Wednesday, January 05, 2005

The weather

You can just imagine the conversation:

TV program editor - We need something to fill in 1/2 hour before the footie. We want to be more in touch with the public. What do the public like to talk about?
TV creative - Football
- We've already got 2 hrs of football, we can't put more on!
- Why not?
- It's too expensive. What else do the English public like to talk about?
- The weather
- We can't make 1/2 hour program about the weather!
- Yes we can. Let me tell you how...


And that was it. One of the weirdest programs I ever watched. (And I believe one can never have too many weird things in life). The title was '50 years of British weather'.
It did talk a bit about the main weather events in Britain in the last 50 years. But mostly it was clips from tv and films showing characters and showpeople talking about the weather, singing about the weather, reading poems about the weather and generally living in different kinds of weather.
Maybe the point was that there is a lot of talking about the weather, even in English fiction. I prefer the notion that there wasn't any point to it at all. Isn't it great? How many of you watched it? I want to know if the TV creative was right!

1 Comments:

At 1:43 am, Blogger Luis said...

In England I would say the TV creative is right. In "the continent" I supose He is wrong ... I wonder what is the origin of that difference ...

 

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