Select Page

Mark Andrews: Cycling cows, what viewers really want, and proof prisons are too soft

Mark Andrews: Cycling cows, what viewers really want, and proof prisons are too soft

Mark Andrews takes a wry look at the week that was. Adam Henson – cycling cows? BBC Countryfile presenter Adam Henson stands accused of pandering…

Saturday, May 14

News

Mark Andrews takes a wry look at the week that was. Adam Henson – cycling cows? BBC Countryfile presenter Adam Henson stands accused of pandering to the woke lobby by saying "a cow cycles every three weeks like a person".

I can’t help but think his critics are missing the point. If Adam has found a cow that "cycles like a person", it should get its own series.

I just hope the cow is more considerate than some of the person-cyclists. The thought of a 1,600lb Holstein bombing along the pavements on a BMX doesn’t bear thinking about. This is what people want, BBC Meanwhile, the BBC is to spend £50 million on consultants to find what viewers really want. They should watch a few videos of Dennis Waterman in The Sweeney and Minder.

Pub landlords were said to loathe The Sweeney because their customers stayed at home when it was on. That is what people want to watch, not ballroom dancing, endless singing shows, drag queens and those weird, viewerless comedies they put on after the news. And if the BBC wants to take up my suggestion, I’m only asking £10 million.

According to a training session on an NHS website, "microaggressions", such as asking somebody where they hail from, are more damaging than "overt acts of hate".

If only folk were so polite. Speaking as somebody with a mild Midland accent, I find that people – Londoners in particular – rarely ask where I’m from. They tell me. Usually in their best […]

Share This