Just to add another 2p - would the BBC fund me to visit the TdF, Giro and Vuelta and i could show the glitzy side of the racing and then the dark underbelly of each city they visit? Apparently there are people called Mafia in a country called Italy and apparently, so legend goes, they are not very nice people - could be very interesting in a programme. Oh, and apparently there is somewhere in Paris where marijuana can be bought - how can this be?? In one of the nicest cities in the world - drugs for sale - i am horrified and sickened. I could then interview the mayor and ask him what he is doing about it and try and make him look stupid (hopefully his bodyguards would give me a good kicking just for being so inane - as i deserve it).
On a serious point (LOL), this girl's programmes do not provide any information that is new to me and they seem like an excuse to visit great holiday destinations - but who pays - the tv licence? I think it is the completely vacuous questions that she asks that annoys me so much, my 7 year old would ask more interesting questions.
An example -
Q. Mr Mayor, holidaymakers have paid for a sunshine break in your resort and it rained yesterday, are you trying to rip off us Brits?
A. I am sorry Stacey, but we have no control over the weather.
Q. No control, the holiday brochure said 'sunshine', you have hoodwinked the British holidaymakers
A. Stacey, I am sorry but some things are not in the control of the local government.
Q. So what you are saying Mr Mayor, is that this weather conspiracy reaches to the top of your government?
A. Stacey, we try out best here to provide a good experience for all holidaymakers but we cannot control the weather - i am sorry but the weather may be under the control of an even higher authority than the governement.
Q. Thank you Mr Mayor for the interview although it did not provide me with the answers i need.
Stacey (to camera) "Well, we can see that the mayor knows what is going on and won't do anything about it, i just want to know who controls the weather, it might be the government, it might be some mythical crime syndicate or, i think, it might be a unicorn in the clouds peeing on us Brits. Whatever or whoever it is, i am going to make sure that i don't find out and i am going back to the resort to party while you all wonder what purpose i have in life."
Am i turning into a documentary snob in my old age?
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