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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45579665

"A decade ago, premium high-end drama might have cost £1m an hour in today's money," he said.

"Premium drama today costs many times that figure routinely. That has resulted in the BBC needing to spend significantly more just to stand still."

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I’ve watched a few ‘BBC’ dramas and thought they must have high budgets!  Then there’s this new commercial division so presumably not much transparency on talent salaries. I wonder what will be the plan eg. Referring to this ‘arms race’ how deep are the BBc’s pockets ? (Licence fee isn’t cheap already)

 

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I was actually thinking about starting a thread on "the bodyguard", I have n't seen it, and not really in a hurry to.

 

But I was struck by how much it was "pumped" by other BBC outlets, even BBC business programmes wouldn't shut up about it!

 

Are they desperate for a ratings success after spending all that money? Or was it genuinely good?

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On 25/09/2018 at 22:39, reddog said:

I was actually thinking about starting a thread on "the bodyguard", I have n't seen it, and not really in a hurry to.

 

But I was struck by how much it was "pumped" by other BBC outlets, even BBC business programmes wouldn't shut up about it!

 

Are they desperate for a ratings success after spending all that money? Or was it genuinely good?

I watched it and thought it was ok not amazing but I was dipping in and out. I think they [BBC] like to big up things like this. Especially with the 24hour news. They need 23.5hrs of filler! 

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BBC Drama is excellent. For me,  the only thing worth the license fee. For period drama it probably has no equal . . . but sure, those sets, props and costumes will cost.

However, it has a fair amount of competition now. 'Scandi noir' and 'Belgian noir' are taking over the crime genre. And probably because the 'low budget' look does help believability. 

I was watching a Belgian series the other day called 'Rough Justice'. The heroine smokes, dresses badly and is a lesbian. She has never seen a make-up artist and  . . .  shock horror . . . her apartment has never been decluttered.  It makes 'Bodyguard' look like Enid Blyton.

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