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Where is The Crimson Petal and the White?

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  • Message 1. Posted by Lauren321321 (U14861040) on Thursday, 5th May 2011permalink

    Does anyone know what has happened to The Crimson Petal and the White? I missed the final (4th episode) but can't find it on iplayer. Thanks

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  • Message 2. Posted by drhowells (U8852041) on Thursday, 5th May 2011permalink

    Looks like the last episode was broadcast on the 27th April. This was more than 7 days ago, so it has been removed from iPlayer.

    Looks like the DVD is out on the 6th June if that is of any help.....

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  • Message 3. Posted by moondust123 (U13137194) on Friday, 6th May 2011permalink

    I was waiting for the final episode of The Crimson Petal and the White too, but it never came up on iPlayer - I know, because I searched it every day. Surely there must have been 5 episodes in the series - Episode 4 ended with Sugar taking Sophie away - what happened next?

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  • Message 4. Posted by Guv-nor (U7476305) on Friday, 6th May 2011permalink

    The Crimson Petal and the White was always going to be 4 episodes.

    Press Pack www.bbc.co.uk/presso... see paragraph four.

    Broadcast dates www.bbc.co.uk/progra... note 1/4 2/4 3/4 4/4.

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  • Message 5. Posted by Reprobatus (U6722101) on Monday, 9th May 2011permalink

    Is 7 days the usual expiration time for the iPlayer?

    Some programmes seem to hang around for a lot longer. For instance, I note that the first episode of the current series of Doctor Who is still available after over two weeks.

    I was halfway through watching the final episode of the Crimson Petal and the White - if I'd known it was going to disappear so soon I'd have hurried up and watched it sooner smiley - sadface

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  • Message 6. Posted by ummpeter (U14623232) on Monday, 9th May 2011permalink

    I cannot understand how it could only be four episodes. Episode Four was not an ending - we were left hanging. Does this mean there will be series 2? and why don't they tell us?

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  • Message 7. Posted by Guv-nor (U7476305) on Monday, 9th May 2011permalink

    In reply to ummpeter:
    This is a technical board, since iPlayer only follows what is broadcast this is not an appropriate forum for such questions. You may find some solice on the Points of View board and specificall this thread www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2...

    In reply to Reprobatus:
    Seven days is the standard time for availability. With some series the BBC are able to get the rights to allow all episodes to be retained until the final episode expires, seven days after broadcast. Crimson Petal was one such series as I recall. A FAQ on the subject iplayerhelp.external...

    On the normal iPlayer page in the "More Programme Information" section you will find specific expiry dates (This www.bbc.co.uk/iplaye... for 'Atlantis' last night shows Available until 9:59PM Sun, 15 May 2011) note that the date may sometimes only be seven days from the first broadcast even when a repeat takes place.

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  • Message 8. Posted by Reprobatus (U6722101) on Monday, 9th May 2011permalink

    Guv-nor:

    Thanks very much for that explanation. In future, I will have to take more notice of the date on which a programme was originally broadcast.

    As a general point, I think it would be very helpful if it was made clearer for how much longer each programme is going to be available.

    On the 4oD site, for example, "27 days left", "6 days left" or what have you appears right next to the name of the programme, which prevents any nasty surprises...

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  • Message 9. Posted by Guv-nor (U7476305) on Monday, 9th May 2011permalink

    I agree if only because so many people manage to miss it.

    You could make a suggestion via the formal report form as noted here iplayerhelp.external... the actual link to the form is almost hidden click on the words "Contact Us form" to be taken to the form.

    The form appear to be (no it is) a right pain to fill in but the seemingly pointless information has some use I suspect.

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  • Message 10. Posted by Reprobatus (U6722101) on Thursday, 12th May 2011permalink

    Thanks again Guv-nor.

    I've submitted a suggestion using the form in the link you kindly provided.

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