With what barely disguised glee the BBC reported the problems at ITV this week. Seems to me they have little to feel smug about since most TV is not worth saving, what with all the reality TV garbage, the production line soaps and endless rows of talking heads vying with each other for air time to tell us where we are all going wrong; why your souffle's go flat, why your children go off the rails, why you can't sell your house and how to make the best of staying where you are.
Meanwhile entertainers who have spent years honing their skills and developing their acts and who used to be seen on our screens regularly are working on cruise ships and at private functions. I actually saw a poll this week asking people which "entertainer" from a list of about eight was their favourite. Jade Goody was on the list! Now she is a lot of things and deserves our sympathies but an entertainer she is not. I think BBCiPlayer should change its slogan:
"Making the missable unavoidable"
Do yourself a favour - buy a radio.