Tuesday, May 12, 2015

I've just received an email informing me that BBC Global iPlayer will stop shortly. Although I subscribe it's not much used. Old episodes of Dr Who ... Reggie Perrin ... the odd cookery series &, of course, the magnificent Sherlock.

The thought has crossed my mind that it is promoted by the Clarkson debacle since so many of the programmes are directly or indirectly Top Gear product. Maybe the BBC either no longer can - or wishes to - licence them. No great loss, of course.

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Boris is now part of the Cameron Cabinet with the inevitable salary. At the risk of sounding naïve, how, possibly, can he maintain his many jobs (Cabinet member, constituency MP, Mayor of London & Daily Telegraph writer)? There are only so many hours in a day, days in a week. The outcry seems mostly centred on his typically dimwitted (read: carefully calculated) faux pas that the Cabinet job was a zero hours contract. Terribly funny. Whereas, surely the real issue is how can anyone be paid so much for doing four jobs with insufficient attention? Who, in fact, is putting in the hours (& receiving considerably less, no doubt)?

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Keith Jarrett's Vienna Concert playing now. This is more like it.

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