Wednesday 26 January 2011 by Spacey

Relief as BBC World Service cuts allow Bargain Hunt to stay on air


The nation breathed a collective sigh of relief today after finding out that cost-cutting measures at the BBC will not affect such high quality output as Bargain Hunt, Cash in the Attic and The One Show.

Fears were growing that the BBC may axe some of its informative and wide ranging number of Antique, property and celebrity chit-chat shows, but thankfully it has chosen to close five of its 32 World Service language services resulting in the loss of 650 jobs.

“It’s great news,” enthused one relieved viewer, “As an enthusiastic arsehole, I rely on programmes that involve people going around antiques fairs, buying various items of worthless tat and then hilariously trying to sell them for a pittance of a profit at auction. In matching t-shirts, obviously.”

“If they had cut programmes like The One Show and Homes Under the Hammer then I’d find myself in a situation where I’d have to do that thinking stuff with my brain thing.”

“Radio is crap anyway. It’s just voices with no pictures. What’s the point of that?”

BBC makes World Service cuts

The BBC has defended the decision, insisting that the BBC can not stand alone as the only broadcaster not pandering to morons with televisions.

Director general Mark Thompson said, “Licence fee payers must realise that we are working in a competitive environment, one apparently dominated by the tastes of people who think a night of culture is created with an Iceland prawn ring and My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.”

“Whilst it is regrettable that we have to make these cuts, I hope that those who rely on these services will take comfort from the fact that we will still be making DIY SOS and My Family.”

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