Posted: 21/04/2013 at 13:13
All TV programmes cost money to make. It's up to you what you choose to watch.
Some have tiny budgets and some seem obsecenely extravagant. Reality TV is generally cheap to make and it shows being, for me, unwatchable crud. I like programmes that involve some thought, good research, good planning, some taste and some inkling that the viewers may have mroe than three brain cells chasing around their skulls and a memory span of more than two minutes.
I find GW with Monty Don quite dull but occasionally interesting and certainly good enough to spend half an hour of my time in front of the TV in the hopes of seeing something beautiful or learning something new. It's way better than when Toby hosted it and I like it best when there's limited Joe Swift but that, as in all things, is a matter of my personal taste.