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emtiem wrote:
ppw3o6r wrote:

New years day 2019 is the last time I watched anything PERIOD on the BBC and that was that goddam awful abortion of an alleged Dalek story. Previous to this I watched Top Gear under Clarkson which got completely bolloxed under Evans and Doctor Who under Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman....also bolloxed without that Dynamic Duo!
The BBC used to stand for quality programming or so the Donkey thought. It's as if they have given up trying to compete with Netflix or Amazon etc or even trying to justify extorting the license fee out of the set upon public. Remember we used to pay the BBC for the analogue signal which was turned off so what the hell are we paying them for now??  ajb007/frown

Nine national TV stations, regional TV, one online TV channel, Sports coverage, the largest broadcasting news-gathering operation in the world, weather, a large website, iPlayer, BBC Sounds, 10 national radio stations, 40 local radio stations, one worldwide radio station and six orchestras. For 42p a day. You never paid them just for the analogue signal, no.
Netflix has got The Irishman and some truly dreadful films. Great.

If you haven't watched it in a year then how would you know if you're missing anything or that they've 'given up'?

Good points (how long have you worked for the BBC?) but I choose not to watch or indeed listen. I know a number of die hard Who fans Who continued to watch and quite frankly wish they hadn't because said programme has become so darn awful. Look at the viewing figures or the lack of? and the reaction from fans on social media. This programme used to be fun, a bit of escapism on a Saturday evening before JiM'll Fix You! and at times it would scare the crap out of you or make you think "Blink" certainly comes to mind. The 2018 episodes were too politically and racially correct (how many companions does the Doc need?) while trying to throw in teaching aids such as "KILLING IS BAD!" They, that is the writers appear to have forgotten what DW is all about. There has pretty much been an origins back story running in the background since the 1960s which has been conveniently overlooked. Unfortunately those who are still viewing may have seen all this before back in the Colin Davidson days which were also on the whole just awful!  ajb007/crap

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Emtiem, yes I'm watching  on Britbox.
The quality is really good,  I'm guessing
Some are in HD quality.

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ppw3o6r wrote:
emtiem wrote:
ppw3o6r wrote:

New years day 2019 is the last time I watched anything PERIOD on the BBC and that was that goddam awful abortion of an alleged Dalek story. Previous to this I watched Top Gear under Clarkson which got completely bolloxed under Evans and Doctor Who under Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman....also bolloxed without that Dynamic Duo!
The BBC used to stand for quality programming or so the Donkey thought. It's as if they have given up trying to compete with Netflix or Amazon etc or even trying to justify extorting the license fee out of the set upon public. Remember we used to pay the BBC for the analogue signal which was turned off so what the hell are we paying them for now??  ajb007/frown

Nine national TV stations, regional TV, one online TV channel, Sports coverage, the largest broadcasting news-gathering operation in the world, weather, a large website, iPlayer, BBC Sounds, 10 national radio stations, 40 local radio stations, one worldwide radio station and six orchestras. For 42p a day. You never paid them just for the analogue signal, no.
Netflix has got The Irishman and some truly dreadful films. Great.

If you haven't watched it in a year then how would you know if you're missing anything or that they've 'given up'?

Good points (how long have you worked for the BBC?) but I choose not to watch or indeed listen. I know a number of die hard Who fans Who continued to watch and quite frankly wish they hadn't because said programme has become so darn awful. Look at the viewing figures or the lack of? and the reaction from fans on social media. This programme used to be fun, a bit of escapism on a Saturday evening before JiM'll Fix You! and at times it would scare the crap out of you or make you think "Blink" certainly comes to mind. The 2018 episodes were too politically and racially correct (how many companions does the Doc need?) while trying to throw in teaching aids such as "KILLING IS BAD!" They, that is the writers appear to have forgotten what DW is all about. There has pretty much been an origins back story running in the background since the 1960s which has been conveniently overlooked. Unfortunately those who are still viewing may have seen all this before back in the Colin Davidson days which were also on the whole just awful!  ajb007/crap

Yeah it’s pretty poor now. But one programme getting worse does not mean an entire corporation is somehow worthless, unless you think that crap Ryan Reynolds film means that Netflix is completely without worth. How long have you worked for the Daily Mail?

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Thunderpussy wrote:

Emtiem, yes I'm watching  on Britbox.
The quality is really good,  I'm guessing
Some are in HD quality.

Cool; I might have to give it a go at some point- there’s still a few Dr Who stories I haven’t seen. I might wait for Britbox to fill up a bit more on good archive stuff though.

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The BBC used to be the pinnacle of broadcasting, but their political bias has started to cause a backlash.  I can see the licence fee being abolished soon.  Their dramas, news reporting and documentaries have all started to slide into the abyss. The only thing they have as stand out programming now are the natural history docs.

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They've produced several of the biggest dramas of recent years: I think their drama output is improving. And it's funny how, when it comes to bias, there are complaints from the left that the BBC is too right-balance, and complaints from the right that it is too left-biased. Almost as if... it's actually quite balanced... It's become sort of received wisdom that it is biased and everything is getting worse, but I'm not sure those saying it actually think that or they're just parroting it because they've read it in the newspapers which resent and want to take over the BBC's position of strength in the market.

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Just finished the first series with Tom Baker,  ajb007/martini  what a great actor he is. He hit the
ground running with " ROBOT " a brilliant first story.
In the second series first story " Terror of the Zygons" set in some god awful part of
the country ...... Scotland I think  ajb007/tongue  The local Laird has a personal servant called
" Caber " . I wonder if this might have been were another author  got some inspiration
for his henchman. As Dr who was broadcast in 1975 and License Renewed published in 1976 ?..

( I don't really see a conspiracy, just an odd coincidence )  ajb007/wink

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Heh! It’s possible:) I do remember that the writer of that story wrote one of many unused adaptations for Casino Royale in the pre-Eon days.

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thanks Thunderpussy for posting more Dr Who reviews! keep em coming!

I realise I've seen the Green Death, which you recommended, that's the final story with companion Jo Grant. The next storyline introduces Sarah Jane.
There was a lot of weird environmental horror stories during the Pertwee era, I guess because he was mostly earthbound so the monsters had to come from somewhere.


License Renewed was published 1981, but I suppose it's possible Gardner was making a Dr Who reference. I think Caber could be an obvious name for a Scottish henchman, those guys who toss the caber in real life are huge!

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Absolutely agree caractacus potts, I think the name is simply a coincidence.

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