Sunday, January 29, 2012

Saturday's MOTD Kickabout included this supposedly funny item on the January transfer window. If the BBC News channel asked Michael McIntyre or Rhod Gilbert to read the news or present sports, I'd expect quite a lot of the audience to complain that it's difficult to take the channel seriously. So why is it okay to have a comedian presenting programmes for a children's audience?

Perhaps CBBC should stop treating people in such a juvenile way.

Instead of this time wasting, factual programmes should deal with real issues. For example, the fact the police have charged John Terry in connection with an allegation of racial abuse has never been reported by either Newsround or MOTD Kickabout. The jeering directed towards Patrice Evra yesterday was also ignored by Newsround.

On the plus side, CBBC has gone some way to make up for the axing of Sportsround. A new programme - Ultimate Sports Day - began yesterday. It is presented by Ore Oduba.

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