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BBC - help needed - off-grid or regular campers

BBC - help needed - off-grid or regular campers


Postby helenw » Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:05 pm

Can anyone help the BBC with this request for keen campers/off grid backpackers for new series?
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Re: BBC - help needed - off-grid or regular campers

Postby Coop » Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:05 pm

Ageism from auntie :D
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Re: BBC - help needed - off-grid or regular campers

Postby Marty_JG » Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:01 pm

Coop wrote:Ageism from auntie :D


Aye.

"Like wild-camping? What we really need is some fit young things our stay-at-home viewers can go 'phwoar' over whilst everyone pretends we're making a camping documentary. Daisy Duke shorts optional - but welcome!"
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Postby Alteknacker » Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:21 pm

Seriously ageist. I didn't even start this lark until I was 59!
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Postby al78 » Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:41 am

Not necessarily ageism, what is the programme about and who is it aimed at? Get the facts first before throwing trendy accusations about. A programme featuring a particular age group is not necessarily agesm, any more than it being based in Scotland is regionalism.
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Postby CharlesT » Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:27 am

Alternatively, as Mark Twain said "Never let the facts get in the way of a good story". :D
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Re: BBC - help needed - off-grid or regular campers

Postby Lightfoot2017 » Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:48 am

Yep....typical BBC...ageist...chasing after the yoof demographic.
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Postby CharlesT » Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:52 pm

Lightfoot2017 wrote:Yep....typical BBC...ageist...chasing after the yoof demographic.

Fear you may be right. I'm a long term BBC fan and listener and their chasing after ratings seems misguided for a public service broadcaster. Agree they need a dose of commercial reality in their thinking, but not at the risk of alienating their key constituency of listeners.

And while we're about it, having just qualified for a free licence they're going to take it away. ☹ Boo! Hiss!
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Postby Pads4 » Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:43 pm

The cynic in me thinks the age requirement is more so they can paint a picture of young people camping irresponsibly and everyone can have a good moan.

If I was you I would be worried that it's used as ammunition for more legislation against wild camping which seems to the hot topic at the moment during COVID.
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Postby Lightfoot2017 » Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:07 pm

CharlesT wrote:
Lightfoot2017 wrote:Yep....typical BBC...ageist...chasing after the yoof demographic.

Fear you may be right. I'm a long term BBC fan and listener and their chasing after ratings seems misguided for a public service broadcaster. Agree they need a dose of commercial reality in their thinking, but not at the risk of alienating their key constituency of listeners.

And while we're about it, having just qualified for a free licence they're going to take it away. ☹ Boo! Hiss!


Hand on heart, I honestly cannot remember the last time I watched anything on BBC TV. I listen to the radio and use the News website, but TV? Mehhhhh.... Its only the very VERY rare occasions that i might tune in to a documentary thsts been heavily flagged and is of interest to me. Thon documentary about the Highlands narrated by Ewan McGregor a couple of years back being a case in point.
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Re: BBC - help needed - off-grid or regular campers

Postby Fractral » Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:26 pm

CharlesT wrote:
Lightfoot2017 wrote:Yep....typical BBC...ageist...chasing after the yoof demographic.

Fear you may be right. I'm a long term BBC fan and listener and their chasing after ratings seems misguided for a public service broadcaster. Agree they need a dose of commercial reality in their thinking, but not at the risk of alienating their key constituency of listeners.

And while we're about it, having just qualified for a free licence they're going to take it away. ☹ Boo! Hiss!

Agreed, they shouldn't really be acknowledging the existence of young people. I mean, the licence fee is a rip of so none of us watch the BBC in the first place. And the last thing young campers need is more attention right now, since a large portion of the populace seem to want to ban wild camping :(

/s but only sort of, I fit the description but why would I ever want half the country to get a look at my quiet weekends camping...? Not that I imagine they'll struggle to find people to film.
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Re: BBC - help needed - off-grid or regular campers

Postby Sgurr » Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:57 pm

Let's face it, as we age, some of us campers do appear a tad grumpy. WE've only done it in the last 20 years or so if we absolutely can't get to a hill any other way, we don't do it because we like camping. Even folding himself into a tent was an effort for R for Ben Armine and Creag Mhor
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Re: BBC - help needed - off-grid or regular campers

Postby Glengavel » Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:03 pm

Marty_JG wrote:
"Like wild-camping? What we really need is some fit young things our stay-at-home viewers can go 'phwoar' over whilst everyone pretends we're making a camping documentary. Daisy Duke shorts optional - but welcome!"


Well, I'm in. For the scenery, obviously.
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Re: BBC - help needed - off-grid or regular campers

Postby CharlesT » Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:03 am

Glengavel wrote:
Marty_JG wrote:
"Like wild-camping? What we really need is some fit young things our stay-at-home viewers can go 'phwoar' over whilst everyone pretends we're making a camping documentary. Daisy Duke shorts optional - but welcome!"


Well, I'm in. For the scenery, obviously.


Won't be the same without Barbara Windsor though. 😄
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