iPlayer Tags 'shortened' v.v 'original'
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Sat Sep 19 05:10:01 EDT 2020
The BBC is almost certainly removing the parts of the episodes that
may upset listeners of a certain persuasion,
"First they came for the statues, but I was not a statue so I did nothing..."
On Sat, 19 Sep 2020 at 09:26, Chris Brady <chrisjbrady at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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