The BBC is to launch a new BBC Two drama based on Rockstar's open-world hit Grand Theft Auto.
The BBC wtf, please no For those that live outside the UK the BBC make us (not me) PAY for a TV licence, yep, you need a license to watch the TV in England, how messed up is that, and people actually pay it And the actual programmes they make the VAST majority of them are complete crap If this is real and not a gag it'll be nothing like GTA, maybe a car will get stolen but that will be about it
Or it's about a starting criminal working as a car thief and slowly building his way up the ranks, doing heists and murdering opposing gangs. (It could also be about someone chasing and killing elvis gangs with a car) Either way, the BBC usually makes pretty great series and programs, so they're worth every penny. *edit apparantly it's about developing GTA, which I find a little disappointing, but we'll see
Hells vacancy said "If this is real and not a gag it'll be nothing like GTA, maybe a car will get stolen but that will be about it." I think the confusion comes from the poor article headline. It's not a GTA drama set in Los Santos with Trevor and Michael etc, it's a drama about the MAKING OF GTA.
^^^^ I did wonder, wasn't sure what to thin, the BBC can make a make a good documentary, I used to love watching Horizon until it went normal due to complaints that it's always about space/science
I'm sure the criminal will be quite polite while stealing cars and killing hookers.:)
I have no issues paying for an advert free group of TV channels, with a high standard of programming.
The issue isn't with what you're prepared to pay for, it's a case you HAVE to pay for even if you don't watch any of their shows. BBC is by far the worst choice for doing GTA, sure they do make some good shows but they are always so focused on not offending people and GTA is about as offensive a mainstream series as you can get. It would be like Michael Bay directing a Kurosawa remake or something.
@aibreeze,The issue isn't with what you're prepared to pay for, it's a case you HAVE to pay for even if you don't watch any of their shows. Worse than that mate is the fact that even if u do NOT own a TV, but use another device to view programs, you MUST have a license!!! We live in rip off Britain :-(
Well more fool you because i still have a tv and live in the uk but lawfully do not have to pay tv license and anyone who does is an idiot in my opinion. The bbc are the people who strategically witheld information about a number of paedophiles who worked there and on that basis i will never pay a tv license again
David Attenborough's documentaries, Top Gear, Blackadder, Orphan Black, Luther, The Fall, The Office, Sherlock, Life on Mars, Monty Python, Doctor Who, Fawlty Towers... Personally I don't agree with the TV license system either, but I also disagree with the assertion that the BBC is inherently 'crap'. I would really recommend the Fall and Luther to anyone interested in crime dramas because I think they're some of the best shows in the genre. On top of those the BBC has historically produced some fantastic and culturally enduring shows which have a great significance to not just the UK, but many other countries as well (I really enjoyed the US office). In summation - yes the TV license sucks, don't let it fool you into thinking that BBC shows inherently suck as well.
I've compared the educational and informational television quality of the U.S. and the U.K. and let me tell you...U.K. based TV is worth the price...Unless you like America's Next Top Model/Singer/Criminal/Corrupt Politician/Dancer/Porn Star/Idiot, then by all means...Free U.S based programming is the way to go.
As a licence fee payer I feel like I get my monies worth when you consider the TV/radio/Internet it covers. While 90% of the stuff I watch is streamed online when I do watch terrestrial TV the ads drive me insane, that's the best thing about the BBC. Bit off topic, but still I'll be interested to see what comes of the show and whether or not it causes anymore of the scandals that often surrounds GTA.
@hellsvacancy its the same in germany. Whats your point? I pay TV license and dont care, not a large amount of money. 3 games prolly cost more than a years TV
Step 1: Load up your preferred IDE. Step 2: Kill a hooker. Step 3: Profit?
And thank god for the BBC, the oasis of quality TV in a sea of turgid vomit.
ITV fanboy detected. Probably enjoys watching Films that are censored to the point of not being worth watching, as well as being bombarded by more Adverts than there is Film.
bring on gta6 who cares!!!
Erm, not quite. They're making a drama about **DEVELOPING** Grand Theft Auto. http://www.engadget.com/201... This is a very poorly researched article indeed.
Ah, now that makes more sense. Thank you.
That would have been cool for a GTA show, Maybe like Breaking Bad or Better Call Saul. A behind the scenes is ok though, kind of meh.
If it was hbo showtime a&e or Netflix this would be much more interesting.
Well, I guess there are worse companies to be making it. :D Also I have no problem with tv licensing unlike some people. The quality of much of the content is good - also some of the tv license goes towards other arts projects and even some programming on other networks. Having ad-free channels and streaming services is awesome, especially with a kid.
Yes, it's called TOP GEAR lol
If only they'd reversed it and had some Top Gaer in GTA5. Playing as Clarkson, offending minorities, car football, bike versus public transport versus car-racing, modding a regular car to be amphibious for missions. Could be fun.
It's gonna have Jeremy Clarkson going around and punching people.
Your licence fees at work!!! Not mine as I proved to the guy who came to my place that I don't watch live tv so I'm exempt!!
Scrap the license fee. Marxists.
Public broadcasting is necessary. Otherwise in stead of good tv or informational tv all the networks care about is numbers and money. Whether you do it with a fee (like Britain or Germany) or just through taxes (Belgium) doesn't really matter.
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