Without doubt, Brass Tacks is one of the most exhilarating studies of human emotions on any of the three channels

Yorkshire Evening Post
Frank Metcalfe’s VIEWPOINT

Without doubt, “Brass Tacks” (BBC-2) is one of the most exhilarating studies of human emotions on any of the three channels. Especially when it turns its visual and verbal spotlight on animals reared on the “battery” system. The return of this explosive series slammed straight into contrasts between humans and living meat products. How humans subjected to similar conditions in intensive farming husbandry would soon be the victims of disease epidemics. Experts stressed an odd combination whereby to maintain health stocks, the animals or poultry had to be treated with antibiotics. Which also makes them disease resistant

Intensive farming images upsetting

Daily Telegraph

THAT punchy, percussive introductory music is a give-away. Another trial by television is under way. This time it was in the form of Brass Tacks, BBC-2’s new series designed to give the public a chance to have its says by providing subsequent phone-in programmes on local radio stations all over the country. The first subject for dissection on Tuesday night was British intensive-farming methods which provide relatively cheap food at some risk to our health. The image presented in the opening film, which amounted to the case for the prosecution, were horrendous


Manchester Evening News

LANCASHIRE branch of the NFU have sent a resolution to headquarters deploring the BBC’s handling of its “Brass Tacks” programme on Tuesday evening which members alleged was deliberately contrived to stimulate all the emotive arguments over current farming methods. Said Mr Chris Halhead, during Wednesday’s executive meeting: “I am sick of trying to produce food for people who are constantly trying to pull the rug out from under us