Secret Millionaire - B.A.S.I.C. on the telly! by seegee

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(Date Posted:07/11/2011 4:07 PM)

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(Date Posted:07/11/2011 4:07 PM) edited to try to fix broken link

There was a programme on Channel4 last night (The Secret
Millionaire, available at Channel4's website via 4od to "catch
up"
 ) featuring BASIC and two other
local charities. 
If you would like to see some of the things that BASIC do,
check their website [url=http://www.basiccharity.org.uk/]http://www.basiccharity.org.uk/
& take a
look at the programme.
I attend BASIC regularly (not quite every week) & find their
help & support for people with brain injuries invaluable. A
link to this was sent to me by another client (obviously I
wouldn't have known otherwise as I have no TV).
Hope this might be useful to other people with brain injury/
spinal injury/ friends & families, as well as maybe interesting
to other people.
seegee


Re:Secret Millionaire - B.A.S.I.C. on the telly!
(Date Posted:10/11/2011 4:28 PM)

I have been talking to some people at BASIC...
It seems (some) staff & (some) clients feel as if the finished
programme cut too much of what was actually filmed, showing too
little of the breadth & depth of the various things going on there
(& some may be just a bit peeved that they were filmed but didn't
appear...).
I can understand the frustration - but also see that from the programme-makers' viewpoint they have to fit what they can into a small space! It may get some people to look at BASIC's own website (or even go to visit) and could result in greater demand for their services as well as a (probably very short-term) rise in donations?
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Did anyone watch the programme?

What do you think about:-
1. the programme in general?
2. the way BASIC is shown, compared with the wide variety of things they do (shown on their website?

I have never seen the programme before, so don't know if this is a typical example.  I do think it sad that essential information & services have to be provided by charitable donations rather than statutory services, but don't have the strength to pull that thread even if I thought it was the most important thing (which I don't, there are much worse things that need fixing before starting on the role of charities).

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No, I didn't see the program. I have seen other episodes of 'Secret Millionaire' and, whilst I understand the charity's disappointment, the format is always to concentrate on the millionaire more than who/what ever they might be supporting.

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Yes, the programme (the only episode I've seen...) is largely about the effect on the subject "celeb" - I do think they couldn't really have put much more detail in unless the whole programme focused on only one charity & that's a decision for the editors who believe their viewers to have very short concentration spans (although they are happy to show films that would suggest the viewers can deal with long complex stuff)...>doh<