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Where is Top Of The Lake?!

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    Posted by emma (U15823060) on Monday, 26th August 2013

    I am 5 programmes in to the 7 scheduled episodes and BBC have decided to take it off iplayer. Is this just a money-making scheme to make you buy the DVD? If so it is disgraceful. They have constantly said to catch up with the programme on iplayer, then take it off before I can. Very annoyed and angry.

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    Posted by thedogcody (U14659366) on Monday, 26th August 2013

    I am 5 programmes in to the 7 scheduled episodes and BBC have decided to take it off iplayer. Is this just a money-making scheme to make you buy the DVD? If so it is disgraceful. They have constantly said to catch up with the programme on iplayer, then take it off before I can. Very annoyed and angry.  A lot of programmes are only available for seven days-there is no conspiracy-nothing like that

    It usually clearly says "available till...."

    This is obviously the case this time.

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    Posted by germinator (U13411914) on Monday, 26th August 2013

    Bad luck Emma, but I expect you can find out what happened next on the original thread www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...

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    Posted by dayraven (U13717520) on Monday, 26th August 2013

    there is no conspiracy-nothing like that 
    My big conspiracy theory is about commercial channels having pushed for a short timeframe on iPlayer availability when it was set up, then offering much longer on their own services.

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    Posted by Geometry_Man (U12739007) on Monday, 26th August 2013

    I am 5 programmes in to the 7 scheduled episodes and BBC have decided to take it off iplayer 

    There were only 6 episodes when it was shown on BBC2, the final one being on 17th. August.

    What is wrong - and what you would perhaps have good grounds for complaining about - is that the BBC website for the programme, with rubbish quality control, still wrongly describes the episodes as being x/7 instead of x/6.

    Radio Times didn't suffer from this error:

    www.radiotimes.com/e...

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on Tuesday, 27th August 2013

    The reason for the 6/7 Geomety Man is that there's also this extra standalone programme

    www.bbc.co.uk/progra...

    From the Bottom of the Lake, the making of Top of the Lake

    An intimate portrait of Jane Campion and her collaborators at work on "Top of the Lake".

    So that's the seventh programmme.

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on Tuesday, 27th August 2013

    Hi emma

    iplayerhelp.external...

    How long are programmes available for on BBC iPlayer?


    In general, programmes are available for up to seven days after their original broadcast. However some programmes may only be available for shorter periods.

    If a programme is repeated during these seven days on one of the main BBC TV channels or radio stations, we normally extend the programme availability. For some TV series, each episode is available for up to seven days after the last episode has been broadcast, as part of Series Catch-Up. We're also currently trialling this for radio. If we offer downloads, you can download previous episodes to BBC iPlayer Desktop, but only the most recent episode will have a 'More downloads' option.

    In addition, some series offer programmes beyond seven days on their websites.

    BBC iPlayer Desktop

    Most TV programmes are available to download from the BBC iPlayer site and are available for seven days. Once downloaded, you have up to 30 days to play the programme, and once played you have up to seven days to finish watching the programme.

    BBC iPlayer on Portable Media Players

    Most programmes are available to download from the BBC iPlayer site and are available for seven days. Once downloaded, you have up to seven days to play the programme.

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    Posted by Geometry_Man (U12739007) on Tuesday, 27th August 2013

    The reason for the 6/7 Geomety Man is that there's also this extra standalone programme

    www.bbc.co.uk/progra...

    From the Bottom of the Lake, the making of Top of the Lake

    An intimate portrait of Jane Campion and her collaborators at work on "Top of the Lake".

    So that's the seventh programmme. 
    Hmmm - I'm not convinced by that explanation I'm afraid Peta.

    It was never described as episode 7/7, it was available on the red button and iplayer well before the series finished, and no "behind-the-scenes" material such as that is ever claimed to be part of the main programme.

    Could it be that the fact that the series was first shown in 7, shorter, parts in some other countries got let in under the radar?

    It wouldn't be the first time the Beeb has got the number of episodes of one of its own offerings wrong. Earlier this year they insisted for some time on the programme website that the second run of 'Prisoners Wives' would consist of 6 episodes, when all other listings seemed to know the truth that there would only be 4.

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    Posted by suegwent (U15819147) on Wednesday, 28th August 2013

    Shame you missed the ending Emma but if it's any consolation, it's bound to be repeated. I kind of envy you if you have to watch some episodes again to recap because it is so good. Hope you manage to stay in ignorance of the ending.
    A word of warning tho' - when they repeat it, they probably won't stack up the whole series on iPlayer so you have to watch all episodes within 7 days.

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on Wednesday, 28th August 2013

    Although if she gets in there and downloads them all, she'll have a full 30 days to watch them...


    BBC iPlayer Desktop

    Most TV programmes are available to download from the BBC iPlayer site and are available for seven days. Once downloaded, you have up to 30 days to play the programme, and once played you have up to seven days to finish watching the programme.

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