Here we go again. You can be sure that almost anything that emerges from the BBC will be female-friendly. I can’t watch medical dramas on the BBC because the exaggeration of the numbers of female doctors and surgeons (always more competent than male doctors and surgeons) and male nurses is beyond ridiculous. We recently published a piece about women holding ALL the key positions (all presumably very well-paid) in relation to the latest Hairy Bikers series, other than the technical jobs which remain the province of men:
One of my favourite series on BBC television is Room 101, in which celebrities try to consign anything they don’t like to oblivion. Last night’s episode – ably hosted as always by Frank Skinner – will be available through this link until 14 March:
The best of the three guests was, it has to be said, the comedienne Andi Osho, on good form. In the section 15:58 – 18:47, the actor Charles Dance makes the case for consigning NHS doctors’ receptionists to oblivion. It’s a good piece of television, particularly Frank Skinner’s contribution. But the ‘model’ for the piece was a male receptionist. I’m 56 and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a NHS doctors’ receptionist who was a man. My local GP surgery usually has three or four people working in the Reception office, and I’ve never seen a man in the office in all the years I’ve been going there.
The producer of Room 101 is a man – still one male producer left at the BBC, then – but it’s notable how many key positions in the programme are held by women. As you can see at 28:52, there’s the BBC executive producer, the head of production, and the production manager. Is it possible one of these geniuses opted for a male doctors’ receptionist?
It’s apt that the show is called Room 101, after the room of the same name in Nineteen Eighty-Four. The parallels between that book and the cultural manipulations that are going on everywhere we look are uncanny. Yet few people notice that the worlds depicted by mainstream radio, television and film are so unrepresentative of the worlds in which they personally live.
We’re witnessing brainwashing on a global scale, and it’s been going on for decades. I recently watched an episode of Cheers, a series which ran from 1982 to 1993. At the start of the series comedy was found in men acting like men, and women acting like women. That slowly changed over the years, presumably to appeal more to female audiences. Such a series wouldn’t have a chance of being financed today.
Have a nice day.