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February 29, 2004

Back in the zone

This post on Skip's Acorn Treasury made me very very very cross.

It's a particular type of seething fury that I thought was long gone, but James' post brings it right back.

This is how things work in the BBC. Imagine you're a department. You want to do something? Fine - announce you're doing it and see what happens. The best outcome is that you suddenly end up doing it - and the very worst thing that will happen is that you're suddenly locked in a "compromise" about a "co-production".

What do some people think they're up to behaving like this when DCMS review is iminent?

Posted by Tom Dolan at February 29, 2004 05:43 PM

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Posted by: Vaughan at February 29, 2004 07:23 PM

James also neglects to mention that if it weren't for his team, BBC Wales probably wouldn't even have the *TV* commission, so they should count their blessings.

Posted by: Tom Dolan at February 29, 2004 08:05 PM

Oh god that all too familiar feeling... Only in the BBC would you find the 'Department for Collaboration' busily acquiring other people's hard work. Either that or they just hand down tablets of stone telling you that all the past experience and knowlege you have built up is irrelevant and that a re-launch is needed. I don't know if I'm a trussed up turkey or a mushroom this week.

Posted by: John at February 29, 2004 09:27 PM

Kill them all.

I'm serious.

Posted by: Piers at March 1, 2004 05:59 AM

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