Sir Patrick Moore: BBC Stargazer, Equal Opportunity Offender
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.”