I was flicking through the UKTV channels and I couldn't believe they were showing My Family on 2 channels at the same time.
Now that definetely hasn't sold me on subscribing to their pay channels after the free period on virgin ends.
Presumably two different episodes.
Mind you I saw Peter Andre on two different "Christmas Music" shows on the MTV network earlier today so duplication of talent (or not as the case may be, no inference toward Mr Andre with regards to that comment) across channels isn't unique to UKTV.
UKTV is so commercially rammed these days from what it used to be, you now see two internal breaks during repeats of Dad's Army, Fawlty Towers and anything else from the BBC catalogue so the EPG
slot easily stretches to 45 or 50 minutes when the programme only runs for 29 minutes anyway. It only ever used to be one internal break and an EPG slot of 40 minutes for everything.
I think the programmes you're referring to are "special" episodes that ran for longer than 29 minutes, on the BBC
Normally, 29 mins long shows still have their EPG entry on a 40 minutes slot, if not less, sometimes
They really cannot stretch a 29 mins slot for longer than 40 minutes, they still have a 12 minutes of adverts per hour maximum
However, I'm annoyed by their strict scheduling based on the 30/60 minutes, especially when it comes to drama
So many edits, particularly on the likes of W and Alibi
Just run the BBC dramas (59 minutes ca) on a slot 75 minutes long, including ads!