So, it's Saturday and the sun is shining. The perfect day for me to stay indoors and watch last nights Big Brother episodes while simultaneously watching this mornings repeats, comparing them and making notes.
Some obvious things like swearing was edited on the repeat. This was done by either removing the swear word or the whole sentence from the audio track or in some cases by cutting out the swear word or sentence from the audio and video too. The second option was quite clever because they sometimes managed to remove a small chunk of video and audio without effecting the background music. Other times they would remove a swear word but keep the timing correct by showing a random reaction shot from someone else. Most of the time, a casual viewer wouldn't spot the edit. The only time it was slightly more obvious was during the 'best bits' packages, although the packages themselves were edited well enough, the reaction box on the bottom right of the picture was not edited at all, so the edits were easy to spot be looking at this.
Another obvious edit and a technique I was already aware of was used whenever there was flash photography on screen, the video on the repeat faded in to each frame so that there was not such a sudden flash on the screen.
One of Davina McCall's links was edited, coming out of a VT
she spoke of a train entering a tunnel (she was referring to a penis entering a vagina). This was removed completely and just the second part of the link was used on the T4 repeat. I wouldn't have noticed if I had only seen the repeat.
A whole clip from a previous serious was cut from the repeat, even on last nights broadcast it was heavily bleeped.
The strangest edit that I noticed was when Davina McCall was questioning Nadia, and she said "You loved bitching, you still love a bit of a bitch. Have a look at this". For the repeat, this was changed to "You loved bitching, you still love a bit. Have a look at this". They kept the word bitching but removed the word bitch. This seems stranger still when you consider that the VT she was introducing with that link not only contained the word 'bitch' but was also backed by Elton John's 'The Bitch is Back'.