RE: Channel4 smear memo
Anthony, please do the necessary tweaks to this and disseminate to all the usual sources esp. Press Assoc, Sky and James Herring.
To: AllTVC; AllWC; All Studios; All Commissioners; All Execs; All Media; All Regional
RE: What to do about Channel 4?
I think it's time we seized our opportunity to destabilise Channel 4 in this current time of economic uncertainty. I want everyone to think about the things Kev, Julian and the team have done badly this year, and then let's arrange some blue-sky-thought showers in the department pods to decide on the best ones. These will then be planted in the mass media via the BBC News service. A free Sky+ box to whoever comes up with the most damning criticisms.
To help get those rusty brains working - What is it about their factual output these days? Their Cutting Edges feel old, they can't commission a film without 10 weeks of development by which time the access has gone cold and ITV have stolen the idea. Entertainment is weak and dilluted by their over reliance on pastiche studio shows. [And what is Chris Moyles doing back on TV? I thought Chris Evans had done everything in his power to kill off the big fat gobshite?] and then we have their specialist factual department which seems dominated by David Starkey and sperm racing. Yawn.
[NOTE to the diversity department - how many Asians do we have compared to them?]
Look forward to hearing you ideas.
Fifi, your commander-in-chief
blah blah blah usual fake outro...
Tuesday, 14 April 2009
C4 smeargate scandal
Oh-My-God dear readers....! I've just had the fishy Dark Lord -Mr Herring- on the phone asking me if I've seen the TVC smeargate emails running on media monkey...? What emails? How could I possibly be so out of the loop on this? I instucted Zac the hunky new runner to print them off for me on the new carbon neutral recycled bird poo A4 paper I've started using, and I couldn't believe what I was reading: