"<firstbcast>" field absent

Jeremy Nicoll - ml get_iplayer jn.ml.gti.91 at wingsandbeaks.org.uk
Mon Jun 2 15:17:39 PDT 2014

Robert Snelling <h3q7f at rcs0000.me.uk> wrote:

>Is it just me, or have the BBC changed something? I make use of the
>"<firstbcast>" field...

A bigger problem is that the BBC don't seem to have decided what "first
broadcast" should mean.  

For example I've fetched the files for The Hitchhiker's Guide... recently,
and they all have firstbcast values of 2014 - which is rubbish.  For example


they say that "Fit the Eleventh" was first broadcast on Saturday 17 May
2014, which is wildly wrong. 

Jeremy Nicoll - my opinions are my own.

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