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  1. #31

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Mansfield View Post
    What do you get from Sky? Many more channels than on the BBC.

    Does Sky do radio, online, local news and media, produce as many quality programmes of its own? I think you have the wrong comparator there.

    Why would you want to mess around with (a somewhat admittedly flawed) public institution that actually works and the world envies?

    Britain has privatized numerous public services and look at how that has turned out.

  2. #32

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    Look at the comedy thatís been made/shown on the bbc that would never have got a chance otherwise, in the last year itís had:

    Fleabag, derrygirls, vic and bobís big night out, This time with Alan Partridge, What we do in the shadows, inside no 9, still game, gone fishing, cunk on Britain, limmyís show....

  3. #33

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    It really gets me why people complain about the BBC. Here's a quote from Digital Spy:

    "... £97 million was spent making seasons one and two of The Crown, resulting in 20 hours of content across two seasons, which was viewed by 14% of adults and ranks 8.2/10 for viewer appreciation of that content.
    Meanwhile, the BBC claims to have spent £97 million making 18 different drama series – including Poldark, Call the Midwife, Our Girl, Peaky Blinders, Sherlock and many more – and producing around 85 hours of content viewed by 72% of adults with a viewer appreciation ranking of 8.7/10.

  4. #34

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rjk View Post
    Even if you never watch it you are still enjoying many benefits of its being there.

    It has a profound effect on the quality of program making in the UK. Look at other countries like France or Australia, the locally produced TV there is really amateurish. The tone of news broadcasting.
    The money spent by the BBC brings much more than that back into the country, many times over.
    It is a key part of UK soft power, which considering we are about to leave the EU, seems more important than ever.

    It's like saying you don't drive a car, so you don't benefit from money spent on the roads, or you have no kids so you dont benefit from spending on education. Equally bogus.
    Correct.

  5. #35

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    Quote Originally Posted by Croesy Blue View Post
    NeEdLeSsly PaYInG mY tV LiCeNse tO oWN tHe LiBS

    AAMB posters are not welcome

  6. #36

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    I love the Beeb and happy to pay its tax.

    I think the programming is crap, but needed to provide a outlet for the broader spectrum.

  7. #37

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    Maybe we'll have to start talking to our elderly relatives and neighbours now? How ghastly!

  8. #38

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    Quote Originally Posted by Croesy Blue View Post
    I think the tories would love to be rid of the bbc just like the NHS. I remember when the funding was cut in 2015 the free to over 75s was expected to be scrapped completely anyway, I'm surprised this has come to anyone as a surprise.

    Well not that surprised thatthe posters who just post "lefty" as an insult have such short memories.
    Yet another legacy of the Cameron/Osborne axis.
    Glad I'm a lefty not a bloody Tory.

  9. #39

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    Only professional moaners and groaners could possibly disapprove of coughing for a licence fee. Going forward over 75s will effectively have to pass a means-test to qualify for a free one. Those wrinkly b'stards whose income is too high or have assets and/or savings above a certain threshold shall have to pay full whack.

    The government should implement similar with regard to Winter Fuel Allowance as it would save billions that it can add to the £15 billion it's giving away in Overseas Aid this year. Continuing austerity for Britons while foreigners have a knees-up at our expense is something we can all fully support, or had better else risk being branded a racist, xenophobe, white supremacist, Brexit nutter, etc.

  10. #40

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    If pensioners can afford to pay it they should. Those who can't will get it free. I do not see what's wrong with that.

  11. #41

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    Quote Originally Posted by az city View Post
    It really gets me why people complain about the BBC. Here's a quote from Digital Spy:

    "... £97 million was spent making seasons one and two of The Crown, resulting in 20 hours of content across two seasons, which was viewed by 14% of adults and ranks 8.2/10 for viewer appreciation of that content.
    Meanwhile, the BBC claims to have spent £97 million making 18 different drama series Ė including Poldark, Call the Midwife, Our Girl, Peaky Blinders, Sherlock and many more Ė and producing around 85 hours of content viewed by 72% of adults with a viewer appreciation ranking of 8.7/10.
    The reason why some folk have a dig at the BBC is probaly ( we hate anything British ) campaign.

    I wish they would all go live in some anti western despot place like Russia or China if I'm honest , where real state television can be enjoyed, as it might be more appealing to them .

  12. #42

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    From what Iíve read, it only affects those that can afford it anyway

  13. #43

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    If all the idiots who don't pay it because they claim they don't use the BBC coughed up the stupidly small sum of £150 a year - then perhaps we wouldn't have to force the poorer and more vulnerable members of our society to do so. Nothing as thick as a working class capitalist.

  14. #44

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Mansfield View Post
    If you own any device - including a computer - capable of receiving a live TV signal then you need a licence. Some people were getting round it by not owning a TV and then watching catch-up on their computers, so the BBC started checking on people watching the iPlayer.
    This is wrong, it has nothing to do with the device capability to receive a live signal. Here is the official guidance:

    You donít need a TV Licence if you or anyone at this address:
    never watch or record programmes on any channel as theyíre being shown on TV or live on an online TV service, and
    never download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer Ė live, catch up or on demand.

