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Perils of Watching Daytime Television

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    Posted by Cogito ergo Sum (U14745648) on Sunday, 1st April 2012

    Now I don't usually do this because I think there is considerable BANG for your license fee buck on average & I don't actually hold the BBC totally responsible for this because of its tightened budget in these harsh economic times, but in all honesty how many times a week can you possibly show Bargain Hunt and Cash in the Attic? Is there such an insatiable demand for these popular treasure troving shows? Then if you still can't get enough Antique action, there is Flog It! later on in the day. To be fair, I believe the standard of the BBC's daytime output is much higher than the admittedly low bar offered by its commercial rivals. I was wondering if you were deliberately targeting a particular niche viewing public like, maybe, senior citizens or the idle poor? ;-) Don't get me wrong, I don't actually mind these shows in moderation but their presence does seem ubiquitous, especially when you're looking to fill an hour in the schedules.

    Moreover: you do seem to be showing quite a few old matinee films mid-afternoon these days? But far more serious is the drift of your sports department. Once upon a time the Corporation seemed to go out of their way to broadcast all manner of sporting occasions, but there has been a gradual drip-drip of disappearing sport from the schedules: Live Formula 1, IAAF Athletics, the Paralympics, horse-racing...I appreciate that it might be a sacrifice to the rising costs of sporting rights but it seems a rather meek surrender to the inevitable.

    Thank you for your time. TTFN :-)
    P.S. I don't consider myself a BBC-hating Daily Mail reader. :-)

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    Posted by Phil-ap (U13637313) on Sunday, 1st April 2012

    Do you not watch the daytime dramas. Secrets and Words was on last week and The Indian Doctor a few weeks ago.

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    Posted by Harry Stottle (U14718457) on Sunday, 1st April 2012

    I had a 4 day sentence demanding rest in a chair following a minor operation and my movement was seriously restricted. No escape.
    To say daytime TV was tortuous is an understatement but on the positive side it does encourage a more speedy recovery and return to gainful employment.

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