Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Lesson write up (31/03/09)

Jonathan Ross and Russel Brand's messages on Andrew Sach's answer machine.
Whether it is controversial or not?

What do you think?
  • Funny - not offensive to younger generation but older may find offensive. 40+ audience are about half of the license fee payers and the ones who may be offended.


  • Blown out of proportion - 80 or so complaints when aired but 20,000 following press coverage

What is the BBC's ideology?

Reith's dream: "An independent British broadcaster able to educate, inform and entertain the whole nation free from political interference and commercial pressure"

Has it changed in the past 30 years? Should it change now? Should it be changeable?

It hasn't changed much as it still shows education, informing and entertaining shows, however they have become more entertaining than any of their other ideologies. I believe it shouldn't change as these are the original creators 'dream' but I do believe it should be changeable if they wish too.

To what extent has this debacle damaged the BBC? To what extent should it have damaged the BBC? What are the implications for British broadcasting?

I believe this hasn't damaged the BBC as they are still a thriving channel. I do not believe it should have damaged the BBC a lot however, I do think it should have a little as they should not have aired it knowing it may be very offensive.


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