Wednesday, January 23, 2013

That's Not The BBC TV I Was Thinking Of

Our completely impartial national broadcaster brings us this:
n an effort to support and positively address transgender roles on mainstream comedy television shows, the BBC has teamed up with artist collective Trans Comedy to bestow upon upcoming writers the Trans Comedy Award. Specifically BBC Writersroom, an ongoing program that helps scribes develop projects for the BBC, is offering talented writers up to £5,000 (about $8,000) to use toward producing a television pilot.
Well, they've certainly got the parody thing covered, albeit probably not in the way they were intending.

Hey, it's a free country, so if some guys want to get together to eat, drink and be Mary, why not? I'm just not sure why licence payers should be expected to pay for it, and especially so when the organisation that wants to 'positively address transgender roles' steadfastly refuses to call the guy with a bomb vest a 'terrorist' in the name of bogus objectivity.


Rob said...

Ok have seen the Beslan terrorists referred to as 'activists' and 'radicals' in BBC news articles.

North Northwester said...

Can a reimagined 'Animal Magic' be far away?