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    Posted by Bethgem (U14263559) on Monday, 12th November 2012

    With Sophie Raworth, every morning for the next four weeks. It is not as bad as the evening version with Anne Robinson & Co. We still get the "Coming Up" and the "More later in the programme" phrases, which are so annoying, but then the beeb thinks we will get used to that - but not me!

    The stupid craze of playing music over dialogue is still with us on there as well. I'm still not used to that.

    I'll watch it, but only as long as I can stand the annoyances in presentation. Usually about five to ten minutes. Muting sometimes helps.

    However, I'm sure they mean well, informing us of the latest scams. We need to know what they are to avoid them if ever we get approached by any. Public Service Broadcasting. Don't have nightmares.

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    Posted by Bethgem (U14263559) on Tuesday, 13th November 2012

    Today one of the stories was about counterfeit items sold on a car boot event and the copyright infringements incurred.

    The next time I see an item with an image of a famous product on it, put there to attract only, and having nothing to do with the famous company, then I will be aware that the seller is breaking the law of copyright. It is a small step, having the knowledge of these things.

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    Posted by gloriamuir (U14866727) on Thursday, 15th November 2012

    Today it was about selling drinks to under age why when a shop is caught doing this the law is being broken by them surely the seller should be arrested on the spot if it is the owner licence suspended if a shop assistant instant dismissal stop pussy footing please Certain people get rich in this country by flaunting the law the ones that abide by it go broke and bankrupt come on seeing is believing no excuses immediate revoke of licence i am sick of the cost under age drinking is costing my family in taxes A change of law now please NOW like yesterday..

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    Posted by megamain (U12800305) on Thursday, 15th November 2012

    "then I will be aware that the seller is breaking the law of copyright."

    But will you do anything about it?

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    Posted by GaryB007 (U3895241) on Thursday, 15th November 2012

    I recorded the first one, just out of interest. I think Sophie Raworth would make a much better presenter on the main programme than Anne Robinson, but then so would just about any other general purpose presenter you care to name.

    The content was mostly stating the bleedin' obvious, so I won't bother watching any more of them, but I suppose it's slightly better than most of the other daytime TV fodder.

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    Posted by Bethgem (U14263559) on Thursday, 15th November 2012

    I agree, it is a lot better than the rest of the daytime stuff we get.

    I am interested in learning ways to stop being short-changed so the feature on the supermarkets' so-called offers was useful. I have begun to notice these myself and just thought it was a one-off mistake and smiled at the obvious non-saver offer I had found.

    But now I learn on this programme that it is happening regularly and deliberately too! Cheek! What is there to gain? As the programme spokeswoman said, something about breaking the law she said, then why do they still get away with it? Why does it take a tv programme to point this lot out?

    Someone needs to get a grip on them.
    smiley - winkeye

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    Posted by Bethgem (U14263559) on Thursday, 15th November 2012

    "then I will be aware that the seller is breaking the law of copyright."

    But will you do anything about it? 

    Err, yes. I would do something about it, but not to discuss it with the seller!

    I would not be authorised to arrest them, or even to give them a warning, but I would drop a word to our local police. And what else can anybody else do?

    Anyway, we don't have a market in our town like the one visited by the tv programme. But nevertheless, we do visit those types of market and boot sales when on holiday and have nothing better to do (rarely) so maybe that is enough.

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    Posted by Green Soap (U899978) on Friday, 16th November 2012


    The content was mostly stating the bleedin' obvious, so I won't bother watching any more of them, but I suppose it's slightly better than most of the other daytime TV fodder. 


    The complaints of WD today are amazing...

    Boohoo, the Internet's going be really expensive on a cruise ship.
    It's like asking how much a Rolls-Royce costs to run....

    My cheapo flight using Avios is isn't as cheap as paying cash
    Yeah, but it's not the same fare bucket, or restrictions...

    Yawn.

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    Posted by dave (U2043922) on Friday, 16th November 2012

    Only one presenter ? Amazing smiley - smiley

    I thought 3 was the minimum these days

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    Posted by Bethgem (U14263559) on Friday, 16th November 2012

    smiley - laugh I am amazed as well. The young lady who reports back, I cannot remember her name, in the studio, seems to stumble on her words sometimes, so perhaps she is nervous. I hope she settles in soon.

