast
Monty Python
Bergerac
Children in Need Appeal
Robin Hood
Not the Nine O'Clock News
Stephen Poliakoff dramas
Porridge
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Alan Partridge
Sherlock (Definitely)
David Attenborough programmes
BAFTA Evenings
Bagpuss
The Flumps
Camberwick Green
Life On Mars
Ashes To Ashes
Stephen Fry's America
Michael Palin
QI
Mastermind
Jackanory
The Box of Delights
The Wombles
Fawlty Towers
Morecambe and Wise
All Creatures Great and Small
Gavin and Stacey
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
The Politics Show
Loose Ends
The News Quiz
Rev.
The Thick of It
The Apprentice
And many more...

The BBC is under threat at the moment in the form of major cuts following the Comprehensive Spending Review, indeed it was during that review that Osborne announced that the BBC Licence Fee would be frozen for six years. This seems to be a deliberate ideological attack from the Right and must be resisted. The channel provides many quality programmes which make the Licence Fee worthwhile and for it to go would encourage more mainstream low quality trash and take away the need to educate, entertain, and inform from mainstream broadcasting.
If you feel the way I do about this and feel passionate about the BBC to the point of seeing it as part of what makes Britain Great, then you could do no bad thing than buy Mitch Benn's song I'm Proud of the BBC, online for just 79p. If that gets to No 1 in the Charts next week, then that will surely send some sort of message. Again, if you feel as passionate as I do, then draw up a list of your favourite BBC programmes on your blog or Facebook, or via email, and pass on the link

2 comments:

Skuds said...

And what about:

The Goodies
Colditz
Steptoe & Son
Tomorrow's World
Reginald Perrin
Animal Magic
Dad's Army
The Flipside of Dominick Hide
Top of the Pops
Rentaghost
Equator/Tropics of Cancer & Capricorn
Citizen Smith
The Old Men at the Zoo
Yes Minister/Prime Minister
Porridge
Jeckyll
The Old Grey Whistle Test
Up Pompeii
Bottom
Heavy Metal Britannia/Synth Britannia/Prog Britannia/etc. etc.
House of Cards
The Day of the Triffids (both adaptations)
The Office
Extras
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Granted, some of them may be a bit before your time...

Paul Burgin said...

I did say "And many more...", if I listed every BBC Programme I have ever enjoyed I'd be in this computer all night ;-)