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Caligari
1105027.  Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:36 am Reply with quote

No Ladies and Gents XL?

 
CharliesDragon
1105028.  Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:02 am Reply with quote

It was pushed off the schedule because of snooker, but it is filmed and ready to go if they can find a slot to put it into.

 
Zziggy
1105035.  Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:09 am Reply with quote

CharliesDragon wrote:
It was pushed off the schedule because of snooker

Outrageous.

 
nitwit02
1105324.  Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:11 pm Reply with quote

Infuriating.

 
Caligari
1105335.  Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:17 pm Reply with quote

I'm at a loss as to why there's a shorter version anymore. It's just that much extra effort for the editors, who have to do their work twice. We've had the XL for so many series that I'll admit I'm spoilt now; I like my full snootful of QI.

 
CharliesDragon
1105344.  Sat Dec 13, 2014 2:30 am Reply with quote

I've been thinking the same thing, especially as the 30 minutes version feels more and more like a highlight reel. In the earliest series when there was only a 30 minutes episode and for a few series after that they were good at including a lot of banter alongside the facts, now it feels more like they're rushing through it and cutting out most of the banter, and it's the XL version that really delivers the whole QI experience.

 
Caligari
1107758.  Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:49 am Reply with quote

5 April 2015 bloody L...

 
Caligari
1118443.  Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:17 pm Reply with quote

Yay! That's one mssing XL down, just two more to go. Come on, Beeb, I know you can do it!

 
bobwilson
1118446.  Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:02 am Reply with quote

You're missing the point. The reason for the cut down version is to keep employing people - it's the old argument of solving unemployment by paying one group of people to tip up all the bins so that you can pay another group of people to clear up the mess afterwards.

Of course, in an ideal world we'd simply have the XL version broadcast at a regular time on a regular night - but then we'd have to justify all the "unemployed" editors, controllers and so on.

Still - look on the brightside. It keeps them off the streets, stops them mugging old ladies.

 
Caligari
1118603.  Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:12 pm Reply with quote

I'm sure it's so when they show the episode later in the season, there'll be some new content and it's not just a rerun, so people will want to watch.

They do the XL version first and edit down from there to make the Lite version, so I guess it isn't really twice as much work to do two versions, just maybe half again as much.

So that frees up more of their time and they can get a few old lady muggings in.

 

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