On Monday night the BBC broadcast ‘True North – I Love Larne’ and it is fair to say the good people of Larne are not best pleased at how the show depicted them.
The Larne Times Facebook post about it has over a 100 comments so far with gems like this:
“Surely someone in council buildings should of vetted the content before airing. On the upside we now have 1 of the 7 wonders of the world on our doorstep. I’m sure the pyramid at Giza will be fuming having dropped a spot.”
“with a so called ‘very important’ meeting held by the chief executive of the council in relation to a 4 million pound investment request for the Gobbins being attended by councillors that were either dressed in jeans and a jumper or who looked like they were about to croak it!”
“more like a Christian Cult amature horror movie! !!”
“The producers should be made to apologise to the people of Larne …. do we have a set of stocks in the town !”
The poor old Chief Executive of Larne Council is really getting it in the neck. People seem to believe the council had some control over the content, which obviously they don’t. As we all know our local councils have little control over anything never mind the BBC.
I actually enjoyed the show. They did go a bit heavy on the quirky characters but with TV shows you are trying to make it entertaining. My favourite part of the show was when the Chief Executive said: ‘The Sunday times said we were one of the top 20 places to see before you die!’. To be fair to her I assume she is talking about the coast road.
What do you think? Did you see the show? Do you love Larne? Let us know your views in the comments.