The British Blandcasting Corporation?

Peter Aspden is exasperated by the BBC’s culture of high-minded talk and middlebrow action. “It is admirably well-meaning, and there is a striking sense of solidarity about the place, the kind of feeling that found expression following the abrupt departure of its former director-general Greg Dyke in the aftermath of the Hutton inquiry. But there is also… something scarily bland in the air.” Lately, though, the BBC had been fighting back against those who claim the company has been dumbing down its cultural coverage, and while some claim that the timing is awfully convenient, it’s hard to deny that many of those assaulting the BBC have a bit of a class-fed elitist bent.