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http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b054cbnp/episodes/guide

I've just been listening to this three-part series on Radio 4. The first two episodes are the most interesting, not least the parts where film producer Matthew Vaughn bluntly states that the british film 'industry' would collapse without grants from the BBC, Channel 4 and the BFI.

It reminded me of when the director of the UK Film Council was attempting to argue against it being wound up as part of David Cameron's 'bonfire of the quangos'. The argument should have been simple to make: a list of all the great films that wouldn't have been made without the UKFC's help. Unfortunately the overwhelming majority of the UKFC's films were either rubbish or could have been financed commercially fairly easily.

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Another form of socialism for the rich - all the luvvies and their offspring getting careers paid for by the taxpayer on minimum wage.

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I have wonderful ideas for films, although I am sure I would get no funding, as I am not a "luvvie"!

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b054cbnp/episodes/guide

I've just been listening to this three-part series on Radio 4. The first two episodes are the most interesting, not least the parts where film producer Matthew Vaughn bluntly states that the british film 'industry' would collapse without grants from the BBC, Channel 4 and the BFI.

It reminded me of when the director of the UK Film Council was attempting to argue against it being wound up as part of David Cameron's 'bonfire of the quangos'. The argument should have been simple to make: a list of all the great films that wouldn't have been made without the UKFC's help. Unfortunately the overwhelming majority of the UKFC's films were either rubbish or could have been financed commercially fairly easily.

I watched something called "Last Passenger" on Sky the other day. I say watched - I actually fell asleep through all of the last hour. Anyway, just....... no.

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