George Orwell's 1984: Why it still matters - BBC News

  • Published on Jun 10, 2019
  • From reality TV show Big Brother to warnings about surveillance, George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four has had a lasting impact on modern society.
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  • Camille Desmoulins
    Camille Desmoulins 18 days ago

    The lack of self awareness and conceit in this vid is extraordinary.

  • David Hargreaves
    David Hargreaves 21 day ago +1

    Oh the irony!!!....a statue of Orwell outside our Orwellian National 'broadcaster' couldnt make it up......

  • Adam Fullhan
    Adam Fullhan 26 days ago

    That is basically china and the xingjiang region

  • Gadolini Rutherfordium

    If you have a personal laboratory for helping man kind, the thought police could arrest you for attempting a crime even though you weren’t.

  • Raniel Pangilinan
    Raniel Pangilinan Month ago +1

    - Education is Child Labour
    - Feminism is Equality
    - Anti-Fascism is Fascism

  • George Orwell
    George Orwell Month ago

    ...Well !...all of that is REALLY HAPPENING NOW !!!

  • NekoWinters
    NekoWinters 3 months ago +1

    Big brother bbc

  • Trace Trace
    Trace Trace 3 months ago +1

    Neuralink is the pathway to Orwellian Civilization. Government can read and controlling your mind.

  • mo Gabriel
    mo Gabriel 3 months ago

    George Orwell was a left wing socialist

  • Richard The Lionheart
    Richard The Lionheart 3 months ago

    BBC was created by zionists to feed us with lies throughout the decades.

  • nichmeinProblem
    nichmeinProblem 4 months ago

    Because you are part of 1984 dear NBC#Msm fake

  • A B C
    A B C 4 months ago

    At last, a BBC story with value. How did this slip through the net!?

  • MR Dot1
    MR Dot1 4 months ago

    like the UK government.. oppressive.. speech police , surveillance... like the new law: gender stereotypes in commercials are baned... these Retarded Beta male, SJW lawmakers

  • Odd James
    Odd James 4 months ago

    BBC is like a rapper snitching on themselves everything this video talks about mainstream media contributes to.

  • Odd James
    Odd James 4 months ago


  • Max Barrow
    Max Barrow 4 months ago

    It's wierd that the comments section of these videos are the only thing what bring back my faith In humanity

    LEE DARLEY 4 months ago

    Pretty ironic, coming from a company that seems to use the Communist Manifesto, as a guidebook.

  • Arbiter Lite
    Arbiter Lite 4 months ago

    The gall of it.

  • d dd
    d dd 4 months ago

    Totalitarianism gets rid of all other belief structures. It doesn't say much in the book, but then part of it is a love story so it says something about humanity. Would have thought that would be something of substance in today's world, the belief part.

  • Harold Cicero
    Harold Cicero 4 months ago +2

    Meanwhile the leftist media is silent of the removal of journalists from social media. 1984 is what happens what happens when we let the left gain power. The left is sinister, the right is righteous.

    • laser325
      laser325 4 months ago

      Britain has the Investigatory Powers Act, which is the most extreme surveillance system on a population by a government in the history of western democracy.
      Introduced by the tories.
      Not leftists.

  • mhffc
    mhffc 4 months ago +7

    The BBC thinks 1984 is an instruction manual..

  • Tourniquet Now
    Tourniquet Now 4 months ago +2

    The self unawareness of BBC is mindblowing...BBC fully supports totalitarian communism and would love to be big brother's only propaganda stream. Oh wait, they already are...

  • James Unsworth
    James Unsworth 4 months ago

    George Orwell was the greatest Author of the 20th Century, my favourites are Homage To Catalonia, and Burmese Days, where in my opinion he has his “ Road to Damascus “ experience. 1984, all true, is now FF...Ing Game Show.

  • Ari B
    Ari B 4 months ago

    If you think the BBC is mind control then get online and read something else you brain-dead f*cks. Seriously nobody watches TV anyways. Try moving to China and see what it's like when there literally is no comment section.

  • Hell is other people.
    Hell is other people. 4 months ago +1

    BBC : *Do a video on room 101*

  • Douglas Arthur
    Douglas Arthur 4 months ago +1

    This is rich from them. The once mighty and respected BBC, where opinion and selective omission now masquerades as reporting and journalism, is well passed its sell-by date.

  • not me
    not me 4 months ago +1

    BBC supports censorship

  • Jigsaw John
    Jigsaw John 4 months ago +1

    Comments disabled for this video. (Because we don't want the plebs discussing certain subjects publicly).

  • npc 432
    npc 432 4 months ago +3

    BBC = State Propaganda. The irony.

  • celtic barbarian
    celtic barbarian 4 months ago +2

    This is a bit rich coming from a state broadcaster .

