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Rich Tea504 posts since 16 Apr 2017
Anglia (West) Look East
And no 7.30 show. Back on schedule with The Queen's Palace.

More Twitter-rage in 3... 2... 1...


I'm starting to think the world would be a much better place if twitter was dropped from the schedule of everyone's lives permanently.

No acknowledgement regards the dropping of TOTP 1988 from the continuity announcer on BBC4 at 8pm when the schedule got back on track, or even a confirmation that it will be on later at midnight, which I'm sure it will be. That shows a bit of disrespect to what they know full well is a very loyal BBC4 audience these past 8 years in this time slot for these re-runs.

1988 seems to be having trouble getting properly started. Maybe it's a good thing, trying to put off the dreaded arrival of the appalling Bros for as long as humanely possible.
Steve Williams2,804 posts since 1 Aug 2008
No acknowledgement regards the dropping of TOTP 1988 from the continuity announcer on BBC4 at 8pm when the schedule got back on track, or even a confirmation that it will be on later at midnight, which I'm sure it will be. That shows a bit of disrespect to what they know full well is a very loyal BBC4 audience these past 8 years in this time slot for these re-runs.


That is the price you pay for pre-recorded announcements, on the rare occasions something like this happens. Looks like nobody really had much of a clue what was going on, which is a bit of a shame.

Anyway, the controller of BBC4 has said the midnight repeat's still on, so there you go.
russty_russ138 posts since 17 Feb 2017
Anglia (West) Look East
And no 7.30 show. Back on schedule with The Queen's Palace.

More Twitter-rage in 3... 2... 1...


I'm starting to think the world would be a much better place if twitter was dropped from the schedule of everyone's lives permanently.

No acknowledgement regards the dropping of TOTP 1988 from the continuity announcer on BBC4 at 8pm when the schedule got back on track, or even a confirmation that it will be on later at midnight, which I'm sure it will be. That shows a bit of disrespect to what they know full well is a very loyal BBC4 audience these past 8 years in this time slot for these re-runs.

1988 seems to be having trouble getting properly started. Maybe it's a good thing, trying to put off the dreaded arrival of the appalling Bros for as long as humanely possible.


Well there's a Bros night on BBC Four on the 19th July to enjoy, they were on the Radio 2 breakfast show promoting it the other day.
UKnews838 posts since 26 Apr 2011
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Could not agree more with what you wrote on the other forum James, and I'm a tennis fan.

There are SIX red buttons on the BBC this week, as well as BBC2. So seven channels available right at this moment tonight. BBC4 doesn't need to be made an eighth last minute channel option. No excuses for feeding tennis coverage into BBC4 schedules like this, especially for a mere doubles match in the early rounds. Infatuation with Murray knows no bounds it seems.

Infact to some people I bet that BBC4 is more obscure than pressing the red button in the first place.

There is one broadcast red button stream on Freeview, not six, and I think to claim that BBC Four is more obscure that the red button is a bit much. It also ignores the fact that using BBC Four meant the first hour of the Murray doubles match could be seen in HD by viewers on all platforms.


Taking a step back, “Put him on the f****ng red button” is just another way of saying that a 30 year old repeat should be prioritised over a live sporting event likely to be of interest to far more viewers. (It’ll be very interesting to compare the ratings.) That waiting 4 hours (or at worst the next day if it’s too late) to see that is too much to ask, and it should be prioritised over a major British sportsman making a comeback at the grand slam in their own country, where they’ve had their greatest success. Just consider that for a moment, does all that sound competently unreasonable?

“Infatuation with Murray” - so it’s a problem the British public like to watch him play? Well the BBC must completely ignore that and move his comeback to the red button so the TOTP repeat can go out as scheduled. Doesn’t that start to sound a bit ridiculous? It was unfortunate that BBC Two were showing a very exciting Nadal match that looked as if it might be about to go to a fifth set and continue on for some time. Putting something as high profile as Murray’s comeback at Wimbledon onto BBC Four (not quite significant enough to move to BBC One) was a sensible move.

It’s BBC Four, not the ‘Top of the Pops’ channel. Once it a while things might get displaced. Of course it’s unfortunate that the pre-recorded continuity meant the later showing couldn’t be announced, but my series link has already picked it up, and those who want to watch on iPlayer will have it available. Those on Twitter having a ‘meltdown’ will presumably pick up on that news as well.
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Robert Williams711 posts since 25 Jan 2003
London London
If only they hadn't made the rash decision to get rid of BBC Three, where all the overflowing sport used to go, then BBC Four could have remained a sport-free zone.

I like to call Wimbledon the Japanese knotweed of television.