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  • Message 1. Posted by si (U14848272) on Wednesday, 20th April 2011permalink

    iwas half way through catching up on this series as id been away .i didnt download the episodes as the whole series was on line and now i find the whole series has vanished and i wont now see the last two ever episodes.c4od dont do this so why do the bbc? this is more for the attention of the beeb mandarins than other postees but if you feel the same please let them know.

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  • Message 2. Posted by matt (U8621220) on Wednesday, 20th April 2011permalink

    Hi Si,
    The final episode of this series was broadcast on Monday 11th April so the whole series expired 7 days later on Monday 18th.

    4oD use advertising on their site to make extra revenue which they can then spend on buying longer availability rights.

    The BBC doesn't have this extra revenue stream so the rights that they can afford to buy are restricted.

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  • Message 3. Posted by si (U14848272) on Wednesday, 20th April 2011permalink

    thanks for you prompt reply matt but it doesnt really explain why the first episode was up for tten weeks but the last four for 4 weeks or less ,and the beebs revenue stream from the license is much superior to c4s and is our money so cost isnt really an issue as its one of the top rated shows

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  • Message 4. Posted by matt (U8621220) on Wednesday, 20th April 2011permalink

    If a programme is series stacked, all episodes become available after broadcast and stay available until 7 days after the first broadcast of the final episode.

    In a 6 part series for example, Episode 1 would be available for 7 weeks, Episode 2 for 6 weeks etc and episode 6 would only get 7 days availability.

    These have always been the rules for series stacking since it was introduced to iPlayer.

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