This piece is written by Rahul who is one of the people behind the Facebook campaign to bring back the famed TV programme. Please join the Facebook community and do your bit if you want the BQC back like more than 1 Lac people there!
Let’s Bring BQC back!
I believe most kids plug into the world of television long before they enter school. Of course, television, in moderation, can be a good thing. No doubt about it. Television can be an excellent educator and entertainer. But in today’s day and age there is clearly a "lack of quality programming" which needs to be immediately addressed. The last of this genre was Bournvita Quiz Contest on mainstream TV, way back in 2006 & since the time this show has gone off air, there hasn’t been any show as successful as BQC to challenge the kids, entertain them and educate them in the process.
When I recall the days, as a kid I used to look forward to every Sunday morning clutching the TV remote, waiting for BQC to start. Bournvita Quiz Contest holds a ‘nostalgia’ for many of us: we grew up listening to Ameen Sayani on radio and then watching Derek O’Brien on television. I looked forward to the thrill of challenging my knowledge & my uncommon common sense. It disheartens to see that nothing as exuberant as BQC is present anymore for the viewers. The time when ‘Bournvita Quiz Contest’ was aired, was the time when becoming a celebrity meant representing our school in the quiz contest & coming back as the winner. Should we not pass on the legacy of rich knowledge called BQC to the next generation?
Derek O’Brien supports it too
In today’s world, television is dominated by serials & talent shows restricted only to dancing & singing. These shows only promise an illusion of easy life to the viewers! Derek O’Brien has joined our movement now its time you do your bit in taking this movement ahead and bringing back intelligent viewing on television.
Join the BQC page on Facebook
The fans have taken this movement to another level! This started off about 2 months ago and the response has been amazing, with almost 120,000 people wanting BQC Back. It started off as something simple – an experiment of sorts. They are also sending out banners to people who want them – so far 70 people have written in asking for them. If you want your banner or if you have any suggestions on how we can spread this movement together you can email them on bringbqcback[at]gmail[dot]com
Let’s start the golden days of BQC again!