Memorandum submitted by Mrs Eileen Bloom
I read in the Manchester Evening News that you
are not too pleased with the BBC over the Ali G incident on Radio
1. I did not hear it so cannot comment. But I did see "They
Think it's All Over" last night. I did turn it off as I thought
Jonathan Ross was going too far. After the news at 10 o'clock
he had his own "chat show". Whatever are the BBC doing
allowing this. He tried to get June Brown to say things she didn't
wish to and then Mel B. On returning to the Green Room she said
"I need counselling after that". This man is paid a
lot of money and I object to my licence money being used to put
that type of programme into my living room.
I know the easy answer is turn it off but why
is a national service putting this out?
I have another moan about the BBC and it is
the constant bombardment of News 24, . . . website, e-mail etc.
In 2008 we are set for digital TV but all the advertising now
only make a divided societynot the North/South but the
Haves and Not Haves. There are many, many people who cannot afford
a computer let alone pay for the internet.
We are told that poverty is high in Britain,
I would rather parents feed their children than spend money on
a computer. How many older people are also excluded. I hope you
can have some influence with Greg Dyke over the BBC.
9 March 2002