Every hour of every day at the BBC, someone is trying to stop someone more talented from doing something. My job as director-general was to go round, find as many of those cases as possible and reverse them. Alasdair Milne, BBC Director-General 1982-87 Tweet
People in high life have all the luxuries to themselves – among others the luxury of indulging their feelings. People in low life have no such privilege. Necessity, which spares out betters, has no pity on us. We learn to put our feelings back into ourselves, and to jog on with our duties as patiently … Continue reading Only the elite can afford to indulge their feelings
GBH was a seven-part TV drama by Alan Bleasdale, set in a Northern town in the Thatcher years, broadcasted on Channel 4 in 1991. In this scene Jim Nelson, the working class headmaster of a special school played by Michael Palin, sleepwalks out of his holiday caravan during a thunderstorm and crashes into a tree. … Continue reading Why should the dregs of our society act in a caring and decent manner when our self-seeking leaders don’t care about fairness and freedom?