After the uproar with the BBC’s decision to charge the over-75s for their TV licence the public will now be offered the choice to pay their fee directly into Romesh Ranganathan’s bank account.
The government announced its intention to stop paying for the service for the over-75’s out of taxation. However, the BBC hit back claiming that if they did fund pensioners then BBC2, BBC4, BBC News Channel, BBC Scotland and Radio 5live would all be under threat…
…resulting in at least 4 people saying they’d be sad to see BBC4 and Radio 5live go.
A spokesman for the BBC told us “Of the 413 TV shows currently broadcast across the BBC network Ranganathan hosts 400 of them, it’s just easier if members of the public pay their £154.50 to him directly and in turn he will pay his mum.”
It was also revealed that thousands in Cumbernauld and Kilsyth will lose out on a free TV licence…
…although as most people have never heard of Cumbernauld and Kilsyth it doesn’t seem to matter as much.
The Director of the BBC commented “The BBC are committed to keep making shows for Romesh Ranganathan to host. If the BBC were forced to revoke the cut then broadcasting in the UK would change for the worse. We would literally have to create shows not hosted by Romesh Ranganathan and no one wants that.”