The BBC announced a new show to appear in their Spring Schedules. Entitled "Roasting Time", it will involve a panel of people in the news being questioned by an invited audience on current events.
"The critical difference to other shows,", explained a BBC spokesperson, "will be that it will be entirely composed of verbal abuse and pointed questions aimed at only one of the panel members in place of structured reasoned debate."
Other panel members will be selected for appearing to be fair and balanced but will in fact have a hostile agenda against the 'victim', so they can in fact join in all the fun. The target of it all will be a person generally reviled by the British Public.
According to an unofficial release, the show has already had acceptances from wax-faced artificial news-maker Jordan, aka Katie Price, talent-free music impresario Simon Cowell and virtually corrupt former news ranter Piers Morgan, to name but three.
"We're hoping for Ronnie Biggs, if he's up to it and Gary Glitter as well," said the spokesman. "We couldn't afford Sir Fred Goodwin this year but a licence fee increase could solve that."
Asked if this show's format had been influenced by any recent BBC programmes, the spokesman looked into space, whistled and said "I have no idea what you are suggesting"
Richard Dimbleby is spinning in his grave.