Sir Patrick Moore blames women for the dumbing down of the BBC.
His empirical evidence does appear to be very strong. Soaps are almost entirely a female thing, and as SirP says:
Fortunately, Sir Patrick has a solution. Institute a gender divide and create BBC Bloke.
He said: “I would like to see two independent wavelengths – one controlled by women, and one for us, controlled by men. I think it may eventually happen.”
Soaps could then safely be produced and watched by women. Sir Patrick said: “I was in hospital once and I watched a whole episode of EastEnders. I suppose it’s true to life. But so is diarrhoea – and I don’t want to see that on television.”
Yes, EastEnders is diarrhoea. Spot on. Maybe he read my earlier post on the BBC dumbing down...