Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Bake Off Sell Off



A sign of the Times

Subtitle: The Great British Sell-Off

Marcus and Agata are probably the last people in the world to have /just started/ watching

The Great British Bake Off

The link will tell you that it is a knockout baking competition whereby each week one contestant is eliminated until a winner is left as the best amateur (i.e. non professional) Baker.

We are indebted to our good friend Sandra who is not British, just a good cook, who put us onto this program.

And now I hear the programme is being sold off to Commercial Television.

How very annoying!  I hope the programme will survive in its current format (oops)  and not be chopped up into very small pieces with lots of commerical breaks and inevitable food based advertising!

Here are some links

Quartz: Bake Off commercialised
http://qz.com/780477/the-bbcs-great-british-bake-off-is-headed-to-channel-4-where-it-will-be-interrupted-by-commercials/

Telegraph: Channel 4 gets the Bake
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/12/bbc-loses-great-british-bake-off/

Mel and Sue to quit

More than 300 other Bake Off stories !
https://news.google.co.uk/news/rtc?ncl=daktyXSTUFHQoNM1hlZUnA7PmPBkM&authuser=0&topic=h



Watch Bake Off  (UK only)