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This week, the BBC Two royal drama that firmly divided opinion,
and after last week's feature on a mispronunciation
it appears we've opened the floodgates.
Welcome to the show that lets you have your say
on the week's television across the BBC.
Welcome to your Points Of View.
First up this week, the drama that was making headlines
even before it aired, with former government ministers
both criticising and defending the BBC's decision to broadcast
an adaptation of Mike Bartlett's award-winning play King Charles III.
Written in blank verse, common to many of Shakespeare's plays,
the drama saw a constitutional crisis detonated and
the monarchy's future threatened when the new King Charles,
played by the late Tim Pigott-Smith, refuses to sign a bill into law.
But when the pen approaches paper thus,
about to store forever my assent,
the pen drives up.
This one certainly proved controversial.
And yet there were also rave reviews,
lavishing praise on the production.
You can catch King Charles III on the iPlayer.
From a fictional portrayal of the British monarchy
to the country's current head of government.
Our guests tonight are the Prime Minister, Theresa May,
and her husband Philip.
Tuesday night saw Prime Minister Theresa May
and her husband Philip appear as guests on The One Show sofa.
Amongst other titbits, we discovered the UK's leader is a keen cook and
how her love of shoes has inspired others to get into politics.
..four or five years ago, I was in the lift in the House of Commons
and there was a young woman in the lift,
and I happened to look down and I said, "Oh, nice pair of shoes."
And she said, "Oh, I like your shoes."
And then she looked at me and you said,
"Your shoes got me involved in politics."
Now, it was undoubtedly one of the show's higher-profile bookings,
but some question whether the Prime Minister's appearance
was appropriate given the upcoming election.
And there were those who felt The One Show's sofa
should be a politics-free zone.
Well, we put those views to The One Show's executive editor,
Sandy Smith, and this is what he had to stay.
We made it abundantly clear at the top of the show,
and again at the end of the show,
that Jeremy Corbyn would also be coming and that we'd be filming with
five other party leaders as well to give them an opportunity to talk
about their political upbringing, their roots and what drives them.
And this has to be seen as part of the BBC's overall election coverage
in which politicians will be held to account,
challenged, asked about policy across radio and television.
Next, the heat was well and truly on in the MasterChef kitchen
this week as the latest search for Britain's best amateur cook
reached its climax.
Now, don't worry if you are still to catch up,
we're not going to give the winner away.
Monday night's episode saw the remaining five contestants
under pressure at the official residence
of the US ambassador to the UK.
There's just ten minutes...
..until Alison is due to serve her pumpkin pies.
-We're running a bit behind, aren't we?
But the series and its contestants did seem to rise
to the occasion for you.
I found it very good. I really have enjoyed it.
The contestants have been marvellous.
Now, many MasterChef challenges see contestants tasked with
creating dishes after choosing from a bountiful supply of ingredients,
prompting several of you to e-mail us with the same query.
So, what does happen with those spare steaks and any
langoustines left languishing?
Here is what the makers of MasterChef had to say.
After a previous expedition along the Pan-American Highway,
last weekend saw comedians Dara O Briain and Ed Byrne reunite
for another big trip, this time setting off on the Road to Mandalay.
How are you doing?
Starting their journey in Malaysia,
episode one saw the pair spectating at a poultry pageant and
meeting members of an indigenous tribe before trying their hand
at an ancient art with the help of some rather familiar-looking props.
Go somewhere else next year.
The one time we got a good laugh was when I smacked you in the face.
-Should have done more of that.
Plenty of you were glad to see the pair hit the road again.
Not everyone agreed with your last point, Cheshian.
Dara and Ed continue on the Road to Mandalay tonight
on BBC Two at nine o'clock.
Now, last Sunday also had BBC One taking a trip,
this time into the past of one of Britain's best-loved actresses,
Dame Barbara Windsor.
Penned by former EastEnders writer Tony Jordan,
biopic Babs starred Samantha Spiro, Jaime Winstone
and 12-year-old Honor Kneafsey in the title role,
with the dame herself also making an appearance.
-Oi, there weren't that many blokes!
That's not funny!
Opinion on Babs was split right down the middle, though,
with some criticising the style of storytelling.
Next, last week's feature on the mispronunciation of the word nuclear
certainly opened a can of worms.
In fact, Point Of View's inbox went NUCULAR -
I mean, nuclear -
as you inundated us with your pet pronunciation peeves.
It's very clear that he's CRATE-IVE and he's CRATE-IVE on his feet.
Time for a lesson, presenters and producers. Here's our blackboard.
Look, it's CREATIVE, it's not CRATE-IVE.
Next. Yeah, hand up at the back. Keith.
Jan's test has been used to help Olympians, TRI-ATHER-LETES...
Quite right, Keith. It is ATHLETES -
it's not ATHER-LETES!
And finally, even the esteemed Mr Paxman didn't escape your wrath.
I'll tell you, it's Don KWICKSOAT. Ten points for this.
Actually, on double-checking this one,
it appears KWICKSOAT is an acceptable, attested pronunciation.
It's an old-fashioned anglicised version
of the Cervantes novel title.
"Creative" and "athletes" were just two of the many mispronunciations
you got in touch about.
The BBC has a team whose job it is to offer advice on how to
pronounce everything from Azerbaijan to Zacatecas,
which is somewhere in Mexico, apparently.
So, could they perhaps step in and help put an end to
the proliferation of poor pronunciation?
There isn't a list at the moment of commonly mispronounced words.
That's partly because we do have a database, an online database
that broadcasters can access and they can look up words.
It's also because pronunciations can be context-dependent -
so a historical pronunciation might not be relevant for
a modern drama, but it might be for a historical drama.
So there could be more than one way of saying something and
creating a list would essentially crystallise the pronunciations
and wouldn't take account of the context.
To a land well known for hard-to-pronounce place names next.
Set in Aberystwyth - hope I got that right -
series three of the bilingual detective drama Hinterland
kicked off on BBC Four recently with the brooding Tom Mathias
investigating the murder of a minister.
Local minister, Elwyn Jones.
Found dead this morning, sir.
-On their way.
Wife found the body, family yet to be questioned.
Thank you, Lloyd.
This series had previously been shown in Wales but those of you
across the rest of the UK were delighted to see
DCI Mathias and co return to BBC Four.
Well, dramas being too bleak are occasionally
a cause for complaint on Points Of View.
In this instance, you feel it all adds to the appeal.
Well, we checked, and unfortunately there is
no news yet as to whether Hinterland will be returning for
a fourth outing, so I'm sorry, I've got to leave you in suspense!
Well, if you find the answer to that one, will you let me know?
And finally this week, many, many thanks for this e-mail, John.
Ah, hang on a minute.
-Many, many thanks.
-Many, many thanks.
We didn't find examples of that, you'll be glad to hear, John.
Just a singular thank you to everyone who's got in touch with us
over the last week. Please do keep your points of view coming.
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See you then and have a great week.
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