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Time's Nearly Running Out

  • 10/30/2007 10:59:00 pm
  • By Mark Gibbings-Jones
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So, if you've been thinking about applying to become the new controller of BBC One, get those entry forms in now.




In case you can't see that introduction to the advert, it's
DAVID ATTENBOROUGH HAS BEEN WALKING ON

THE WILD SIDE SINCE 1954

WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?
Quite what that's got to do with the modern BBC One, considering they're making every effort to prove how modern, forward-thinking and not-that-bothered-about-the-past (unless it involves putting a repeat of Open All Hours up against Coronation Street, anyway) they are, we're not entirely sure. By mentioning ex-controller of BBC-2 David Attenborough, are the implying the role is a merely stepping stone to getting your own strand of nature documentary films? Well, seeing as Dave is about to record his swansong series, they might well be looking for someone else, and if they could get the controller of BBC One to do it on the side (in a salaried position, so they won't be putting an overtime form in), that could suit their new remit pretty well.

Gosh, aren't we the little Rory Bremners tonight, eh?

Anyway, if anyone here fancies applying for the job, or if they want to take a tip out of Lee & Herring about fourteen years ago's book and make a jokingly inept application for the position (and we were genuinely considering doing just that, you know), here's the link. Just promise us you'll show Night Of The Comet as the BBC One Friday night movie once in a while, that's all we ask.

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