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picard421 posts since 2 Jun 2016
Watched this weeks episode, I was at times speechless.

It was one of the poorest shows on the BBC at times, especially the part with Steph Mcgovern (no reflection on her).

I don't know what was worse, the presenter talking at a TV in the fake video conference, or the dire graphics jumping out of the iPad screen.

It was like a programme for kids.

BBC, if you can't be bothered, just axe it. Please god.
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London Lite9,652 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Steph McGovern was poorly prepped on her broadband piece. Some of the 'advice' was dire to say the least.

They really need a pit bull to interview the company reps, instead Sophie Raworth was a bit too nice with her hockey sticks public schoolgirl delivery.

While I think Matt and Sophie have some good chemistry, I'd like to see Steph move up to lead presenter with Matt. She's got the experience of interviewing business people, while making it accessible to consumers on Breakfast.
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ttt351 posts since 15 Aug 2015
Sophie Raworth? Steph McGovern? Eurgh. The BBC are getting more like ITV every day with presenters appearing on absolutely everything. One more programme I won't be bothering with.


Is there anything you ACTUALLY like about television?


You say that, but the responses after mine haven't exactly been complimentary about these two presenters have they?
Johnr370 posts since 6 Apr 2004
Is Rogue Traders running out of rogues to feature? This series they've just seemed to focus on pressure selling and last night featured a 'catch up' with previous rogues which they do usually do but towards the end of a series rather than right in the middle of one!

Matt seems to have taken more of a lead role especially this series so it sort of looks a bit out of place now too, and is it really worth all the effort when after all their efforts the rogues get off with a suspended prison sentence and loss of license?

They could still mention rogues as part of the show but cut out a lot of the filler
London Lite9,652 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Is Rogue Traders running out of rogues to feature? This series they've just seemed to focus on pressure selling and last night featured a 'catch up' with previous rogues which they do usually do but towards the end of a series rather than right in the middle of one!

Matt seems to have taken more of a lead role especially this series so it sort of looks a bit out of place now too, and is it really worth all the effort when after all their efforts the rogues get off with a suspended prison sentence and loss of license?

They could still mention rogues as part of the show but cut out a lot of the filler


One of the catch-up Rogue's was held back due to a court trial, so may have been the opportunity to show that 'best of' alongside the other ones featured.

Personally, I'd like to see Rogue Traders return as a stand alone show for 8x30.
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Larry the Loafer5,338 posts since 2 Jul 2005
Granada North West Today
The jet washer and brick attack on their crew last night was quite something. Nasty stuff


I remember watching that when it was first aired and was convinced somebody was going to be hospitalised. Even considering when Matt was nearly hit by a rogue's van, and the time a rogue threw a bottle of his own urine at him, I think that's the closest Matt probably ever came to fearing for his life. I have a ton of respect for what he puts himself through at times, as well as the crew.
_Tom_ (previously T0M) 366 posts since 25 May 2015
Granada North West Today
Over the past week I've been watching clips of the Australian show The Checkout (it's addicting- oddly) and it's basically what you'd get if you combined Watchdog and Supershoppers and sprinkled a bit of Aussie comedy on top. A localised probably go down a treat - perhaps as a watchdog replacement Wink