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BR
Brekkie
I just recorded the Friday night programme and skimmed through it - but it seemed pretty poor with very little live content, and very little life.


I'm wondering whether the event was pushed forward from July to March with relatively little notice (though it's been known for a couple of months at least) - it certainly felt like it.


And also very little sporting challenges too which could set it out from the rest, and as others have said the main ones were late at night and recorded. It didn't make sense either to have it on one of the biggest sporting weekends of the year for the BBC where their attentions were firmly on the Six Nations.
JC
JCB
Brekkie posted:
I just recorded the Friday night programme and skimmed through it - but it seemed pretty poor with very little live content, and very little life.


I'm wondering whether the event was pushed forward from July to March with relatively little notice (though it's been known for a couple of months at least) - it certainly felt like it.


I think it may have been. "Planet Relief " -which would have involved shutting down an entire power station for one night and had been in development for 18 months - was planned for this January but shelved last September after a massive backlash of people complaining "it's not the BBC's job to save the planet".
BR
Brekkie
Well I think that was the right decision. Just like Strictly Come Dancing is damaged by every spin-off dance show, Comic Relief shouldn't be milked any more than is necessary in order to protect the original brand. I think they've got away with it with Sport Relief, but they should stop at that.


Sport Relief definately though should go back to it's summer slot for 2010 - it seems a more appropriate slot from the fund-raising aspect, and also help differentiate it from Comic Relief too.

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