Despite what appears to be great support for Top Gear and its injured presenter Richard Hammond on the blogosphere, the mainstream media are reporting as though the programme needs an obit. The Daily Mail today writes, ‘With Top Gear facing the axe’. The same thing happened to MG Rover, doomed more by the British media than by anything else.
Mind you, I can’t totally blame them. The BBC itself, says Entertainment Wise, has threatened to cancel the show if Hammond is not well enough to front it. It’s more the fact that cancellation sounds like a fait accompli that I am not enjoying.
Andy Wilman needs to move cameras into the hospital ward. Seriously. Live feeds are expensive, but losing the show would be worse. Park the bloody van with the aerial outside. Have a split screen with Clarkson and May on one side and Hammond on the other like it was the BBC News. (The BBC then can’t tell us that they don’t know how to do that.)
Jeremy Clarkson said, as quoted in the Mail, ‘Swarms of bureaucratic bluebottles are nibbling away at the crash site on York airﬁeld desperately trying to ﬁnd some reason why Top Gear should be banished from our screens.’
I repeat my earlier request that fans should be writing to the BBC now, if they haven’t already. Posted by Jack Yan, 22:10
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