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UKnews857 posts since 26 Apr 2011
Although as a reply to the announcement tweet points out, Farage was on QT last night, what's the difference?

A political debate show with representatives from different views / parties is very different to one politician from one party appearing on a satirical comedy show. I’d have hoped that’d be pretty obvious, at least here if not on a Twitter.


One is very much within the rules during an election period, one very much isn’t. The producers of HIGNFY should have realised this.
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Andrew13,885 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Although as a reply to the announcement tweet points out, Farage was on QT last night, what's the difference?

A political debate show with representatives from different views / parties is very different to one politician from one part appearing on a satirical comedy show. I’d have hoped that’d be pretty obvious, at least here if not on a Twitter.

Indeed, although it’s just added fuel to the fire on Twitter where many users are still raging after Farage’s appearance last night and are saying the BBC is biased. Let’s just hope he’s not booked on this week’s Marr or else they will all explode.
UKnews857 posts since 26 Apr 2011
Although as a reply to the announcement tweet points out, Farage was on QT last night, what's the difference?

A political debate show with representatives from different views / parties is very different to one politician from one part appearing on a satirical comedy show. I’d have hoped that’d be pretty obvious, at least here if not on a Twitter.

Indeed, although it’s just added fuel to the fire on Twitter where many users are still raging after Farage’s appearance last night and are saying the BBC is biased. Let’s just hope he’s not booked on this week’s Marr or else they will all explode.

Yeah, about that Shocked



Asa3,587 posts since 22 Mar 2001 Administrator
Meridian (South East) South East Today
It's just really odd, no-one when recording it last night thought it would be an issue?

Virgin EPG doesn't update live.

Nope, so screws up anyone recording WILTY because of the decision to pull it forward. I could rant and rave all day as to the craziness of not having a reactive EPG in 2019. I just don't understand how/why Virgin won't implement this feature.
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UKnews857 posts since 26 Apr 2011
It's just really odd, no-one when recording it last night thought it would be an issue?

I can only guess they thought they could clear anything up in the edit. They finished the edit, the BBC saw it and realised it couldn’t go out. Would explain why it was so late in the day, but surely someone producing the programme would have thought before hand? Seemingly not.
UKnews857 posts since 26 Apr 2011
Yes it's presumably not her precense that's the issue but something said/shown in it. It might be that thy can reedit it for the extended version on Monday

I’d have thought even her presence was problematic and that should have been obvious. Maybe not though, as I’d expect the BBC know the guests, possibly even having some say over them.
BM111,262 posts since 2 Jun 2017
London London
Yes it's presumably not her precense that's the issue but something said/shown in it. It might be that thy can reedit it for the extended version on Monday

I’d have thought even her presence was problematic and that should have been obvious.

Usually politicians get dropped during election notices - one was dropped after the snap election was called. It's not like the show is precorded a long time in advance - it was recorded this week. How they thought it could air makes no sense.
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UKnews857 posts since 26 Apr 2011
Also tenable next week features Anne Widercombe (An actual candidate) - surely will be postponed.

That might explain the producers thinking - they thought they could balance it out by having two guests with opposite views on one week after each other.
UKnews857 posts since 26 Apr 2011
Interesting perspective from someone with a lot of relevant experience:



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Critique3,192 posts since 9 Aug 2009
Anglia (East) Look East
Very odd that they actually got as far as recording the episode and were less than an hour from TX before the show announced that they'd been pulled! You would think the BBC have oversight of guests so presumably something was said that they couldn't quickly edit so it's been canned.

The question now though, is whether we'll ever see this episode? By nature it's not going to age well if they wait until after the EU elections, but it's very rare these days that a TV show gets filmed and that the episode never sees the light of day!
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