It is reported that viewers have been complaining to the BBC about spiders’ webs over the camera lenses at Wimbledon.
The Beeb has not much cash to spend,
Which is why it’s brought to an end,
Free licence for those still alive,
And in excess of seventy-five.
And elsewhere it’s been cutting back,
Though very few have got the sack,
But now that Wimbledon’s on screen,
With spending here they are less mean.
Or so we thought but it’s been found,
That spiders webs that can be round,
Are being left on cameras which,
Are filming games on court (not pitch).
The reason for this is quite plain,
For it is spiders in the main,
That spin the webs to catch their teas,
On cameras if there are no trees.
But these webs can get in the way,
Of viewers watching people play,
And these folk can get quite annoyed,
If things like this they can’t avoid.
So come on BBC and dust
Your camera lenses as you must,
And then those who their licence pay,
Will find the service quite OK.