The problem really is that increasingly TV is at two extremes.
A History of Art in Three Colours
Richard Hammonds latest trash vehicle
Lottery Game Show
Take Me Out
TV for either dimwits or professors, where's the middle ground?
Appreciating art and reading subtitles for a couple of hours is hardly the exclusive enclave of Mensa boffins is it? There’s nothing intimidating to anybody about BBC4’s output if only they manage to drop their prejudices long enough to actually try the programming.