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Anyone know when QI will be on in Wales

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schaferlord
25497.  Fri Sep 30, 2005 3:55 pm Reply with quote

I'm at the Aber University (first year student wahoo in your face "getting a job") and upon hearing from my younger brother that QI was on tonight (been drinking and socialising rather than watching TV) I set up my USB TV card and everything only for it not to be on (they have steptoe and son on for some reason).

Anyone know when I'll manage to get hold of it.

 
Gray
25513.  Fri Sep 30, 2005 5:04 pm Reply with quote

Oh no - can you not pick up BBC2 where you are? That's a terrible shame!

We'll try to find out when it'd broadcast near you...

 
Frederick The Monk
25514.  Fri Sep 30, 2005 5:08 pm Reply with quote

No QI in Wales?

Good enough reason to start a revolution in my book.

 
schaferlord
25531.  Fri Sep 30, 2005 5:38 pm Reply with quote

Oh I get BBC2 Wales in Wales, but one of the few changes in schedule is that they didn't have QI, it might be on next week (I can but hope). It is silly really as the BBC has said it wants to reduce the amount of repeats it has on.[/list]

 
Caradoc
25563.  Sat Oct 01, 2005 7:36 am Reply with quote

schaferlord wrote:
Oh I get BBC2 Wales in Wales, but one of the few changes in schedule is that they didn't have QI, it might be on next week (I can but hope). It is silly really as the BBC has said it wants to reduce the amount of repeats it has on.[/list]


Its not on next week either, In watched edition 2 on BBC 4 but episode 1 has vanished, I will contact BBC Wales later.

 
Okapi
25610.  Sat Oct 01, 2005 5:57 pm Reply with quote

Armando Iannucci once delivered an inspired rant against the sentence which has haunted him since childhood: "And that's except for viewers in Scotland who have their own programme."

The tyranny of the regional schedulers was enough to convert me to Murdoch-worship, whereby in return for 35 a month (oh...and my soul) I get to live in Hertfordshire just by choosing Channel 864.

 
Jenny
25614.  Sat Oct 01, 2005 8:18 pm Reply with quote

As an ex-Watfordian, I question why exactly you would want to live in Hertfordshire.

 
dr.bob
25766.  Mon Oct 03, 2005 9:53 am Reply with quote

Okapi wrote:
Armando Iannucci once delivered an inspired rant against the sentence which has haunted him since childhood: "And that's except for viewers in Scotland who have their own programme."


Yes, that's an ongoing problem for those of us living north of the border.

Apart from the regular nights of Gaelic programmes, which causes a little rearranging, we'll quite often get some stupid football match wrecking the schedules (I'm not a fan of football at the best of times!).

Recently, though, they achieved the zenith of pointless rescheduling. I happened to look at the schedules for BBC2 one night and compared them to BBC2 England. For some reason, where BBC2 England had programme 1 starting at 8pm followed by programme 2 at 9pm, BBC2 Scotland had programme 2 starting at 8pm followed by programme 1 at 9.

I am now firmly convinced that the schedulers have some kind of quota of a minimum number of programmes that they must reschedule each week, whether or not there's a real need to.

 
schaferlord
25804.  Mon Oct 03, 2005 1:39 pm Reply with quote

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I am now firmly convinced that the schedulers have some kind of quota of a minimum number of programmes that they must reschedule each week, whether or not there's a real need to.


Beaucracy gone slightly crazy, not quite mad but its got a nervous flinch and it dribbles slightly while having a derranged look in its eye.

 
Caradoc
25849.  Tue Oct 04, 2005 5:06 am Reply with quote

A response from BBC Wales, therefore those of you with sky should be able to watch it all again.
Who says they don't listen

Thank you for your email regarding 'QI' on BBC TWO Wales.

As the national broadcaster for Wales, we do face additional scheduling challenges compared to the network due to our responsibility to provide additional programming for Wales. Providing these extra programmes means that we have no choice but to move or occasionally cancel network programmes in order to accommodate them.

I am pleased to be able to tell you on this occasion that BBC TWO Wales will be broadcasting the current series of QI. It is provisionally scheduled to begin on the 17th of October at 10 p.m., with episode 2 on the 21st October at 10 p.m. Where our scheduling commitments permit, we will then continue to show 2 episodes per week until we catch up with the network schedule.

I hope this information is of use to you, and thank you again for contacting the BBC.
[/quote]

 
Gray
25852.  Tue Oct 04, 2005 5:51 am Reply with quote

Brilliant! They're obviously getting some strife over it.

 
schaferlord
25853.  Tue Oct 04, 2005 5:57 am Reply with quote

wow they're showing it twice a week and I didn't even have to kidnap any beloved family pets.

 
Jenny
25867.  Tue Oct 04, 2005 8:34 am Reply with quote

If everybody keeps giving them grief if they can't see it, maybe they'll be keen to commission series 4!

 
schaferlord
25935.  Tue Oct 04, 2005 5:09 pm Reply with quote

I dunno if I'd want a 4th series if I won't be able to watch any of it.

Either way I want 26 series one for every letter (and maybe then go for one a number after that)

 
Caradoc
26918.  Fri Oct 14, 2005 10:49 pm Reply with quote

schaferlord wrote:
I dunno if I'd want a 4th series if I won't be able to watch any of it.

Either way I want 26 series one for every letter (and maybe then go for one a number after that)


That will give us 216 hours of TV plus about another 200 of outakes which is 17 days & 8 hours of QI. Of course by then the "a" series will be mostly out of date & will have to be redone. A QI channel anybody?

 

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