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noggin13,794 posts since 26 Jun 2001
For whatever reason, last night's episode is not yet available on BBC iPlayer. Is there some technical or legal reason why it hasn't been uploaded yet? It's usually up within a few hours after broadcast. I missed the show last night. Did something go wrong?


The dogs in the studio had name tags and these have been blurred out on iPlayer. So not anything relating to companies investigated.


I wonder if they had readable addresses on them.
simpfeld153 posts since 25 Jun 2003
Anyone know why the camera crews on Rouge Traders seem to have:

1/ A "gopro" camera fitted to the front of the broadcast quality camera (see 54:37 on Episode 5 of Series 38 on the iPlayer)

2/ The second camera in use by another team member, seems to be a more semipro model. Why not just use two broadcast quality camera?
peterrocket1,334 posts since 5 Sep 2001
Anyone know why the camera crews on Rouge Traders seem to have:

1/ A "gopro" camera fitted to the front of the broadcast quality camera (see 54:37 on Episode 5 of Series 38 on the iPlayer)

2/ The second camera in use by another team member, seems to be a more semipro model. Why not just use two broadcast quality camera?



1) it gives a different angle - useful for edits and interesting cutaways showing the person is being filmed, by showing a camera in shot.

2) because it's cheaper to give a researcher a handheld camera than get a full sized camera and op.
davidhorman2,044 posts since 8 Mar 2005
Channel Channel Islands

1) it gives a different angle - useful for edits and interesting cutaways showing the person is being filmed, by showing a camera in shot.


It's mounted right above the lens of the main camera though, so it wouldn't show the camera in shot, and the angle would hardly be any different.

The only thing I can think of is that it makes it harder for someone to block the shot with a hand - they can block the main lens, or the GoPro, but not both at once.
theoldtapeman33 posts since 16 Jul 2017
Granada North West Today
Did Sophie Raworth and Michelle Ackerley, say she was leaving Watchdog at the end of last series? Because it doesn't seem, like they are part of the presenting team anymore. I think Watchdog was at it's best, presented by Nicky Campbell, Julia Bradbury and Paul Heiney. Anyone else thinks that?
London Lite9,650 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Did Sophie Raworth and Michelle Ackerley, say she was leaving Watchdog at the end of last series? Because it doesn't seem, like they are part of the presenting team anymore. I think Watchdog was at it's best, presented by Nicky Campbell, Julia Bradbury and Paul Heiney. Anyone else thinks that?


I don't think so, but the show is a lot better without Ackerley who is more suited to fluff and Raworth.