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Whataday6,979 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
A number of users on Twitter reporting of terse exchanges between James Purcell and Jay Hunt at the RTS conference today with Jay Hunt essentially blaming the BBC for allowing its relationship with Love to deteriorate so badly.


I haven't read a good word about Love or Jay Hunt on Twitter from former employees so perhaps the pair are well suited.
noggin12,032 posts since 26 Jun 2001
A number of users on Twitter reporting of terse exchanges between James Purcell and Jay Hunt at the RTS conference today with Jay Hunt essentially blaming the BBC for allowing its relationship with Love to deteriorate so badly.


I haven't read a good word about Love or Jay Hunt on Twitter from former employees so perhaps the pair are well suited.


Because Twitter is a really reliable medium that gives you all sides to a story... I'm always wary of 'former employees' views. The fact that they are former can often mean they have an axe to grind...
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jay1,795 posts since 23 Mar 2001
London London
A number of users on Twitter reporting of terse exchanges between James Purcell and Jay Hunt at the RTS conference today with Jay Hunt essentially blaming the BBC for allowing its relationship with Love to deteriorate so badly.


I haven't read a good word about Love or Jay Hunt on Twitter from former employees so perhaps the pair are well suited.


Because Twitter is a really reliable medium that gives you all sides to a story... I'm always wary of 'former employees' views. The fact that they are former can often mean they have an axe to grind...

Actual former Love employee here, and no axe to grind.. Although I left after two weeks because it really was THAT bad.
jay
noggin12,032 posts since 26 Jun 2001

I haven't read a good word about Love or Jay Hunt on Twitter from former employees so perhaps the pair are well suited.


Because Twitter is a really reliable medium that gives you all sides to a story... I'm always wary of 'former employees' views. The fact that they are former can often mean they have an axe to grind...

Actual former Love employee here, and no axe to grind.. Although I left after two weeks because it really was THAT bad.


I've heard not-great things about Love Production from people who worked there too, but these are not via Twitter.
Whataday6,979 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
A number of users on Twitter reporting of terse exchanges between James Purcell and Jay Hunt at the RTS conference today with Jay Hunt essentially blaming the BBC for allowing its relationship with Love to deteriorate so badly.


I haven't read a good word about Love or Jay Hunt on Twitter from former employees so perhaps the pair are well suited.


Because Twitter is a really reliable medium that gives you all sides to a story... I'm always wary of 'former employees' views. The fact that they are former can often mean they have an axe to grind...


True, although it's possible to grasp a general consensus, particularly as some of the comments I have read are by seemingly decent people within the industry. Also, former employees of Jay Hunt could include the people she left behind at the BBC, not necessarily people she has sacked.

As with everything in life, we can draw a comparison to The Big Breakfast here. Love Productions was a relatively small outfit which ended up with a giant hit, which potentially went to its head. Planet 24 didn't have a particularly good reputation as an employer either.
62305818,292 posts since 19 Aug 2005
STV Central Reporting Scotland
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/oct/20/itv-bake-off-sue-perkins-mel-giedroyc-mary-berry-paul-hollywood I would have linked this

THE LAST PART is a bit STRONG:
Quote:
ITV decided not to make an offer for The Great British Bake Off because it feared that if the show’s stars were not signed up it would be “baking powder and a tent”, the broadcaster’s TV chief has revealed.

Channel 4 secured Bake Off in a £75m deal last month after the show’s producers were unable to agree a new deal with the BBC.

However, it received a blow when presenters Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins decided not to “go with the dough” and remain on the BBC, later joined by judge Mary Berry. Her fellow judge Paul Hollywood has said he will follow the show to Channel 4.


Great British Bake Off ‘shouldn’t keep name after Channel 4 move’
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ITV director of TV Kevin Lygo told Broadcast magazine the producers, Love Productions, had told him there was no guarantee the show’s stars would be attached.

“You really are buying some sort of baking powder and a tent,” Lygo said. “I said, ‘If you can’t guarantee it, then no, it’s not for us thank you very much.’”

Lygo said the BBC should examine closely why it had lost the show, describing the move to Channel 4 as “just a really weird screw-up”.

He added: “It will be studied by television sociologists in years to come, I suspect, about what the **** went on with that show.”
Is the next post dreaded?
Markymark4,290 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
It'll be studied sociologically more based on the public's reaction to the fiasco.


Oddly, or perhaps not, Mrs MarkyMark who until the C4 'snatch' happened was a devoted and faithful viewer, instantly couldn't be arsed to watch it any more. She deleted the Series Link on our PVR, and hasn't bothered
with the rest of the present series. Make of that what you will !
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