Welsh screenwriter Andrew Davies has claimed that the BBC's drama output is far superior to that of subscription services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. He told BBC Wales: "They online streaming services have huge budgets but until now they still have tiny audiences. They're not, it's just people in the business are watching it. Most people are watching Call the Midwife and War and Peace. It couldn't have been done without the BBC; who else would have done it? The Rhiwbina-born writer couldn't praise the network enough, but recognised its turnaround during the past decade. They couldn't do anything.
Even before the independent review panel, under Gavyn Davies, had issued its report on future BBC funding, the Murdoch newspapers had their predictable responses rolling off the presses. The panel's expected recommendation - that those in receipt of digital television should pay a small supplement to the licence fee - would create a burden on pensioners and the poor, we were warned. It would deter people from buying digital sets or set-top boxes and thus hold back British development in an important area of new technology. It would give the BBC, a non-commercial public body, an unfair advantage over risk-taking entrepreneurs ie, R Murdoch. These arguments are laughable. And the alternative - to finance the BBC's digital programmes out of an increase in the general licence fee - would be even more unfair to pensioners and the poor, since they would then be subsidising services that went, initially at least, largely to more affluent viewers. But the argument is not really about digital at all: it is about the future of the BBC in its present form and the determination of Rupert Murdoch and his acolytes to destroy it. Mr Murdoch's propaganda machine has tried to put about the idea that the digital revolution, providing several hundred channels, will allow almost anybody to enter the market, produce programmes and find a niche. We should know this is nonsense because we have heard it before. Mr Murdoch said exactly the same in when he sacked his printers, moved his papers to Wapping and embraced new technology: a thousand papers would bloom, he implied, allowing vegetarian socialists as much of a chance as carnivorous Australian-American businessmen.
Mormon's view marriages outside the temple to be counterfeit and you can't get into the temple without converting to the religion. I've been feeling like a single mother for many years. Real love just happens.
I've never understood that bit of the LDS culture. They must refrain not only from sex, but also passionate kissing or similar physical contact, or any act that arouses such feelings. I'll definitely talk with her about my concerns, and will be spending time with her family over the upcoming holidays so that will be a good chance to see how they treat me.