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knack439 posts since 31 May 2010
STV Central Reporting Scotland
Ouch. Barry Davies faded out mid-sentence at the end of his last commentary in order to fit in a Get Inspired promo before an interview with Novak Djokovic in a programme which has another one hour to spare. Not great.


Extremely poor decision. Right as Jack Draper was about to get his trophy presented as well.
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Gareth E (previously bbcsport) 1,936 posts since 23 Jan 2006
UTV Newsline
He was cut off just as he was about to commentate on the boys singles presentation ceremony - they're now showing the highlights of that match, so hopefully Barry will get his closing moment. Albeit on tape.


And in the end, he didnt. Just a brief mention of his final commentary at the end of the programme.

Actually even Sue Barker didn't do a proper sign off before Clare Balding took over for the last few links.
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Brekkie29,992 posts since 4 Jan 2003 Recently warned
HTV Wales Wales Today
Ouch. Barry Davies faded out mid-sentence at the end of his last commentary in order to fit in a Get Inspired promo before an interview with Novak Djokovic in a programme which has another one hour to spare. Not great.

Seems to happen too often now and BBC Sport seem far too keen to squeeze promos (usually for themselves) or short films into breaks in play rather than let viewers enjoy what the BBC is for - uninterupted action - and that action includes being able to enjoy the moments when there is no action.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
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Markymark5,889 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
Ouch. Barry Davies faded out mid-sentence at the end of his last commentary in order to fit in a Get Inspired promo before an interview with Novak Djokovic in a programme which has another one hour to spare. Not great.

Seems to happen too often now and BBC Sport seem far too keen to squeeze promos (usually for themselves) or short films into breaks in play rather than let viewers enjoy what the BBC is for - uninterupted action - and that action includes being able to enjoy the moments when there is no action.


The UHD Centre Court feed was vanilla WBS world feed in the early stages, clutter free, very civilised
Rich Tea434 posts since 16 Apr 2017
Anglia (West) Look East
Ouch. Barry Davies faded out mid-sentence at the end of his last commentary in order to fit in a Get Inspired promo before an interview with Novak Djokovic in a programme which has another one hour to spare. Not great.


Extremely poor decision. Right as Jack Draper was about to get his trophy presented as well .


What a disgraceful decision that was. A Brit worth keeping an eye on for the future, who made a Boys Final at Wimbledon and took it to 3 sets against the top ranked player. At the exact moment of the live presentation in the Royal Box they choose to go away merely because Djokovic happened to be sitting in the studio waiting for a chat with Sue Barker after his own win. There were no time constraints whatsoever and it would have taken nothing more than maybe another 2 minutes to do the decent thing and see Jack Draper get his runners up trophy. I'm sure Djokovic isn't such a diva that he couldn't have waited those extra moments....after all, we had to keep waiting nearly a couple of minutes (okay 33 seconds) between his points during the final when he was bouncing his ball 16 or 17 times per point at times before finally serving.

As has also been mentioned, the BBC seems obsessed with their own self promoting trailers at any opportunity, most of which have no real worth and seem designed just to fill a gap for the sheer sake of it. Today was another good case in point of this insidious trend. It needs curbing.
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japitts111 posts since 18 Dec 2003
HTV West Points West
I think this proves that it was the correct decision to move the tennis from One to Two at 22.30, so that the 'Ten' could go out at a reasonable hour on such an important news day.

I fully endorse all the scheduling changes that the BBC made tonight - I think the right decisions were made in all cases.


A bit late to this thread, but the right choice was made to dump Our Girl entirely, certainly as far as PVR recordings go. An hours wasted recording is annoying, but at least the rescheduled episode should get picked up seamlessly. Much better than the alternatives.