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BBC(3) using your licence fee to pay for rich/spoilt/lazy kids' round the world trips

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    On right now on BBC Three is a program called 'Young, Dumb and Living Off Mum'.

    If I really did hear this right, the premise is that a bunch of annoying and arrogant young adults who have no jobs, rich parents who pay for everything, and do nothing all day are put into a house together on the equivalent of Jobseekers Allowance.

    At the end, one is decided that they are now ready to be an adult and wins a paid-for trip around the world.

    Yes.

    I imagine the 38 people in Britain who pay their licence fee is unhappy about this.

    Wikipedia says this is the third series. So three rich kids have been rewarded with a round-the-world trip they could've already had (or even have done before).

    Perhaps it's time the vilification moved away from those legitimately on benefits to **** like this.
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    Its called entertainment, actors get a wage, these guys get a trip, chill out seriously.
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    We pay for entertainment, what's the problem? Its actually a pretty entertaining show I'd rather fund that than The One Show. Besides, when you average it out, I probably won't miss the 0.0001p it cost me personally (OK it doesn't cost me anything because I don't pay the TV license, but still)
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    (Original post by smithsmith)
    Its called entertainment, actors get a wage, these guys get a trip, chill out seriously.
    Dude calm down, you're going crazy all of a sudden.

    Your logic is weird.
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    Well if people are watching it, then so what?
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    I thought there was a new one. When I saw the title of the thread.
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    boring as hell.
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    The BBC do much, much, much worse things with your licence fee, don't worry.
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    No worse than the average 'give me 'charity' money so I can have a laugh in Africa under the pretense that I'm doing something altruistic and helping the natives'.
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    Don't mind the show but the world trip does piss me off though.
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    Meh, standard fare for reality TV entertainment.

    That said, it is a pretty good 'larf' watching these bumbling idiots amble around.
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    I thought you were talking about a 4th series lol
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    Nahhh, that's nothing compared to Jamie's Dream School on Channel 4. Now THAT made me angry
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    (Original post by nonotrly)
    On right now on BBC Three is a program called 'Young, Dumb and Living Off Mum'.

    If I really did hear this right, the premise is that a bunch of annoying and arrogant young adults who have no jobs, rich parents who pay for everything, and do nothing all day are put into a house together on the equivalent of Jobseekers Allowance.

    At the end, one is decided that they are now ready to be an adult and wins a paid-for trip around the world.

    Yes.

    I imagine the 38 people in Britain who pay their licence fee is unhappy about this.

    Wikipedia says this is the third series. So three rich kids have been rewarded with a round-the-world trip they could've already had (or even have done before).

    Perhaps it's time the vilification moved away from those legitimately on benefits to **** like this.
    Prizes won on BBC programmes have been paid for by the profits from BBC Enterprises/Worldwide, not the licence fee. YD&LOM is no exception.

    Please think before you post such reactionary, ignorant and ill-thought-out statements.
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    (Original post by Clip)
    The BBC do much, much, much worse things with your licence fee, don't worry.
    Such as?

    Those things that are expected of a worldwide broadcaster and that are often significantly cheaper than the commercial opposition?
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    (Original post by nonotrly)
    On right now on BBC Three is a program called 'Young, Dumb and Living Off Mum'.

    If I really did hear this right, the premise is that a bunch of annoying and arrogant young adults who have no jobs, rich parents who pay for everything, and do nothing all day are put into a house together on the equivalent of Jobseekers Allowance.

    At the end, one is decided that they are now ready to be an adult and wins a paid-for trip around the world.

    Yes.

    I imagine the 38 people in Britain who pay their licence fee is unhappy about this.

    Wikipedia says this is the third series. So three rich kids have been rewarded with a round-the-world trip they could've already had (or even have done before).

    Perhaps it's time the vilification moved away from those legitimately on benefits to **** like this.
    Are they all "rich kids" then? They seemed a fairly ordinary (albeit lazy) bunch from the episode I saw.

    Not clear what this programme is for though other than to be annoying.
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    (Original post by AidanLunn)
    Please think before you post such reactionary, ignorant and ill-thought-out statements.
    Greg Dyke posts on the Student Room.

    And he MEANS BUSINESS.
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    Lol @ ppl who pay for tv licenses.

    Proxy + PC = all the tv you want for free, and live tv and you won't get caught.

    Until/if us students get rich and middle-aged there's no point in getting a tv because of this ridiculous tv license bill.
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    Haha, why am I getting neg reps for saying 'calm down' when the other guy was saying it first? Crazy kids.

    (Original post by planetearth)
    Lol @ ppl who pay for tv licenses.

    Proxy + PC = all the tv you want for free, and live tv and you won't get caught.

    Until/if us students get rich and middle-aged there's no point in getting a tv because of this ridiculous tv license bill.
    That and there's nothing to watch that wasn't on a decade ago.

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