Tonight I sat down to watch the new BBC comedy / mockumentary W1A, as I had been forewarned that the programme would mention Mebyon Kernow.
On the BBC’s website, it was promoted as follows:
“Ian Fletcher’s first challenge on arriving at New Broadcasting House, on his brand new and much-improved folding bike, is to find somewhere to sit in a building aggressively over designed around the principle of not having a desk.
“Ian finds himself holding the hottest of hot potatoes when Mebyon Kernow activist Nigel Trescott complains that
and the Cornish are shamefully under-represented on the BBC.
“Things get worse when BBC Spotlight South West presenter Sally Wingate goes public with her feeling that her failure to progress to a national presenting role might be part of the BBC’s institutionally anti-Cornish bias.”
I have a very relaxed view of comedy and I anticipated a bit of gentle mickey-taking, which I could laugh along to. Sadly, I saw no humour in the manner in which Mebyon Kernow was misrepresented.
I have been invited onto BBC Radio Cornwall tomorrow to comment on the programme. I will be on at about 8.20, if want to hear my thoughts.