Thursday, 22 January 2009

Play for Today

Badfort TV have announced that they are going to being showing a series of television plays in a strand called "Play for Today".

They claim that the present difficult economic climate needs to be reflected on television by having more gritty contemporary social realist dramas.

If you ask me this is just an excuse to let loose the forces of anarchy.

I have no doubt that they will be penned by disaffected writers who wish to produce propoganda material with a dubious Badfort slant.

This is not the kind of thing that people want to watch during hard times. They need cheering up. We need more excellent programmes of the kind made by the Badgertown Broadcasting Corporation. There is nothing better than relaxing in front of the TV and watching the like of "Lark Rise to Badgertown" and "Elephants Dancing Strictly on Ice".

Badfort TV claim that they too are providing entertainment for the depression.

They have started a new series called "Strictly Dance Marathon". This was a dance activity that was last popular in the depression of the 1920s and 1930s.

Badfort TV are inviting unemployed people to compete in the contests in order to achieve fame or win monetary prizes.

These marathons are in reality no more than tawdry human endurance contests in which couples dance almost non-stop for hundreds of hours - as long as a month or two.

They are designed to ensnare the greedy and the gullible. I hear that Alonzo S. Whitebeard, the well known miser, has entered the competition with Iama Goldsack.

They are well suited, for Miss Goldsack is very careful with money - she wears tarpaulin dresses to keep her wardrobe costs down.

They appear to be popular with the public - the fact that they have tied themselves together to stay upright has led to viewers admiring their pluckiness.

I think that it is an absolute disgrace - have we not moved on from the days of the gladiatorial arena?

Beaver has even had the cheek to ask for public funds for Badfort TV - claiming that its output is more worthy than that of the Badgertown Broadcasting Corporation!

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1 comment:

  1. "Badfort TV claim that they too are providing entertainment for the depression."

    This reminds me of a movie called They Shoot Horses, Don't They, which makes me wonder if Badfort TV didn't mean to say they're providing entertainment that causes depression...