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Brekkie26,521 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Mentioned this in the sport thread but Murrays match continuing beyond the scheduled BBC2 slot meant it moves to BBC1, and their inability to play a set within an hour will now have knock-on effects for tonights BBC1 schedule.

The news is already late and I suspect they'll want to keep Strictly on time, but also not great PR to drop a 70-minute best bits compilation of Children in Need. The EPG now suggests a 50 minute version will air at 6.05pm if the tennis wraps up soon (final tie break beginning now).
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Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
Charlie Wells3,533 posts since 26 Nov 2003 Moderator
Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
The tennis going to 3 sets means a scheduling clash with the rugby so at 4.55 Final Score goes to the red button, tennis moves to BBC1 and BBC2 go to the rugby just before kick-off.

Looks like the tennis is overrunning as currently the weekend news is supposed to be on according to the BBC website. I'm guessing that the Children in Need highlights may get rescheduled, as I can't see a lot of flexibility in tonight's schedules.
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Charlie Wells3,533 posts since 26 Nov 2003 Moderator
Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
The news is already late and I suspect they'll want to keep Strictly on time, but also not great PR to drop a 70-minute best bits compilation of Children in Need. The EPG now suggests a 50 minute version will air at 6.05pm if the tennis wraps up soon (final tie break beginning now).

(Posts from sports thread moved here.)

Looking at the programme info the CiN highlights is still listed as a 70 minute programme. Given the short turnaround time I'd be surprised if they'd made a shorter edit. In theory they could show in on Sunday in the Planet Earth repeat slot and pinch 10 minutes from somewhere. However the Rugby on before that is the finals, which I imagine could potentially last longer than scheduled.
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Gareth E (previously bbcsport) 1,839 posts since 23 Jan 2006
UTV Newsline
Cracking match.

But yes, I'd say the 6.55pm junction for Strictly is pretty critical so perhaps it'll be news at 6.05pm, and Celebrity Mastermind or the like at 6.25pm.

Not the first time this particular session of tennis has caused problems because of a rugby match following. 5pm kick-off leaves very little flexibility.

Its so often feast or famine for BBC Sport these days - so many weekends with no live sport whatsoever, then weekends like this when there's too much to squeeze in.
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