BBC's iPlayer loses the plot: ... literally

CJB chrisjbrady at
Tue Apr 14 21:47:23 PDT 2015

Frustrated listeners say the vital last minutes of numerous shows have
been left off versions uploaded to the iPlayer service.

They branded the problem ‘irritating’, ‘annoying’ and ‘frustrating’
and said it was ruining their enjoyment of the programmes.

Shows such as Dad’s Army and Hancock’s Half Hour have all fallen foul
of the problem, which the BBC blames on the system it uses to record

It says the live sections of radio stations cause the start and end
times of programmes to shift, confusing the automatic recording

But this is not a new problem for the corporation and has been on its
radar for at least three years.

It was raised by the BBC’s own Feedback programme in February 2012
but, with the issue still persisting now, listeners have been forced
to again approach the Radio 4 programme, which deals with audience

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