I guess automated Alan will live on in the online draws.
Will be interesting to see if it has any impact on sales - you'd imagine it will as 10 minutes of primetime Saturday night exposure on BBC1 is literally something money can't buy. Imagine they'll be headlines in the Mail and The Sun in the months ahead of how the BBC axing the draw is costing good causes millions.
And with talk in other threads about how BBC1 can't afford a dozen or so decent 30-second idents financially it still makes little sense to me. As much as I'd rather have something like Taboo on a Saturday night than another Nick Knowles quiz I don't see how the cost difference can be justified - it's got to be adding hundreds of thousands of pounds to the Saturday night budget.
I preferred the internet when it had a sense of humour.