  • Zodiark 77
    Zodiark 77 4 months ago +3

    LOL, the BBC of all outlets talking about a book by a socialist that exposes their Neoliberal Capitalism

  • Bucket with a face on it
    Bucket with a face on it 4 months ago +6

    BBC you are literally INGSOC in its embryonic stages.

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    midget porn 4 months ago


  • SB Xi
    SB Xi 4 months ago

    CCP, the king pig of Animal Farm in 1984/2019....

  • patrick khatchadourian
    patrick khatchadourian 4 months ago


  • Alan Brookes
    Alan Brookes 4 months ago +1

    This " utopia" is what the British Bullshit Corporation want .

  • Anders
    Anders 4 months ago +2

    BBC don't do irony. But If it they did...

  • MacsHeadroom Show
    MacsHeadroom Show 4 months ago
    Time to prepare

  • Sovereign Red
    Sovereign Red 4 months ago

    Gorge Whoreswell, in the same dogpuke club as that deviant Sickmutt Fraud. Perverse ideas come out of perverse minds, the trouble is humanity has slept hard and let those with the most devious and deviant minds control our every aspect. The greatest trick the devil ever played was convincing the world he doesn't exist. Peace...

  • Ian Tegrity
    Ian Tegrity 4 months ago +1

    2 days ago the BBC told us that we shouldn't forget the sacrifice that the WW2 generation gave to this country. 2 days later they abolish the free licence for old people.
    Seems the BBC 's idea of "Lest we forget" is just wind and piss..

    • Captain Trask
      Captain Trask 4 months ago +2

      Estimated 26,000 Islamic radicals running around the UK , think the government cares about people's safety, well being , utterly psychotic behaviour from elites and their puppets

  • Miles Holder
    Miles Holder 4 months ago +2

    BBC talking about 1984, ironic to say the least

  • Terry Taylor
    Terry Taylor 4 months ago +1

    BBC. Oh the irony.

  • Pickle
    Pickle 4 months ago

    we’re fucked

  • Youtube Freak
    Youtube Freak 4 months ago +1

    How appropriate that the BBC belongs to the most perfidious, scheming and propagandistic nations that ever existed.. Oh, sweet irony.

  • There is Only one
    There is Only one 4 months ago +1

    “The more society drifts away from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.”

    Z1BABOUINOS 4 months ago +4

    The Ministry of BBC Truth:
    The Russians are Coming!
    📢 *The Russians are Coming!* 😱

  • mark keedwell
    mark keedwell 4 months ago

    ageing the bbc lol

  • Klos19871 Klos
    Klos19871 Klos 4 months ago

    Big Brother Corporation.

  • Apotheosis
    Apotheosis 4 months ago

    Hate speech = Wrongspeak

  • gilkesisking
    gilkesisking 4 months ago

    AND..... today it appears Mi5 has been illegally retaining your snoopers charter data.....

  • unpaid troll
    unpaid troll 4 months ago +6

    Hillary Clinton literally called 1984 a book about good governance

  • dan mitchell
    dan mitchell 4 months ago

    yea only you are responsible for shit like this happening in society right now,explain how you are not part of the problem then. its pretty important when you are leeching from the taxpayers

  • Ian Tegrity
    Ian Tegrity 4 months ago

    You can just go through this video and point out the examples of the state we're in
    False information - Jane Stanley Building 7 is just one example.
    Bill Barr and John Henry Durham investigation. The biggest investigation since Watergate is ongoing today but the BBC will not cover it.
    Arrests for things you haven't done. America is attempting to pass the TAPS Act. This will make it legal to arrest someone who they believe will commit a crime. Thought crimes !
    Newspeak - Hatespeech laws.. Check
    Surveillance - 5G. We live in the most surveilled country in the world.
    The BBC plays a huge part in this Big Brother deception.

  • Ștefan Lungu
    Ștefan Lungu 4 months ago

    because 1984 is reality in Russia.

  • Henry Siegertsz
    Henry Siegertsz 4 months ago

    Surprise at the open comments section, BBC News not often inviting the rage and ire of the Fee paying public!

  • Comic Book Guy
    Comic Book Guy 4 months ago +1

    Only the INGSOC party can stop racism, xenophobia, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, pedophobia and white identity.

  • Miele Rodriguez
    Miele Rodriguez 4 months ago +2

    The Guardian: (a former newspaper.)

  • Rory Blessington
    Rory Blessington 4 months ago

    It is texts like 1984 that warn our post-war about the totalitarian and nationalist ideas that created fascist regimes are will never disappear but we can minimise it to almost nothing if we work together for democracy and freewill. We gotta learn from our past or else history will repeat itself again!

  • Comic Book Guy
    Comic Book Guy 4 months ago +7

    The BBC fully endorses thought-policing

  • Victor Xi
    Victor Xi 4 months ago

    Evil BBC should 自戕。