The BBC are airing this on BBC2 this Saturday, as somebody who has seen it twice, and have the soundtrack, I think it’s quite funny that people are already complaining.
In the letter from mediawatch-UK to the BBC they say
The continuous stream of obscene and profane language, as well as the debauched behaviour that characterised Mr Springer’s TV shows, is unacceptable and will alienate a large number of viewers. Licence fee payers do not expect the BBC to be pushing back boundaries of taste and decency in this way
I thought that most programming alienated a large number of viewers. Not everybody watches the World Cup, Eastenders, Ground Force or Little Britain. However the BBC needs to target each group of society with programmes they want to watch. I’m pretty sure that most of my peers will enjoy this show.
They then go on to say
Bearing in mind that there is already mounting public concern and an absence of any assurance regarding compliance, we believe that the decision to show ‘Jerry Springer The Opera’ should be urgently reconsidered at the highest level within the BBC. There must be other West End productions that would be more enjoyable and appreciated by a far greater number of licence-fee payers? Why not, for example, screen a seasonal pantomime, with well-known and liked television and radio personalities, currently showing at provincial theatres across the country?
Yes a panto, that will really cater for the 18-30’s market which BBC2 are trying to reach!