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Who pays for the'Big Build'?

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    Posted by SometimesInvisiblePoster (U9636067) on Saturday, 3rd August 2013

    Charming, Tafkaj, judging by the number of hidden posts yu are not alone in being so, erm, charming.

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    Personally I would sooner my licence fee go towards the Big Build than paying squillions to talentless second rate celebs. 

    Holly I agree with you 100%, Eric and his lovely family were well worth whatever it cost. I enjoyed watching it as much the second time around and was hoping there wouldn't be one of those in memory....... bits at the end as his prognosis was not good.

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    Posted by lucy (U14792533) on Saturday, 3rd August 2013

    I have often thought this and actually never posted anything but I feel i must.But who pays for the 'Big Build' with Nick Knowles??. Is it me the license payer or the people who's house they actually make over?I know this makes 'good T.V' and I have worked with vulnerable and disabled people all my life so I know that there are many ways to adapt a house and make simple changes (How about tidying it up and moving the boxes out of the way?)without spending a ridiculous amount of money.The BBC needs to have a re think about what and who it spends our money on.  It's a shame you decided your first post should be after the repeat showing of the DIY SOS Big Build programme about Eric Rivers and his family, one of many inspirational families with heartbreaking stories we have met on this series.
    I cried the first time this was shown and again on Thursday and personally hope we continue to fund these life-changing shows. I don't begrudge them a penny of 'my' money.
    As an 'expert' do you seriously think that "tidying it up and moving the boxes out of the way" would in any way have helped Eric?
    Perhaps you should be more concerned about your licence fee being used to fund pay-offs to BBC executives of 300,000 and more.

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    Posted by katy b (U15806223) on Sunday, 4th August 2013

    I have often thought this and actually never posted anything but I feel i must.But who pays for the 'Big Build' with Nick Knowles??. Is it me the license payer or the people who's house they actually make over?I know this makes 'good T.V' and I have worked with vulnerable and disabled people all my life so I know that there are many ways to adapt a house and make simple changes (How about tidying it up and moving the boxes out of the way?)without spending a ridiculous amount of money.The BBC needs to have a re think about what and who it spends our money on.  It's a shame you decided your first post should be after the repeat showing of the DIY SOS Big Build programme about Eric Rivers and his family, one of many inspirational families with heartbreaking stories we have met on this series.
    I cried the first time this was shown and again on Thursday and personally hope we continue to fund these life-changing shows. I don't begrudge them a penny of 'my' money.
    As an 'expert' do you seriously think that "tidying it up and moving the boxes out of the way" would in any way have helped Eric?
    Perhaps you should be more concerned about your licence fee being used to fund pay-offs to BBC executives of 300,000 and more. 
    Naturally i am concerned that BBC bosses are getting huge pay offs and i am concerned with the state of the country and well being of others in general. But this is a POV forum to comment on TV programmes is it not?? I am glad you pointed out that the programme is also a repeat( License fee waste) which i felt like crying about too.Furthermore I do stand by what I said about the general state of the house and believe that it would of helped in some way. I know many many people who have their bed downstairs (not have twenty grand lift installed or whatever it cost) and I am sure the BBC edit/make things look worse than they actually are to secure the sympathy of the viewer.

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    Posted by SometimesInvisiblePoster (U9636067) on Thursday, 29th August 2013

    I have often thought this and actually never posted anything but I feel i must.But who pays for the 'Big Build' with Nick Knowles??. Is it me the license payer or the people who's house they actually make over?I know this makes 'good T.V' and I have worked with vulnerable and disabled people all my life so I know that there are many ways to adapt a house and make simple changes (How about tidying it up and moving the boxes out of the way?)without spending a ridiculous amount of money.The BBC needs to have a re think about what and who it spends our money on.  It's a shame you decided your first post should be after the repeat showing of the DIY SOS Big Build programme about Eric Rivers and his family, one of many inspirational families with heartbreaking stories we have met on this series.
    I cried the first time this was shown and again on Thursday and personally hope we continue to fund these life-changing shows. I don't begrudge them a penny of 'my' money.
    As an 'expert' do you seriously think that "tidying it up and moving the boxes out of the way" would in any way have helped Eric?
    Perhaps you should be more concerned about your licence fee being used to fund pay-offs to BBC executives of 300,000 and more. 
    Naturally i am concerned that BBC bosses are getting huge pay offs and i am concerned with the state of the country and well being of others in general. But this is a POV forum to comment on TV programmes is it not?? I am glad you pointed out that the programme is also a repeat( License fee waste) which i felt like crying about too.Furthermore I do stand by what I said about the general state of the house and believe that it would of helped in some way. I know many many people who have their bed downstairs (not have twenty grand lift installed or whatever it cost) and I am sure the BBC edit/make things look worse than they actually are to secure the sympathy of the viewer. 
    The producers now have it right, doing DIY SOS for people who really need help. Good project tonight and best wishes for good health to the Lovely Erica and her Dad.
    smiley - rose

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    Posted by SometimesInvisiblePoster (U9636067) on Thursday, 29th August 2013

    Oooops! that was not a reply ton anyone, mb ipad has a mind of its own and ticks boxes.

    should just have been my observation.....

    The producers now have it right, doing DIY SOS for people who really need help. Good project tonight and best wishes for good health to the Lovely Erica and her Dad.
    smiley - rose

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    Posted by Onslow The Cat (U13672446) on Thursday, 29th August 2013

    Oooops! that was not a reply ton anyone, mb ipad has a mind of its own and ticks boxes 

    Your piad nedes a neu kboored!

    smiley - blackcat

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    Posted by SometimesInvisiblePoster (U9636067) on Friday, 30th August 2013

    My iPad doesn't have one, just a touch screen so must have been a flea ticked the box!

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