If a similar thread has been been started before, then please forgive me.
However, upon watching TV for the first time in a while, I have to ask the following: why in the name of Our Holy Licence Fee is Eddie Hobbs presenting a programme about the Civil War? Why is Ivana Bacik given seemingly never-ending airtime at the moment? Is Mario Rosenstock ever going to have to do anything other recycle material from c.2002?
And I wonder why I have to pay a licence fee even though I usually rely on my iPod or DVD collection.
I may be being unfair to these three individuals, but I feel that they are representative of the 'rinse and repeat' nature of RTE in its many forms. With a population of 6 million or so, are we not able to develop new talent? Or are we too accepting of "the devil you know"? Is it purely based on the perceived nepotism of RTE or, dare I say it, viewer laziness? Whatever it is, if I ever have to be subjected to Eddie Hobbs' 'concerned' close-up again the TV is getting thrown out the window.