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OTHER ARTS => Television => Topic started by: Neil McGowan on November 10, 2011, 09:26:04 pm



Title: BBC refuses to pay 5000 pound fee to rescreen THE SINGING DETECTIVE
Post by: Neil McGowan on November 10, 2011, 09:26:04 pm
BBC4 will not screen a planned re-run of Dennis Potter's legendary tv drama THE SINGING DETECTIVE (http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/nov/09/bbc-cancels-dennis-potter-fee) - because the Beeb refuses to pay a difference of 5000 pounds asked by Potter's estate   :-\

(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Politics/Pix/pictures/2011/11/9/1320853556546/The-Singing-Detective-007.jpg)

5000 pounds would not, in fact, pay for the creation of even 5 broadcast minutes of tv drama these days.

But the BBC has always pooped liberally on its own talents - viz the way they have rebroadcast pieces by Harold Pinter (not).