First - Thank you to every one who helped me make this year's entry a success, especially Bhavin Radia, Chris Christoforo, James Arnold, Samir Manglani, David Wearing and Amy Yusuf for putting the float together. Thanks go to Oliver Pell, Neil Madhvani and Mustafa Arif for helping me organise the show. Thanks to my Mum and [snip]
About the BBC - The Dean wrote a letter to the BBC. I think we need to invite these "experts" to see us before next years show.
Basically, BBC researchers contact us every year for the information we want the commentary team to talk about. This year, as in previous years, they have proven to be complete muppets in communicating this information to the commentators.
Let's face it. Most of the rest of the commentary was probably complete rubbish too. We only noticed this "mistake" because we knew better.
I really don't think its worth getting worked up about.
I think the spectators got the right message. Our Imperial banners should have provided the correct engineering image.
I think the problem was that we got the "experts on the ground" talking about us. They would not have got the information we gave the BBC. Still - City University did not get a mention by the commentators - they were busy talking about an entry that wasn't even there!
The Boomalaka: last seen on telly in the 60s when during a news report the pub in the background exploded with the chant.
But forget typing exams; Joe Public probably thinks it's an advert for City & Guilds Institute Vocational Singing courses. But I?m sure the producers of PopStars were watching, and on that performance, would be delighted to have us on the show. You know ? as an example of what NOT to enter.
We all know that BBC commentators are crap, How can you have Terry Wogan as a presenter? Most people have learnt to ignore the crap that they spout out. Still, the close up of the IC Crest and name was quite clear and so was the NatWest Logo on the jugglers. The float was a University float to the ordinary person watching tv and that was probably all.