It's nothing new. The BBC can't afford to put a foot wrong, so it panders to whomever can put it under financial pressure. Though years ago they still used to put some good programmes out. TV is worthless in an age where you can pick what you want and watch it when you want. I don't vouch for Netflix or any of the others, because the reality is you're paying for 6 shows that are worth watching and hundreds of shows you watch simply because it's there. I don't really bother watching anything now. Except Star Trek repeats.