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    Quote Originally Posted by noel View Post
    Having now listened to this, it seems the counter argument is that they're not causing any ecological damage. This seems tricky to judge. I'm thinking of all the little impacts on the various birds species (nest sites, food, competition etc), that are probably very hard to quantify.
    Don't know about any quantifiable research but macaws and various other 'parrots' have been flying around the streets and surrounding countryside of Kirkby Stephen for years. Over the last 25 years I've been there I think their numbers have dwindled a bit, but they seem to get on with all the locals well enough.

    http://edenvalleycumbria.co.uk/kirkby-stephen-parrots/

    https://www.theguardian.com/environm...lebrity-status
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mossdog View Post
    Don't know about any quantifiable research but macaws and various other 'parrots' have been flying around the streets and surrounding countryside of Kirkby Stephen for years. Over the last 25 years I've been there I think their numbers have dwindled a bit, but they seem to get on with all the locals well enough.

    http://edenvalleycumbria.co.uk/kirkby-stephen-parrots/

    https://www.theguardian.com/environm...lebrity-status
    How interesting. They're obviously pretty hardy then - and well fed seemingly. I'll keep an eye out next time I'm in the area.

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    I cut packham a lot of slack. As a self identified person on the autistic spectrum (asperger's) I think he's a positive role model for people like him. As i dont follow social media I was not aware of his activities in that direction. I guess it's a continual problem for the Beeb. Just because he has a contract with them does that mean he cant have an opinion on social media platforms? The majority of these so called influencers have never been anywhere near mainstream broadcasting so the argument that hes trading on his BBC profile doesn't really hold water. Overall you can't fault his enthusiasm.

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    Interesting to hear varying perspectives on Packham, great stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by harv View Post
    Interesting to hear varying perspectives on Packham, great stuff

    4 things I love (have loved) about the BBC (spoiler alert: they're all on the radio - no TV!)

    1. THE SHIPPING FORECAST. This is well ahead of everything else. In fact I think for the good of the nation it should be made mandatory for every man, woman and child (babies included - wake them up if necessary) to have to listen to this, three times a day, in reflective silence.

    2. CABIN PRESSURE (ok canned laughter can be a bit...) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=840xOjZW0Ws

    3. FAGS MAGS AND BAGS - e.g The Wall of Crisps episode https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcoKk8gLZuU (sorry, this is a TV version, but you'll get a 'flavour' of the radio series).

    4. CLAIRE IN THE COMMUNITY - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGGDKjY8Ckw pokes fun at the wokerati
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mossdog View Post

    .....pokes fun at the wokerati
    Is wokerati even a word? Meaning the exact opposite of twat-erati presumably?

    Weíre watching Spiral (BBC 4), Winterwatch (BBC2) and Would I lie to you (BBC1) on BBC at the minute, the occasional Kermode and Mayo (Radio 4) and, shamefully, we also listen to the Archers (Radio 4) but thatís our lot from the BBC otherwise. No news, no early evening twiddle, no political twaddle. Whatever else we watch right now is probably on Netflix.

    That said thereís new series of Gentleman Jack, Line of Duty and Shetland coming, all BBC, and weíll be watching them. So the BBC arenít dead yet. Itís just their journalism that is dead to me
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    BBC:- Good things:-
    The News Quiz
    More or Less
    I'm sorry, I haven't a clue
    The Now Show

    Plus quite a few things on BBC Scotland or BBC Alba, in particular:-
    Roaming in the Wild
    The Adventure Show
    And quite a lot of stand alone outdoor programmes. Often find myself watching BBC Alba with subtitles in preference to anything on English BBC. In particular a one off programme called The Inaccessible Pinnacle - maybe a little sentimental but it says much about going in to the mountains, getting old, recapturing a perfect day on the hills and the magic of legends and history and folklore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark G View Post
    BBC:- Good things:-
    The News Quiz
    More or Less
    I'm sorry, I haven't a clue
    The Now Show

    Plus quite a few things on BBC Scotland or BBC Alba, in particular:-
    Roaming in the Wild
    The Adventure Show
    And quite a lot of stand alone outdoor programmes. Often find myself watching BBC Alba with subtitles in preference to anything on English BBC. In particular a one off programme called The Inaccessible Pinnacle - maybe a little sentimental but it says much about going in to the mountains, getting old, recapturing a perfect day on the hills and the magic of legends and history and folklore.
    1 to 4 above, Yeap - me too.

    Thanks for the heads up about BBC Scotland and Roaming in the Wild. Found this on iplayer https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episod...doon-the-forth and it's on the list to watch tonight - cheers.
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    University Challenge is the only thing i watch on BBC (in fact the only new thing that i watch on any tv apart from live sport).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travs View Post
    University Challenge is the only thing i watch on BBC (in fact the only new thing that i watch on any tv apart from live sport).
    Well, I enjoyed it when Scumbag College were on...


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