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John McKie : UNKINDEST CUT OF THEM ALL.

Byline: John McKie

THE BBC has really got my goat this week. Nor the fact they sacked 3780 people and not one of them went by the name Nick Knowles.

Nor EastEnders, which was so boring I got up to change my dishwasher mid-episode, before the Ferreiras had packed.

Nor that they have a programme on the world's most exciting city - and the subject matter is rat droppings (Thanks, the makers of A Life Of Grime New York).

The real scandal is they've gone and axed Superstars after only two series back. Just hearing that theme tune is enough to make the hairs on my neck stand to attention. The new events like football and golf, Amir Khan making a fool of himself on the squat thrusts and boxer Wayne McCullough bleeding profusely after the gym tests - these were all up there with the halcyon days of Jacksy and David Vine. At least the final series winner will be our very own Alain Baxter.

Meanwhile, BBC1 stumbles on. Witless controller Lorraine Heggessey says she wants an alternative to 'all the negative coverage about Africa' then relocates special editions of Ground Force, Rolf On Art and Holby City to the continent. Make yer mind up.

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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Mar 26, 2005
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