Mark Rimmell (markrimmell) wrote,
Mark Rimmell
markrimmell

I will be writing to....

BBC Trust at 180 Great Portland Street, London W1W 5QZ

I would like to propose he following...

1. People from outside the UK can pay the equivalent to the licence fee (adjusted for average local income and spending power) this will give them full access to BBC on-line services.

2. The income from (Rimmell proposition #1) be split between subsidising the UK licence fee and increasing the internet presence of the BBC.

3. 6 Music will be retained and given space on the FM band.

4. The entire back catalogue of the BBC radio and television will be made available on demand on-line to licence holders.

5. The DAB roll out will be halted and a better codec than mp2 found. All existing DAB radios will be replaced or upgraded free of charge.

6. The existing FM stations will remain on the FM band and the situation reviewed in 2090.


Additional and very personal wish list, purely optional. But I will pay double my licence fee if the BBC takes up any one of them

Uncle Nemesis will be put in charge of 6 Music and triple the funding of the station to include staging of gigs around the UK.

Mark Thompson will step down and by way of a golden handshake receive no more than an old copy of the Radio Times, preferably one with Noel Edmonds on the cover.

Whatever the whinging Murdochs want the BBC should do the opposite.

Greg Dyke be reinstated as Director-General for a token one day. Because I don't like Alastair Campbell and I think Anthony Charles Lynton Blair is a liar. However I feel Mr Dyke has blown it with me by getting too chummy with the Tories, hence the token one day reinstatement.

All BBC television drama must be set between the years of 1870 and 1901. No artistic interpretation on costumes will be permitted.

The lost Doctor Who episodes will be recreated using a combination of lookalike actors, CGI and surviving soundtracks, starting with Evil of The Daleks. (Did you know that you type "Evil of the" into google it auto completes with "Daleks" at the top? "evil of the catholic church" comes second. Just shows we should deal with the loss of the "Evil of the Daleks" ahead of worrying about Rome.

I do feel there is a case for keeping out of some of the more heavily commercialised spheres... So sports will only be broadcast if all competitors and officials are amateurs. For example cricket from the village green, football from your local park with jumpers for goal posts (match abandoned because little Johnny took his ball home).

The BBC should buy in Firefly and give Joss Whedon a free hand to do whatever he wants.

The dumbing down of documentaries will cease.
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