BBC plans more codswallop

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  1. pmaitra

    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    BBC Planning Major Documentary on the Russian Tsars. It Will Suck
    Expect a tiresome hodgepodge of Russophobic bilge and lies the UK has been spewing since the early 1800s

    Paul Gilbert | (Royal Russia) | Russia Insider

    Lying bastards

    You know the drill: The Tsars were cruelly repressive, the nobility hopelessly debauched and corrupt, Rasputin was an evil madman, Russians were miserable slaves, the church was odious, the revolution was inevitable due to the oppressiveness of it all …

    We wonder if the Beeb will address the issue of British spies and diplomats endlessly plotting against and destabilizing Russia for the last 300 years.

    We cant wait for the “insight and wit”

    This article originally appeared at

    Speaking today at the Edinburgh Television Festival, Kim Shillinglaw, Controller of BBC Two and BBC Four, talks about her first year at the helm of BBC Two and announces a wide range of new titles, which demonstrate her ambition for the channel, including a three part documentary which takes a “deeper look at the Romanov dynasty”.

    Lucy Worsley travels to Russia to tell the extraordinary story of the dynasty that ruled the country for more than three centuries. It’s an epic tale that includes giant figures such as Peter the Great and Catherine the Great, the devastating struggle against Napoleon in 1812, and the shocking murders of Nicholas II and his family in 1918 which brought the dynasty to a brutal end.

    The Romanovs were the most powerful European monarchs since the Middle Ages, wielding unmatched authority into the 20th century. Lucy will see how they embraced and sponsored the arts on an astonishing scale, commissioning artworks and building spectacular palaces that still dazzle today. Yet many ordinary Russians were little better than slaves, and the failure of the Romanovs to address their condition would ultimately lead to revolution.

    In this new three-part series, Lucy will apply her characteristic insight, attention to detail and wit to the Romanov dynasty. Her understanding of royal tradition and culture, and her gift for bringing historical characters vividly to life, will create a fresh and compelling account of this unique royal family.

    The Executive Producer of the three part documentary, The Real Romanovs: Russia’s Absolute Dynasty is Michael Poole.

    We should have foreseen this before that India’s Daughter attempt by BBC to malign the entire nation.
  3. sorcerer

    sorcerer Senior Member Senior Member

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    Britards Broadcasting Crap is trying to open up new channels in Russian!!

    BBC Seeks State-Funded Expansion, Russian TV Channel

    Britain's BBC said it would seek government funding for the expansion of its international broadcasting, including the creation of a Russian-language television channel.
    Britain's BBC is planning to launch a Russian-language TV channel as it seeks to expand state funding of the service, British media reported on Saturday.

    According to a statement released to several UK media outlets, the state-funded network plans an expansion to multiple countries, as part of its view of "Britain's place in the world" and its "traditions and values." The network also said that it seeks to "uphold global democracy" through what it called "impartial" news.

    "There should no longer be any no-go countries for the World Service – it is Britain’s impartial voice to the world," a statement by the channel released to multiple UK media outlets said.

    The BBC was previously found in breach of Britain's own broadcasting regulator, and the BBC's international channel BBC World News alone was cited for 20 violations of impartiality over four years. For comparison, Russian international broadcaster RT has been accused of 10 violations by the same regulator over nine years.
    If the British regulator's standards are anything to go by, this makes the BBC's international broadcaster at least four times more impartial than RT.

    "There should no longer be any no-go countries for the World Service – it is Britain’s impartial voice to the world," the statement added.

    'Impartial' View

    The statement released by the BBC also said that it seeks to "uphold global democracy" through its broadcasts, although it did not specify further details.

    "The BBC has never been impartial on the importance of democracy and a free press. We have a strong commitment to uphold global democracy though accurate, impartial and independent news. That’s why the BBC World Service is such a trusted and in some cases revered news source," the statement said.

    The plan seeks funding from the British government, which funded the network's international broadcasting until 2010. Another source of funding is a government-mandated license fee, which British households with televisions are forced to pay to the broadcaster.
    The BBC spent $385 million on its international broadcasting in 2014, all funded by British households. For comparison, RT's budget amounted to $278 million in figures cited by the Independent.

    Further details of the plan, which would also provide daily radio broadcasting to North Korea (a country which notoriously jams international radio signals), is to be presented on Monday, according to the Guardian.

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