callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,

Little Dorrit: The BBC explains

I complained yesterday evening about the rescheduling of LD and have just received this answer.

We note your disappointment at the changes to the BBC One schedule on 04 December. We raised this issue with BBC One Scheduling, who have responded with:

"Little Dorrit billed on 04 December was replaced in order to show Shannon: The Mother of All Lies: A Panorama Special, following the conclusion of the trial of Karen Matthews and Michael Donovan today at Leeds Crown Court.

The conviction of Karen Matthews and Michael Donovan is to be of huge public interest and we were keen to reflect this by broadcasting this programme.

We're fully aware that making late changes to the schedules can cause disruption and annoyance and we don't take these decisions lightly.

BBC One listings information was updated online and on the electronic listings guides from lunchtime on 04 December as soon as the decision to move the programme was made. There was also an on air announcement alerting viewers to the change in programme billings.

The episode of 'Little Dorrit' can be seen on the Sunday night omnibus at 18.15hrs.

We would like to apologise to those people who were expecting to watch 'Little Dorrit'".

Once again, thank you for taking the time to contact us.

So we have to catch Sunday's omnibus edition. How many people check 'electronic listings' just in case their favourite programme might have been cancelled? I spent a fruitless time yesterday evening looking for just this information.
Tags: bbc, complaints, little dorrit

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