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Too many celebrity cooks spoiling the broth?
Sir David Attenborough has accused the BBC of chasing ratings and overloading the schedules with too many makeover programmes and celebrity chefs.
Where, he asks, are the programmes about science for example like the long-defunct “Tomorrow’s World?”
“Do we really require so many gardening programmes, makeover programmes or celebrity chefs,” he asks. “Is it not a scandal in this day and age that there seems to be no place for continuing series of programmes about science, or serious music or thoughtful, in-depth interviews with people other than politicians?”
Attenborough joined the BBC in 1952 so he’s been around the corporation a long time. Do you think he’s right or has he had his day?