BBC shooting new adaptation of The War of the Worlds

Discussion in 'Arts, Sports, & Entertainment' started by ChrisIB, May 29, 2019.

  1. ChrisIB

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    When is The War of the Worlds on TV? Who is in the cast?
     
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  3. ChrisIB

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    Agreed, as long as we don't get Poldark with tripods ..

    At risk of hijacking my own thread, the BBC certainly have the budget. Like every household in the UK with a TV, I must pay a license fee of about $200.00 a year (they send detector vans round to check).
    With commercial sales, that's about $7.5 billion a year.
    It is an outdated funding model, also there is a woeful program balance (technology and SF, around 20% of other networks output, is minimal).
    The BBC also changed when Thatcher took a hard look and decided that given the size of organisation, a proper management structure was needed.
    Unfortunately the unforeseen long term downside was a huge decrease in creative risk taking.
     

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