iPlayer Tags 'shortened' v.v 'original'
chrisjbrady at gmail.com
Sat Sep 19 04:21:07 EDT 2020
I'm trying to rationalse what's going on in Brit. comedy re-airings on
iPlayer. Judging by the rubbish that goes under the name of 'comedy'
today how dare they mess with our old-time classics.
This year and last year the Beeb has been re-airing series 8, 9 and 10
of the Navy Lark at 320 kbps. Previously all we had were poor versions
at 64 kbps.
However bearing in mind the increasing left wing PC bias of the Beeb,
so many Brit classic comedy programmes have had the tag ' shortened'
in the metadata. This nonsense started in about 2019. Why?
Hancock, I'm Sorry ..., Ken Dodd, Steptoe, Harry Worth, Yes Minister,
are only a few of many others affected. All have random episodes that
have been tagged 'shortened'
Here are examples from The Navy Lark:
14/02/2019 20:32 72,104,643 The Navy Lark - S07E03 -
15/02/2019 00:58 72,587,480 The Navy Lark - S07E05 -
27/02/2019 15:23 71,904,930 The Navy Lark - S07E07 -
29/03/2019 18:13 71,462,532 The Navy Lark - S07E09 -
29/03/2019 18:14 71,583,260 The Navy Lark - S07E10 -
09/05/2019 14:02 68,407,730 The Navy Lark - S08E03 -
09/05/2019 14:01 68,729,516 The Navy Lark - S08E04 -
16/05/2019 13:51 68,086,410 The Navy Lark - S08E05 -
23/05/2019 14:06 68,448,179 The Navy Lark - S08E06 -
31/05/2019 14:13 69,654,487 The Navy Lark - S08E07 -
07/06/2019 15:45 71,189,112 The Navy Lark - S08E08 -
21/06/2019 14:39 79,580,157 The Navy Lark - S08E10 -
02/07/2019 15:13 67,885,818 The Navy Lark - S08E11 -
All of the other eps aired from S08/09/10 have been tagged 'original'
- which is obvious.
But what is going on?
Cheers - CJB
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