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.
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 […]
Today the BBC published another article demonizing trans people. I won’t link to it, you’ve probably seen it on Twitter by this point anyway. But if you too are completely disgusted by the behavior of one of the most powerful institutions in Britain, how about signing this open letter?
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?)
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.
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.