I am a BBC fan. When I was in high school, I used to get flickering videotapes from England – “camera copies” made by setting up a camera in front of a TV screen – of unseen Doctor Who episodes. I enjoyed the adventures of the Doctor, but I was also fascinated by the snippets of the other programmes (as the British say) on the tapes. In 1992, I signed up for a videotape service by the BBC that sent the top shows around the world to expats. Unfortunately, they discontinued the service just as I subscribed.
I had to make do with PBS until the advent of BBC America, which I watch quite religiously. But with the insurgence of the Internet, now I have a much wider range of options!
Last Sunday, the Beeb launched BBC Radio 7, which broadcasts digitally in the UK… and streams live on the Internet! (Actually, almost all the radio services are now available on the net.) I’ve listened on and off to Radio 4 through the net, but I’m particularly interested in Radio 7, because it features radio versions of some of my favorite TV shows. Doctor Who is coming in 2003, but here are some of my other faves you should tune in to (all in Eastern time):
- The League of Gentlemen (Tuesday, 5pm)
- Yes, Minister (Wednesday, 4:30pm)
- One Foot In the Grave (Friday, 4:30pm)
- Dead Ringers (Friday, 5:00pm)
Dear Presenters, I have watched your program about fertility clinic. I am really surprised by the weight of the discussion and your role to balance it. The discussion was in favor of not spending money for poor people who want to have children. The participants were those who have the notion of tax and its effect on future income. If we see things from moral and reality point of view giving access for those who are desperate of having their own children is the right thing. By doing this society is healing their spiritual problem, sadness, anger and so on, mind you this people are entitled to see their GP for mentally related diseases by allowing them this treatment, we are treating them and is cost effective. Please let’s not always reflect some section of the society after work let’s go home and ask ourselves are we doing the right thing?
The other problem is asylum case, we are going abroad and interfere on internal affair of that country when those fox want to come here to save their lives we are against it. This is a bit odd. We only talk about the number of asylum seekers coming to this country but we don’t tell people how many of them are leaving this country. With all our immense resource we don’t want to accept a handful of people, we give them every name to discredit them. What do you say poor country�s like Ethiopia who is taking nearly two million people from the neighboring countries. With all there stretched resources and past animosity they well-come people to save their lives. Please let’s try to present things fairly and intellectually, learn from history and other countries, other wise what will be the difference between you and……
God bless you