Monday, July 14, 2014


......AND WHILE WE`RE AT IT.....

.......I see that the BBC, another of the large publicly funded organisations, saw fit to squander yet another shed load of licence-payers` cash on a specially commissioned, hour long documentary about the career of footballer and TV pundit Alan Hansen.  Hansen has retired from Match of the Day after 22 years of punditry and before that, of course, he was a distinguished central defender for Liverpool in their more glorious days.

Now I have no problem with Mr. Hansen - he was a formidable pivot for Liverpool for many seasons and there are those, especially in the BBC it seems, who have admired his punditry delivered in his growling Caledonian mumble.  Now in both of these careers he has amassed a considerable fortune, and good luck to him, especially as reports indicate that the BBC paid him £50,000 each and every time he did his pundit thing on Match of the Day.

But he was a football pundit for goodness sake. But the BBC `documentary` - full of gushing fawnication - might have been more suited to an obituary of someone arguably more deserving of such attention.   I`ve no idea how much the documentary - mysteriously shown again last night - cost to produce but hour long programmes don`t come cheap.   But of course it`s other people`s money....so that`s all right then.

1 comment:

Ray Turner said...

I'm afraid I missed that Snopper...