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The Very Remarkable David Coleman

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  • Message 1. Posted by Tim (U14851729) on Friday, 6th May 2011permalink

    Is there any particular reason the documentary about David Coleman is not available on iPlayer ? It was not convenient for us to watch it on Tuesday, so we decided to wait until the weekend and watch it on iPlayer, only to find it has not been posted. This is very disappointing, and only serves to enhance the impression that Coleman was out of favour at the BBC when he left, and to an extent still is. Does the BBC not really regard him as "very remarkable" ?

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  • Message 2. Posted by Guv-nor (U7476305) on Friday, 6th May 2011permalink

    As a guess I suggest that the number of sport related clips will be the reason. Lots of sport is not available on iPlayer the same with sport related programmes like 'A Question of Sport' which never gets on iPlayer.

    The underlying reason being the sports themselves and being only interested in the money not the fans.

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  • Message 3. Posted by truman (U14142618) on Saturday, 7th May 2011permalink

    I too am very disappointed about this.
    Have just sat down to watch this and found it unavailable to see.

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  • Message 4. Posted by matt (U8621220) on Saturday, 7th May 2011permalink

    You should check in advance to see if a programme is due to be available on iPlayer if you really don't want to miss it.

    Then you can make other arrangements to record it yourself if it's not going to be available.

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  • Message 5. Posted by truman (U14142618) on Saturday, 7th May 2011permalink

    Yes, thank you for this.

    Next time I find a programme I have missed, I will check to see if see if its available on iPlayer before coming on here to comment!

    Maybe a reason why its not being shown would be more helpful.

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  • Message 6. Posted by drhowells (U8852041) on Saturday, 7th May 2011permalink

    Guv-nor gave the most likely reason above. The BBC rarely respond on these forums, so that is the best (and probably correct) answer you are likely to have.

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