There’s one particular sporting event that I normally watch with another broadcaster.
When the event is over the commentators usually keep talking while the cameras roam the winner’s enclosure, the changing rooms, the spectator areas etc.
The event has recently been taken over by the BBC, and as soon as it’s over we cut to the usual pundits, standing four square to camera, reviewing the event and the winners, losers, DNFs etc and generally being boring.
They do the Chelsea Flower Show, a colour TV spectacular if ever there was one, and we spend most of the programme watching self-styled experts giving their opinions on the exhibits, which we are lucky to see five seconds of.
Last night I watched the Royal Welsh Show and again a large part of the programme, probably more than half, is spent with experts talking about what to look for in the various beasts, which we rarely got to see anyway.
Are they still stuck in their “voice only” radio heritage, and not believing that pictures will ever really catch on as a means of communication?