callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,

Reasons to Love the BBC

I recently filled in a survey about the BBC. I complained a lot but every time a box came up for ‘I’m glad the BBC exists’, I ticked it. Now, from half my friends’ list, comes
I’m proud of the BBC by wonderful Mitch Benn.

A kind soul has made a list.

Bold the ones you love, cross out the ones you've never seen.

Watched when young. John Craven era.
Watch sometimes.
Don’t like
Use but HATE. It’s bad.
Toni Arthur
Brian Cant
too old really; watched with child.
Adam Adamant
Postman Pat
watched with child
Yes Minister
Later with Jools Holland
Pride and Prejudice
Hitchhikers Guide
Better on the radio.
World Service
If I hear this I’m awake when I’d rather be asleep, so I hate it.
Stuart Lee
Mr Benn
watched with child
6 Music
Though I did watch Ray Davies this year.
Horrible Histories
Dennis Potter
Watched but not a huge fan. Blue Remembered Hills was good.
Too young and wasn’t allowed to watch it.
Two Ronnies
The Thick of It
Sadly, couldn’t watch because of the camera angles.
Radio 3
Open University
Mark Kermode & Simon Mayo
Sometimes catch part of Drivetime
Round the Horne
Goon Show

Blakes 7
Dick and Dom

Last Night of the Proms
Gardeners' Question Time
This used to be a Sunday ritual but I don’t like it any more.
Last of the Summer Wine
Steptoe and Son
The Young Ones
Edge of Darkness
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Letter from America
Used to hear when it came on but didn’t make a point of listening.
The Mighty Boosh
Can’t stand the smugness.
Pretty pointless these days.
I Claudius
Absolutely Fabulous
John Motson
Red Dwarf
Our Friends in the North

especially Daniel Craig and Malcolm McDowell
Culture Show
Woman's Hour
Used to listen but now hate.
Charlie and Lola
Alan Partridge
Better on the radio
News at 6 o'clock
Live Aid

Likely Lads
Michael Palin
Don’t like.
No ads
This Life
That's Life
Hated, hated
Life on Earth
The Good Life
Captain Pugwash
Tony Hart
Til Death do us Part
Ken Bruce

News Quiz
Used to love, now can’t stand
Keeping Up Appearances
good acting, terrible scripts
Who do you think you are?

The latest series is better than the last. I got fed up with everyone finding a relative who’d been in the forces and then crying about it. Come on, this applies to all of us.
Kirsty Wark
Annoying woman. If I had her money I’d wear nicer clothes.
Jeremy Paxman
Can’t stand the man.
Used to listen, don’t like the new show.
Fireman Sam
The Ascent of Man
One Foot in the Grave

Xander (Armstrong) and Ben (Miller)
Rob (Webb) and Dave (Mitchell) Better on the radio.
Antiques Roadshow
Used never to miss, now gone off it.
David Attenborough
Sick of the sound of his voice.
Bruce Forsyth
The League of Gentlemen
Have I Got News for You
Hairy Bikers
Being Human
In the Night Garden
You & Me (Me & You)

Monty Python
Liked when first shown, no longer find it very funny.
Doctor Who
Haven’t watched for years.
Top Gear
Watch occasionally. I like James May.
Watched first episode and no more.
Ivor the Engine
Formula 1
Blue Peter
I remember Christopher Trace and Val Singleton. Haven’t watched for years.
Swap Shop
Five Live

Top of the Pops
watched when young then never again
Too old really but watched with child.
The Archers
Used to be an addict, have given up.
That Was The Week That Was
Had no television when it was shown.
The Goodies
Kitten Kong!
Songs of Praise
World at One

The Day Today
Sorry I Haven't a Clue
Not the Nine O'Clock News

watched at the time. I liked Bob Wellings.
Mr Men
East Enders

forced to watch but didn’t like.
Gary Lineker
Radio 1

Radio 2
Ripping Yarns
Johnny Ball
Test Match Special

Perfect Day

Radio Active
Howard's Way
Jeremy Hardy
I have so gone off that man.
Final Score
Some good stuff.
Only Fools (and Horses)
Sky at Night
Shooting Stars

Pete and Dud
Life on Mars
Radcliffe and Maconie
Can’t stand their weekday evening show.
A Bit of Fry and Laurie

Children in Need Appeal
Aargh! And the same goes for Comic Relief
Douglas Adams
He gets in twice?
John Peel
Like, not love.

Finally, congratulations to everyone who's done this. I made so many HTML errors it took me ages!
Tags: bbc, radio, television

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