February 17, 2007

Bad TV

I’m watching a BBC News report on 0870 numbers and how much they cost. It’s awful.

Check out this bit: “But at over seven pence per minute they can be a very expensive way of complaining… They can be expensive. More than a national rate call. And the longer you’re kept on the call, the more you’re spending.”

Erm, no kidding.

The report then goes down a strange route, meeting a vicar “who spends much of his time flying to Eastern Europe to help children who’ve been abused…”

He spends lots of money booking flights on British Airways. This is bad. But it seems so much worse because the bastards are taking money from a man who’s helping abused kids! It’s very odd, especially as the report admits the BBC is just as bad as BA in using these phone numbers.

The report has a few other clangers in it. Like introducing an interview clip by using the same words as the interviewee. They must think no-one’s watching cos it’s the weekend.


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  1. Adam

    I just saw that..it was pretty shoddy..badly structured with some awful long gaps..and surely it’s not right to show the faces of abused children/people’s unblurred phone numbers on national television without permission?

    Questions, questions.

    17 Feb 2007, 14:00

  2. It seems that the Say No to 0870 website needs more publicity.

    17 Feb 2007, 20:48


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