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24 on BBC3 - a complaint to the Beeb..

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by Steve1138, Mar 11, 2003.

  1. Steve1138

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    wanted to share a complaint I just fired off to BBC3 about an in-programme announcement that was made DURING the broadcast of 24 last night.
    I find this even more intrusive and offensive than the screen logos.

    Steve
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    I want to OBJECT in the STRONGEST POSSIBLE WAY about your broadcast of 24 on BBC3 on Sunday 09 March...
    Half way through the episode came a stupid voice over encouraging us to not miss the 24 discussion programme following immediately after. I was ABSOLUTELY DUMBSTRUCK.
    How DARE YOU intrude on my enjoyment of the programme ?!!!
    If I wanted BLATANT COMMERCIALISM I would watch commercial TV or move to the US. This is just another indication of what I believe to be a decline in BBC standards, particularly on the NEW channels.
    I find the top corner logos OBJECTIONABLE, INTRUSIVE and offensive... but they are NOTHING compared to sheer rudeness of the announcer intrusion during the live transmission of a programme. If I wanted to watch the discussion - I would do so, after seeing it advretised in Radio Times.
    As for YOU - please restrict programming announcements to WHERE THEY BELONG - BETWEEN PROGRAMMES - NOT DURING THEM.

    Yours, with much venom
    Stephen Yxxx

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  2. encaser

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    I seem to recall they did the exact same thing last series during an ep. and never mentioned it - long gone are the cow tow days of presenters facing wrath.
     
  3. TheBigApple

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    And furthermore if you are going to do this in the future please find someone who can speak English correctly. ;)
     
  4. Noodle

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    Does no-one else think that this was just an accident on the BBC's part?
     
  5. gaz.thomas

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    It was almost certainly a mistake - however it was intrusive and a spoiler for both this episode and the subsequent one to be shown on bbc3 next week. I've filled in a formal serious complaint form and i'm sure the BBC's crack 'ignore team' will be on it straight away.

    Gaz
    -x-
     
  6. t-force

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    If, as I suspect, it was a mistake, they could have had the decency to apologise for it at the end of the programme. If it wasn't a mistake, then they really need to look at who authorised the voiceover and fire them. NOW. Come to think of it, if it was a mistake, they can fire the person who made it. YESTERDAY.
     
  7. Mr.D

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    I suspect the continuity anouncer leant on a button by mistake.
     
  8. Noodle

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    Whilst I agree totally that an apology should have been broadcast immediately after the show, does anyone really think that 24 or indeed TV in general is important enough that:


     
  9. gaz.thomas

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    I don't think anyone should lose their job over it - everyone makes mistakes, it's just when continuity announcers make them a few million people get to know about it. If the beeb want to send me the first series of 24 on DVD by way of an apology however...

    Gaz
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  10. Sinzer

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    I think some people need to take up a stress management course :p

    Most likely an error that occured by accident and really doesn't require that amount of abuse. I wonder what you would think if you received that in your mailbox in the morning?
     
  11. PoochJD

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    Hi,

    I'm going to have to side with those of you who were peeved at this! With TV technology today, nearly everything is done by a computer, whcih checks what time it is, and is then told by another computer to play a pre-recorded announcement or trailer.

    The problem is not that the trailer was used, but that the fact it went out during the show itself! If the BBC (or SKy, or Channel 4, or whoever else) are incapable of setting things up right on these machines, so that red dots and announcements and other on-screen junk don't appear during the programmes themselves, then people have the right to complain! After all, we are paying for the privilidge to watch these shows! As such, we viewers should be allowed to watch the shows, without any interruptions and without TV stations being careless!

    Mistakes I can accept, but the mistakes seem to always occur at the worst possible moments, and on the most important programmes. When did you last see an episode of a childrens show being ruined by red dots, a voice-over appearing half-way through their shows, or whatever? The answer is, never!

    If companies like Sky or the BBC want us to by digital TV and be more interactive, as well as cough up even more money for the licence fee, (which is NOT an optional purchase, I might add), then they need to understand we want the choice to watch their output as the director's intended, and not by the whim of some idiotic dolt, who can't remember not to push a button!

    Failing that, everytime a channel screws up my favourite shows, then I want the choice to get a partial refund. That means, a refund on everytime we get any of the following:
    - crushed credits
    - red dots
    - voiceovers over credits
    - excessive amounts of advertising
    - onscreen graphics (ala BBC3)
    - DOG's
    - crappy presenters
    - intrusions by pre-recorded announcements
    - schedule changes that could have been easily avoided

    If they agree to that, then I will forgive them making so many "mistakes". :mad:

    Pooch
     
  12. Sinzer

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    I don't disagree with complaining, but the poor bugger who receives those type of mails is not exactly going to be fighting for your cause.
     
  13. Joe Pineapples

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    i think i could put up with it, if i was making the money these people are (off our backs)

    agree with everything Pooch says, and to add that what annoys me the most is their apparent 'so what?' attitude.
     
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    Don't forget the stuck [Press Red]
     

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