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buster1,850 posts since 15 Mar 2006
London London
Anyone catch the pre-watershed version last night, and can confirm the new bits of archive that were to replace the naughty bits? Will be running through it later but just wondering if there's anything good to look out for...
Steve Williams3,179 posts since 1 Aug 2008
Anyone catch the pre-watershed version last night, and can confirm the new bits of archive that were to replace the naughty bits? Will be running through it later but just wondering if there's anything good to look out for...


A quick dash through it suggests that the new bits were a) a bit with Judith Hann reminiscing about a sketch which involved her having to punch Alexei Sayle in the face outside her dressing room, b) a different out-take in the Christmas tape section with Sarah Greene as Queen Victoria getting stuck in a door, and c) a new section about the Queen being in the audience for The Good Life (which I thought might be in the actual show). Still loads of swearing in it, though.
Hatton Cross3,562 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
Curious that.
It was obviously slotted in to replace a less family friendly item from the post 9pm version, yet at the end of it Judith (who may I say looks pretty much as she did on her last Tomorrows World show) says the word 'B'stard' (under a minute after the wonderful pay-off from the same word being uttered at the end of the titles of 'Stuff')

Of course, we could start a bit of banter here that says, given the audience make-up and percived intelligence of the average viewer of BBC Four, why just show the post 9pm version - they are hardly likely to go en-mass and complain to Ofcom, I did find it strange that there was a fair amount of swearage left in for something to be shown before 9pm.

Not withstanding, a truly great documentary. Could have done with one of the chair bound tied talking heads to actually walk around the centre explaining what was in that room, and down here is still... etc - just to break up the 'talking head, clip, talking head, steadycam track down corridor, clip from show' nature of the show, but that's just me.

Best quote? Easy - "Just pan down with him, camera 2"
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VMPhil10,403 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
On the Virgin legacy VOD (not IP one on TiVo) iPlayer there were two repeats, one from the first showing on the 17th and then an early morning repeat on the 18th. Strange thing is, the 18th repeat didn't have the last executive credit over the shot of TVC, or the wind noises in the background, just the BBC Productions animation and the BBC MMIX copyright in the bottom centre. But the pre-watershed repeats from this week have returned to what it was like on the original showing. Both recordings on the iPlayer were off-air recordings by the way, as they both had the BBC Four DOG in the corner.

I notice the credits didn't go the by guidelines, which was nice. The static credits meant you could actually read them and the fish eye lens photos were a nice addition. So, what do they go and do yesterday? Use the ECP of course and chop of the credits.
Charlie Wells3,903 posts since 26 Nov 2003 Moderator
Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Of course, we could start a bit of banter here that says, given the audience make-up and percived intelligence of the average viewer of BBC Four, why just show the post 9pm version - they are hardly likely to go en-mass and complain to Ofcom, I did find it strange that there was a fair amount of swearage left in for something to be shown before 9pm.

At a guess the 'pre-9pm' version may be in case they wish to repeat the programme in future on other channels such as BBC2. It wouldn't surprise me if in part due to DQF it gets shown on BBC2, possibly with bleeping of swearing depending on what time it was shown.
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