What do you think of the BBC's decision not to broadcast one episode of David Attenborough's new (and probably last) series Wild Isles on the grounds that it might upset right-wing pressure groups? The particular episode is about the destruction of wildlife by industrial farming, fishing and forestry, and the prospects of rewilding.
It this the same BBC that once successfully challenged the establishment with programmes like That Was The Week That Was and Cathy Come Home? And <shudder> Threads? Now being bullied into suppressing programming by a 96-year-old national treasure?
I despair sometimes. I shouldn't feel this way but from time to time I can't help being glad that the greater part of my life is behind me and, unlike my daughter and her generation and those that come after, I won't have to have the full experience of the shitstorm we are placidly sliding into.
I think David Attenborough should be given a state funeral when he dies. He's the epitome of my idea of a non-executive president of a British republic.
Naked pair enjoy meal in non-naturalist pub.