Word up culture fans, I was sad to hear that the BBC were getting rid of its iconic building at Television Centre, a few years back. I remember growing up in the 1970s and 1980s and watching week in and week out programmes that were made made there. I even went there myself to film an episode of Eastenders, I was on screen for 2 seconds. I did have some consolation though ,that the BBC would still have a base there. However this was not to be.
I saw in an article in the Evening Standard, that they plan to turn it into luxury flats. This seems to be the case in London over the last ten years or so. When a music venue, pub, or art gallery closes, the arseholes move in and, two weeks later its luxury flats. Then some sleazoid from Foxton’s, the capitals biggest employer of arseholes and twats will sell you one, for a Kings Ransom .
The developers at the BBC site will sell you a cheap flat for half a million or a penthouse for 7 million. They have asked people to register their interest , but at the price not many Londoner’s will have the dosh, so they will be sold to the light’s out brigade. I hope the ghost of Jimmy Savile haunts them, and bums them, when they bend down to fasten the shoelaces on their Jimmy Choo’s.
This narrative fits in with the government’s plans to sell off taxpayers assets and launder the money through the City of London. This has seen the largest migration of taxpayers money into private hands in the last ten years. The BBC for having criticised the government will pay the price of privatisation in the near future. And so it comes to pass that another London landmark suffers the Punishment of Luxury. When you walk through the streets of London look around and remember what you see. We will miss it when it’s gone.