27 February 2020
- 9am-10am, Monday 9th March
- Outside BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London, W1A 1AA
- Signs/banners provided but feel free to bring your own to help defend the BBC from Dominic Cummings!
Would you miss not having Planet Earth? Eastenders? Match of the Day? Local radio? Doctor Who? Radio 1? Cbeebies?
That's what's at stake with the government's attacks on our BBC right now.
And now, a ‘senior source’ at No 10 said “we are not bluffing on the licence fee. We are having a consultation and we will whack it...The whole thing needs massive pruning back.”
It's Our BBC
That's why we're launching a new campaign - It's Our BBC. And we need YOUR help to launch it - with our Whack A Mole Stunt!
We’ve decided to show what this means in practice: a Whack A Mole game with Dominic Cummings and Boris Johnson harming our most beloved programmes and services, represented by YOU holding various banners and signs! We are making a huge hammer and we have Cummings and Johnson lookalikes, but we need you to hold signs of programmes and services that we’re standing up for: to show what we’re trying to save.
Bring your kids to stand up for Cbeebies, or your friends for Sherlock, The World Service, Welsh language TV, Fleabag, Match of the Day, Miranda or Children in Need - any BBC service or programme you love or depend on. We promise no real whacking will happen during the stunt! But if you let us know what service you would like to represent by commenting below, we can make a sign for you to hold.
The BBC is a national treasure, a public service we can be proud of, with world class programmes and services. We pay for it and we want it to work for everyone.
In an era of fake news, it’s a public service vital to the UK and democracy, giving us access to information and our shared culture.
If we do not defend it together, we’ll end up with nothing but Facebook and a Fox News style media, which will damage our democracy and hand yet more power to billionaire moguls.
We pay for it and we want it to work for everyone. We’re calling on the government to protect our BBC for the future.
We really hope you can join us!