Even more oddly, BBC West has a further opt-out programme ‘Beyond the Frontline’ at 11:15pm the same evening, resulting in the rest of the night’s schedule being delayed by half an hour.
I can’t recall a recent occasion when English Regions have opted out for a repeat broadcast (it’s more common that they opt out for a regional first showing before a programme is repeated on the network). Any idea why this is happening?
It seems strange that BBC West isn’t using the 7:30pm slot for its new programme rather than the repeat, which would avoid the need for a time shift later that evening.
It looks like West's new programme needs a post-watershed slot.
It's a shame the BBC doesn't think a 4-part series on the Channel Tunnel is network-worthy, although it'll probably turn up on BBC Four at some point.
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