Might this herald a reconsideration of the tendency towards patronising, infantilised 'drivel' that has spoiled so much of the BBC's output, including Radio 3?
and your other post about 'betraying our trust' (and the corp's trust) .... just part and parcel of the demolition exercise of the beeb, as far as i can see unfortunately. imo it doesn't signal 'a turning point' in any positive sense, for viewers, or listeners.
instead, it does make me wonder just what the beeb management requires of their employees, and what role the trust plays?
aren't employees allegedly non biased, and non political ...
yet the demolition exercise is implied to be 'stateist' or left leaning, by the likes of boris, and other beeb critics. as though gaffs are automatically left leaning, and any real triumphs 'naturally capitalist', or right leaning.
i don't think the alleged jubilee coverage had 'mistakes' exactly, it was all carefully choreographed. even the fact that it left plenty of room for gaffs, coverage was 'excessive', spanning four days. curalach's post, relating to a brief public show of dignity, appropriate to the occasion sufficing, is spot on imo. it seems distinctly odd, especially in an economic recession, not to consult a few history books, and employ a couple of experts? instead, the coverage alienated royalists, and historians respectively, as well as tv viewers hoping to be entertained.
potentially more like a death knell, than a 'turning point' unfortunately!
lastly, fancy airing the excuses of hideously unsympathetic mr damazer... just to put the icing on the cake - gr8!