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  • Message 1. Posted by wurzeltree (U14837005) on Sunday, 10th April 2011permalink

    I tried to catch up with Spiral today only to find the first two episodes taken down already. Episodes of The Killing were left on the IPlayer for several weeks. Why not Spiral?

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  • Message 2. Posted by drhowells (U8852041) on Sunday, 10th April 2011permalink

    The Killing was series linked. The BBC are only allowed to series link a certain percentage of programs (I have the figure 40% in my head, but that could be wrong), by the BBC Trust. Looks like this program is not included in that list....

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  • Message 3. Posted by matt (U8621220) on Sunday, 10th April 2011permalink

    Episodes 1 & 2 are still there but it looks like the BBC have forgotten to put the Series Catch-up marker on it which also possibly tells the system to leave it in the search results after its 7 day run.

    Episode 1 - www.bbc.co.uk/iplaye...
    Episode 2 - www.bbc.co.uk/iplaye...

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  • Message 4. Posted by Dave-iPlayerOps (U8437698) on Sunday, 10th April 2011permalink

    They should be back now...

    www.bbc.co.uk/iplaye...

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  • Message 5. Posted by James (U14870354) on Sunday, 15th May 2011permalink

    Almost all of Spiral has suddenly disappeared (again)---despite the programme page promising 1 month left to watch. Please put it back.

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  • Message 6. Posted by matt (U8621220) on Sunday, 15th May 2011permalink

    Hi James,
    The series has finished so expired 7 days after the first broadcast of the final episode.

    Due to repeats, epsiodes 11 and 12 are available for slightly longer.

    Episode 11 expires on Wednesday night at about 11.55pm and Epsiode 12 Expires on Thursday morning at about 12.55am.

    I believe the 1 month left message on the programmes page is an error but the available until dates with the programmes on iPlayer were correct.

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  • Message 7. Posted by keeponkeepinon (U14870453) on Sunday, 15th May 2011permalink

    This is really annoying. Watched eps 1-4 of Spiral, thinking that I had plenty of time to watch the remaining episodes. Then they were pulled from the site. Last night eps 1-4 were available, but 5-7 were not (what is the logic of this?) and now only 11-12.

    Feel totally mislead. What a waste of 4 hours.

    I cant believe that there is a rights barrier for restoring these episodes

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  • Message 8. Posted by inglesina20 (U14870476) on Sunday, 15th May 2011permalink

    I am also really annoyed about this. Just sat down to watch episode 7 only to find they've nearly all gone. I realised that the series was finishing last week so I checked when the episodes would be expiring, in case I needed to download them. They said available until 25 jun so I didn't bother downloading.

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  • Message 9. Posted by Tony_Bhoy (U14870609) on Sunday, 15th May 2011permalink

    very misleading to say the least

    seeing online that so many people have been caught out shows a failing on your part to communicate correctly.

    eposide 1 and 2 still show availble for one month on iplayer

    to extend this for one month from now would create no great problems for you

    why wouldn't you?

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  • Message 10. Posted by matt (U8621220) on Sunday, 15th May 2011permalink

    to extend this for one month from now would create no great problems for you

    Apart from the cost of the extended rights and the BBC Trust rules on how long content can be made available for.

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  • Message 11. Posted by Fiona (U14870699) on Sunday, 15th May 2011permalink

    Hello,

    I have been caught out by this too. After being told about the series on my French class, I was eager to watch them all. Having watched episodes 1 to 6, I was gripped. Then suddenly all the episodes were gone.

    I presumed it was a glitch with the site as I went to watch 7 straight from having watched 6, but now I see they are definitely gone! Even now the website says they are still available, until you click on them that is (that the Spiral BBC4 website, not the iplayer website).

    I would be grateful if the BBC could extend this by just a couple of weeks. It's an excellent series and I'm not regretting coming to it so late.

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