bbc

Backing up the BBC

Well, if you’re British you heard about the BBC privatization news yesterday. It is of course a distraction from Boris’s various outrages, but well, there you go. I know it’s been a right-wing mouthpiece for years now, but plenty of My Stuff is there (Doctor Who, Call the Midwife, Noughts & Crosses etc) and I want it back.

So I guess I figure, in the spirit of this blog… That if you have the ability to back up anything on the BBC that is/was helpful or useful, now might be a good time to do it. Download shows and websites and get them on a hard drive, because, you know, the BBC itself is famously bad at that.

Honestly… I’m also furious on behalf of the disabled children who watch CBeebies, which is incredibly diverse and inclusive. I don’t expect it will be spared from any chopping block that’s coming because we know how the Tories treat disabled children already.

Trans Activism UK – The BBC Quietly Removing Lily Cade Isn’t Enough — LauraKBuzz.com

Today, November 4th 2021, ten days after the initial publication by the BBC of ‘We’re being pressured into sex by some trans women’, the BBC has issued a small and vague change to their article without any fanfare. While the BBC have removed the quotes and statements by Lily Cade from the article, they did […]

Trans Activism UK – The BBC Quietly Removing Lily Cade Isn’t Enough — LauraKBuzz.com

Open letter signed by 16,000 calls for BBC apology over trans article — BBC News – Home

The letter, which takes issue with a BBC News online story, is signed by more than 16,000 people.

Open letter signed by 16,000 calls for BBC apology over trans article — BBC News – Home

They’ve gotten this far and still, unsurprisingly, neglected to mention that one of their sources for this article was a self-confessed (cis, female) rapist.

I met Malorie Blackman!!

I’ve wanted to meet her since I was like… fourteen. I was THRILLED.

Also! Everyone in the hall got to see a sneak preview of the BBC Noughts and Crosses series, which I have been waiting for… again since I was about fourteen years old. It was an unfinished clip, it had a watermark across it and I don’t think the score was done, but ahhh! Exciting! (I’m not sure how much I can divulge, it was a scene at a party, but hopefully a trailer for the whole thing will drop soon anyway?)

It was a terribly exciting day.

CBeebies Are Getting Praise For A Show About Autism Voiced By Autistic Children

CBeebies Are Getting Praise For A Show About Autism Voiced By Autistic Children

paganhare:

unlessimwrongwhichyouknowimnot:

According to the article, all the voice actors are autistic and the show asked autistic writers to write episodes. It looks like it’s a mix of live action and animation and it doesn’t say if the live action actor is also autistic. Being in the US, I can’t access the show (it’s on CBeebies in the UK), but it sounds like it’s good representation.

I’m in the UK and watching it on BBC iPlayer, and it is a DELIGHT. Live-action Pablo switches into an animated world when he gets stressed and consults with his animated friends who help him with various questions and problems he’s having. It’s wonderful. The animated animals are all autistic in different ways and I feel so so happy and fulfilled and represented watching it.

CBeebies is WONDERFUL for things like this. In the past couple of years they’ve also had a show with a visually impaired child, played by a child with the same disability; a show dedicated to helping kids with special needs communicate; and a show which features poetry translated into sign language!

Even CBeebies Land at Alton Towers theme park has all its rides suitable for disabled kids and most of them wheelchair-friendly, plus a sensory garden with signs in Makaton and Makaton-signing staff in the hotels! They’re really good.