On Mon, 5 Oct 2020 at 15:25:56, Nick Odell
Post by Nick Odell Post by Sam Plusnet Post by Chris McMillan
Methinks the Sainted Jill may not be so lucky for whatever Lizzie and
Freddie have planned. With the rule of six, why haven’t we heard of a Zoom
It would have to be renamed. Can't have advertising on the BBC.
....except beyond the UK where the bbc.co.uk website automagically
morphs into bbc.com and starts advert-flinging. Perhaps they could
produce an international version of TA like they did in the old days
only this time incorporate product placement and sponsored stories.
Interesting thought: what sort of products _could_ be product placed in
TA? I suppose agricultural machinery (Massey Ferguson, John Dere ...),
livestock drugs, things you put on crops (if legal in England). Can't
think of _much_ more, for a prog. set in England. (Miscellaneous
household products probably wouldn't have recognisable names abroad -
unless the international version was _extremely_ crass. Which it could
be; I've heard some such [such as the Spanish-language station broadcast
from, I think, Ascension during the Falklands; subtle, it wasn't].)
I remember there being some coverage, quite a few years ago, of a series
being made set somewhere else - I _think_ it was Afghanistan - and TA
being consulted for advice. Not sure who was making it, though BBC World
Service seems most likely.
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