EVERYONE loves BBC’s Children in Need, don’t they?
No, me neither.
I only watched a bit of it tonight because I wanted to see the special preview of the Doctor Who Christmas special. Am I really the only person in the country who cringes at seeing BBC newsreaders singing and dancing? A musical Eastenders? I feel myself turning red simply typing those words.
The good causes are, of course, worthy and well worth supporting. But is humiliating celebrities and embarrassing their audiences the only way we can get people to donate to charity in this country?
I’ve always suspected that the real reason the Beeb love Children in Need is because it’s cheap to produce. Maybe I’m just jaded. But jaded or not, I know bad TV when I see it, and tonight’s snippet was bad TV.
Apart from Doctor Who, naturally, which actually looked really good.