BBC savaged after investigation launched on 1970s sitcom as ‘woke’ generation takes over
Former BBC executive Professor Tim Luckhurst launched a scathing undressing of the BBC as anger boiled over about the organisation launching an investigation into the language used in 1970’s sitcom Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em. The sitcom received a complaint about a homophobic slur in an episode which led to producers placing a warning at the beginning of the show. The professor voiced concerns the BBC has drifted further away from its listener base in recent years and allowed a “woke generation” to take over the corporation.
The former BBC executive told talkRADIO: “When I joined the BBC I was asked to remember, even though I worked for BBC Radio 4, that most of my listeners read the Daily Mail, not the Guardian.
“And it was a very important corrective and it made me think about the sort of output that my audience might want to listen to and might enjoy.”
But he added how his generation have now “been replaced” by a “very woke generation who are not entirely in touch with the way that other members of their own community think and feel about issues.”
His damming attack of the taxpayer-funded organisation went further as he branded the BBC as holding the views of a “metropolitan elite” whose views are of “a very small minority.”