via Shouty Lucy, for once, a type of crusted-over reactionary we -don't- get quite so much over here: an octogenarian Tory with a monocle and a "Sir" in front of his name, sputtering about how much better telly was when it wasn't run by women with all their -female- concerns:
"The trouble is the BBC now is run by women and it shows soap operas, cooking, quizzes, kitchen-sink plays. You wouldn't have had that in the golden days."
"I would like to see two independent wavelengths - one controlled by women, and one for us, controlled by men."
He claimed that interesting programmes were screened too late at night, and said he would "rather be dead in a ditch" than appear on Celebrity Big Brother. And asked about his favourite series, Sir Patrick said he no longer enjoyed certain programmes because of their modern storylines.
"I used to watch Doctor Who and Star Trek, but they went PC - making women commanders, that kind of thing. I stopped watching."
"By Jove, the old boy's got a point! An idiotic one, but a point. God save the Queen! What the BBC wants are stories with backbone, none of your modern milk-and-water namby-pamby programmes. Jorrock's, now that's far more the sort of thing. Good solid virile stuff, get some air into your lungs. Pass the port."
...I especially like that a "BBC spokesman"
described Sir Patrick as being one of TV's best-loved figures and said his "forthright" views were "what we all love about him"
He's a -lovable- crusty old sexist fart.