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UKnews834 posts since 26 Apr 2011
TV Forum, where you can obsess about a font as if it's the most important thing ever, but don't even think about being annoyed about a presenter keeping episodes of a TV show off the air because that's makes you a sulky entitled obsessive with a big ego.

Yes, yes it does - because is not just ‘being annoyed’. The way it’s been talked about it shows a sense of entitlement which is ridiculous and tramples all over the right of that individual (and perhaps a clause in their contract) to request those programmes are not shown again, one which should be respected, especially now they are no longer with us.
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james-20015,058 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
When I'm physically sending emails to the BBC and hounding Sarah Greene on social media demanding they show the episodes, neither of which I've ever done, maybe that's when I become genuinely "entitled".

Otherwise I guess I should just go back to being upset, angry and having sleepless night about the tinest details of reith instead.
bilky asko5,495 posts since 9 Sep 2006
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When I'm physically sending emails to the BBC and hounding Sarah Greene on social media demanding they show the episodes, neither of which I've ever done, maybe.

Otherwise I guess I should just go back to being upset, angry and having sleepless about the tinest details of reith instead.


One is the BBC respecting the wishes of a dead man no longer wishing to be associated with a show first hosted by the UK's most prolific paedophile, and you being annoyed about the BBC daring to do so.

The other is a large font project that some geeks have been anticipating.

There's no comparison.
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Rich Tea482 posts since 16 Apr 2017
Anglia (West) Look East
TV Forum, where you can obsess about a font as if it's the most important thing ever, but don't even think about being annoyed about a presenter keeping episodes of a TV show off the air because that's makes you a sulky entitled obsessive with a big ego.

Yes, yes it does - because is not just ‘being annoyed’. The way it’s been talked about it shows a sense of entitlement which is ridiculous and tramples all over the right of that individual (and perhaps a clause in their contract) to request those programmes are not shown again, one which should be respected, especially now they are no longer with us.


Some might say that this issue suggests Mr Smith had a rather large sense of entitlement himself.
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Steve in Pudsey10,165 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Arguably any ire should be directed to the BBC for historically using short sighted talent contracts that make it difficult to use the archive some decades later.

Or that the BBC hasn't chosen to give the episodes it can't show in full a TOTP2 style treatment to get at least show the performances.
Write that down in your copybook now.
tightrope781,110 posts since 29 Dec 2005
UTV Newsline
Arguably any ire should be directed to the BBC for historically using short sighted talent contracts that make it difficult to use the archive some decades later.


Actually no. You can’t retrospectively blame the BBC for not foreseeing the digital television age when they signed contracts with presenters etc 30/40 years ago. That’s a ludicrous suggestion.
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james-20015,058 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
A few posts on an internet forum is a "ridiculous sense of entitlement"?

It's a bit more than that. It's been a continual whinge for years. People have hassled his widow over it


As long as you understand I'm not one of those who have hassled his widow, and have always condemned the people who did, or ever contacted the BBC over the issue, before you call me an "entitled obsessive". Because the way some people here have had a go at me, you'd think I'd been sending those aggressive tweets to Sarah myself.

And as if plenty of what's posted on this forum by others doesn't count as a "continual whinge". Christ, this is a forum made up of obsessives.
TIGHazard475 posts since 3 Jan 2014
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Arguably any ire should be directed to the BBC for historically using short sighted talent contracts that make it difficult to use the archive some decades later.


Actually no. You can’t retrospectively blame the BBC for not foreseeing the digital television age when they signed contracts with presenters etc 30/40 years ago. That’s a ludicrous suggestion.


Weren't the BBC and the IBA due to get a number of extra channels on satellite each back in the late 70's? And they couldn't use licence fee funds for commissioned programmes.

Of course, those channels ended up being given to BSB later on.

But if the BBC had kept hold of them what would they have been filled with? Surely there would have had to be been repeats of existing shows, and the talent contracts would have to mention this.
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