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dont you just love it?

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Bobtanian Report 28 Jan 2014 22:32

when a program, previously on BBC, lasts for an hour............
then when it gets on freeview...........10 minutes program, 10 minutes adverts it drags on for two tedious hours!!
silent witness,

in this instance

Staffs Col

Staffs Col Report 29 Jan 2014 07:11

I get loads of things done in the ads and not miss a thing though :-)

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 29 Jan 2014 08:43

We record them and then fast forward when the adverts come on


AnnCardiff Report 29 Jan 2014 09:45

that's what I do Shirley :-D


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 29 Jan 2014 09:59

The power stations use the TV guides to calculate when there will be power surges - they can guarantee that people will pop off to the loo (switching on the light) or putting the kettle on during the ads or at the end of a popular programme.

A 60 min programme on a commercial channel is reduced to 45 mins once you've fast forwarded through adverts and trailers.


DazedConfused Report 29 Jan 2014 12:22

Even the hour on BBC original will probably only be around 50 mins. Take out starting credits, findal credits and the fillers (car driving atmospherically around or people just walking moodily).

This is why I record ALL the programmes I watch, I hate filler pages in books and even more so on telly!


JustJohn Report 29 Jan 2014 13:15

I never watch anything live now. It is so much easier to fast forward.

If you watch Dickinson's Real Deal the following day and fast forward through the ads and the stupid competition (is our Queen a. Elizabeth b Mary c Waynette - calls may vary but will exceed £1.50) you get about 20 minutes of a very good programme.

You can also replay those highlights when David comes in and gives his expert advice to the buyer and seller and then glides gracefully out of camera shot with that smug "I am a rich and extremely clever little sausage" etched into his bronzed wrinkles. :-) :-)


Potty Report 29 Jan 2014 14:49

Downloading from I Player removes the adverts to save all the fastforwarding.