After the breakfast, or even after 'Breakfast
', what will happen to BBC Radio 3?http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/programmes/schedules
Well, one answer is 'Essential Classics
', or even 'CD Review
' and 'Sunday Morning
' at the weekend, at least according to the schedule, but will anyone, essentially, listen?
'Friends of Radio 3
' noted on their website that 'Après Breakfast …
"… came the deluge of letters to the Times and Sunday Times, a couple of articles in the Telegraph and a taster on Radio 4's Feedback programme for a future edition in which listeners will call the station controller to account for his changes to Radio 3."http://www.for3.org/news/for3news/for3news.html#Sep.19A"Après nous le déluge?"
Madame Pompadour is said to have laughed off all the remonstrances of ministers at her extravagance by suggesting, after us, the flood. As french frank suggests, let the two Rogers, Messieurs Bolton & Wright, know now what you think of the new schedule.http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/feedback/contact/
Writing in 'The Telegraph
', Max Davidson accuses BBC Radio 3 of dumbing down, a familiar refrain.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/bbc/8779255/Dumbed-down-BBC-Radio-3-hits-all-the-wrong-notes.html
Meanwhile in 'The Mail
', Brian Sewell explains why Radio 3 is no longer music to his ears, blaming faceless executives at the BBC. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2041810/BRIAN-SEWELL-Why-Radio-3-longer-music-ears.html#ixzz1ZG5143me
There is an argument that Radio 3 still has to find ways of attracting new listeners to the glories of serious culture, but its currently scheduled attempt could well fail, yet again. It is, in my experience, quite a tricky proposition. Andy Bloxham reflects that in its long running controversy, Radio 3 has become a testing ground for the argument of exclusivity versus popularity.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/8735780/Focus-History-of-Radio-3-and-its-controversies.html
So after 'Breakfast
', lunch? Well, 'Breakfast
' is neither exclusive nor popular, so its days could be numbered, assuming that the station survives the deluge of complaints from friends, and enemies, of Radio 3. What will replace it?"Nach dem Frühstück, das Stück?"