    I was amazed to learn about the cost of the flights, though, being not such a bargain using your points up on them and having to pay more. I cannot see how this scheme can continue like that. I must be missing something in the details.

    So, the best loyalty card is the one payng 4p for every £1 spent. I wish they would move into selling food and clothing then! (Not sure if I can mention the name of the shop on here.)

    The cruises and the cost of using the internet is also amazing. How do the organisers of these holidays manage to get away with it? Is not the internet cost described in the brochures?

    The jewellery scams, how long has this been going on? It is good that we are being told about it. Education is the key to knowledge and we should all look out for ourselves with this given information.

    I like the programme, however it would be even better without the noise in the background whenever the narrator is talking on film. Yeah, yeah, the old thing again, bgm! It is annoying, all the time. Oh well, as long as I still watch the programme, why should the producers care?!

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    Posted by Bethgem (U14263559) on Monday, 3rd December 2012

    Really annoying musical noises on the show today. There is no actual benefit of having that while the films are narrated. When the interview starts the music dies off then it's back as soon as the narrator speaks - why? The story about the taxis is a case in point. Other stories are also infected with this.

    It is so frustrating. I cannot follow what is being said. I'm not deaf or hard of hearing - it's just difficult to absorb the information being given due to the excessive added musical noises. All our family find this.

    Oh well, I will be told off if I keep mentioning this topic, so if the BBC don't mind, for the reason of the annoying presentation - and the now grating voice of Rani Price - I have to say I'm Out!

    Thanks BBC for what I have gleaned so far from the programme. A good service, but ruined by the poor presentaion. I'm not watching any more.

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    Posted by Jan-Ann (U14322193) on Tuesday, 4th December 2012

    You won't be told off by other viewers if it's the fashion for noise over programmes is bugging you.

    It will eventually die out but probably by the next generation. Avocardo coloured toilets were all the rage, then the fashion changed back to white, but they, (white), are now appearing at the recycling centre re-use shop.

    Have fun.

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    Posted by Bethgem (U14263559) on Tuesday, 4th December 2012

    Thanks, Jan-Ann, I will have a lot more fun doing something else instead of sitting watching this programme. I wish the next generation lots of luck. And yes, the green coloured bathroom suites of the past were the in thing. But hey, they are out now. Thank goodness.

    I suppose the white ones you have seen in the re-use shop were the older design. Not changed for being white but just for having two tap holes instead of the now in-fashion single tap hole ones. What will they think of next? Personally, I much prefer the two tap hole ones myself.

    I didn't watch the programme today. I sat and wrote out Christmas cards instead. There. I can do other things...!

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    Posted by henryhallsdanceband (U1639084) on Wednesday, 5th December 2012

    With Sophie Raworth, every morning for the next four weeks. It is not as bad as the evening version with Anne Robinson & Co. We still get the "Coming Up" and the "More later in the programme" phrases, which are so annoying, but then the beeb thinks we will get used to that - but not me!

    The stupid craze of playing music over dialogue is still with us on there as well. I'm still not used to that.

    I'll watch it, but only as long as I can stand the annoyances in presentation. Usually about five to ten minutes. Muting sometimes helps.

    However, I'm sure they mean well, informing us of the latest scams. We need to know what they are to avoid them if ever we get approached by any. Public Service Broadcasting. Don't have nightmares. 
    They think that we have the attention of a goldfish and if there is an item that doesn't 100% fascinate us then we'll turn over. Displays a pretty low opinion of their audience.

    Though in truth I find it worse when they do it on the News - in fact it's wrong as they are by implication portraying the News as an entertainment programme. In effect saying 'this next bit might be a bit boring or upsetting for you but hang in there as we have the following REALLY GOOD stuff coming'. In fact the 'good stuff' is more often than not the trivial or human interest magazine-type stuff which often doesn't merit being 'news' in any case, when the boring or difficult stuff is the real news.

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    Posted by Bethgem (U14263559) on Wednesday, 5th December 2012

    Exactly! You got that right. I have often thought the same as you about the news presentation style.

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