    This could be on any device, including a TV, desktop computer, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, games console, digital box or DVD/VHS recorder.

  15. #45

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    The licence fee is excellent value for what you get I'd be lost without the BBC , TV, Radio,Podcasts and the I Player, all for £154 quid. 🤣

    If you have over 15 devices you then pay another £154. Lol.

    Some burn £154 in a weeks drinking and eating.

    Nuts

  16. #46

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    Quote Originally Posted by life on mars View Post
    The licence fee is excellent value for what you get I'd be lost without the BBC , TV, Radio,Podcasts and the I Player, all for £154 quid. 🤣

    If you have over 15 devices you then pay another £154. Lol.

    Some burn £154 in a weeks drinking and eating.

    Nuts
    Exactly, £3 a week, tremendous value. We went to a wedding all day/night on Saturday so were on the settee all day Sunday. Binge watched the 8 episodes of Series 2 Killing Eve. Approx 6 hours of brilliant television, beats me when people complain about the cost of the tv licence.

  17. #47

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    Maybe the BBC need to "market" the licence fee better. £3 a week sounds a lot better than £150 a year.

  18. #48

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    Quote Originally Posted by Organ Morgan. View Post
    Only professional moaners and groaners could possibly disapprove of coughing for a licence fee. Going forward over 75s will effectively have to pass a means-test to qualify for a free one. Those wrinkly b'stards whose income is too high or have assets and/or savings above a certain threshold shall have to pay full whack.

    The government should implement similar with regard to Winter Fuel Allowance as it would save billions that it can add to the £15 billion it's giving away in Overseas Aid this year. Continuing austerity for Britons while foreigners have a knees-up at our expense is something we can all fully support, or had better else risk being branded a racist, xenophobe, white supremacist, Brexit nutter, etc.
    You clearly have no idea about overseas aid.

  19. #49

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    Quote Originally Posted by WJ99mobile View Post
    From what I’ve read, it only affects those that can afford it anyway
    Precisely this.

  20. #50

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric the Half a Bee View Post
    You clearly have no idea about overseas aid.
    The money is given away and £15 billion will be gifted this year. The budget is ring fenced and increases each year, while - for example - many benefit payments have been frozen since 2016. As I also stated, it's continuing austerity for Britons, millions of 'em.

  21. #51

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    Quote Originally Posted by Organ Morgan. View Post
    The money is given away and £15 billion will be gifted this year. The budget is ring fenced and increases each year, while - for example - many benefit payments have been frozen since 2016. As I also stated, it's continuing austerity for Britons, millions of 'em.
    This attitude reminds me of this. People who are struggling being made to blame other people who are struggling.

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  22. #52

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    Quote Originally Posted by Organ Morgan. View Post
    The money is given away and £15 billion will be gifted this year. The budget is ring fenced and increases each year, while - for example - many benefit payments have been frozen since 2016. As I also stated, it's continuing austerity for Britons, millions of 'em.
    You have a very naÔve understanding of overseas aid.

  23. #53

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    saw a post this morning

    2 oldies walking down the road

    Last week they were thanking us for saving the free world
    This week they are taking away our free TV licence

  24. #54

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    It's crazy it's the bbc who are getting all the stick about this rather than the tories.

  25. #55

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue matt View Post
    saw a post this morning

    2 oldies walking down the road

    Last week they were thanking us for saving the free world
    This week they are taking away our free TV licence
    How many people who actually saved the free world are even getting tv licenses. People in their 70s and 80s weren't fighting in the second world war.

    There seems to be some weird belief among the older generations in this country that they all were fighting in WW2 when they were either very young or not even born.

  26. #56

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  27. #57

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    I don't understand how people don't know that, it was obvious in 2015 and it's even more obvious now.

    Yet people are happy just to think what the daily mail and their facebook memes tell them.

  28. #58

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue matt View Post
    saw a post this morning

    2 oldies walking down the road

    Last week they were thanking us for saving the free world
    This week they are taking away our free TV licence
    Saw another post this morning, the war ended 74 years ago.

    Why is everyone assuming that anyone over the age of 75 served in the war? Itís lazy hysteria. I donít know how many veterans are still alive now, but I would bet my life they do not make up the majority of over 75 year olds.

    If people stuck on benefits and relying on food banks have to pay the fee, then so should the elderly. This is at fault of the Tory government (cutting funding again what a surprise) yet no one cares. The anger is directed at the BBC for screwing over war veterans, no wonder the media isnít trusted in this country

  29. #59

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    Quote Originally Posted by Llandaff Blue View Post
    Saw another post this morning, the war ended 74 years ago.

    Why is everyone assuming that anyone over the age of 75 served in the war? It’s lazy hysteria. I don’t know how many veterans are still alive now, but I would bet my life they do not make up the majority of over 75 year olds.

    If people stuck on benefits and relying on food banks have to pay the fee, then so should the elderly. This is at fault of the Tory government (cutting funding again what a surprise) yet no one cares. The anger is directed at the BBC for screwing over war veterans, no wonder the media isn’t trusted in this country
    They'd be minimum 90 today, and that's assuming that they lied to enrol and just squeaked in before hostilities ended.

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