Sir Patrick Moore: BBC Stargazer, Equal Opportunity Offender
Posted on May 8, 2007
Veteran BBC presenter and astronomer Sir Patrick Moore, host of “The Sky at Night” program for half a century, believes that the network’s standards have slipped dramatically since the “golden days,” and those pesky women are to blame. His solution? Two separate BBC “wavelengths”—one for women, one for men.
He was asked whether television had got better or worse during his career. He replied “much worse” and added: “The trouble is that the BBC is now run by women and it shows—soap operas, cooking, quizzes, kitchen-sink plays.
“You wouldn’t have had that in the golden days.”
Asked about female newsreaders, he said: “There was one day (in 2005) when BBC News went on strike. Then we had the headlines read by a man, talking the Queen’s English, reading the news impeccably. Oh, for the good old days.”
Sir Patrick, who is 84, also implied that the popular British working-class show “EastEnders” is akin to “diarrhea.”