A ray of hope rises in my heart that the licence fee freeze will prompt the BBC to do what it should be doing instead of wasting millions making programmes about lesbian bikers in Bristol - that is, show vintage British films. There are hardly any on TV these days, yet 1964 alone brought us Zulu, 633 Squadron, Guns at Batasi, Murder Ahoy! (Margaret Rutherford), Of Human Bondage, Night Must Fall, The Yellow Rolls-Royce and A Hard Day's Night. And many others.
My BBC2 Austerity Dream Schedule would also include a Tom Sharpe season and at least fifty hours of documentary of blokes restoring stuff. Plus a daily half hour of Raksha Dave from Time Team visiting each one of Suffolk's 679 churches.
What would you schedule?