30 August 2009

Andrew Marr causes the BBC grief even when he is off air

You have to laugh.  Old Marr is causing real problems for the BBC with his little watched Sunday show.  Last Sunday the BBC schedule listed the show for broadcasting, even though the programmes producers had no intention of transmitting an edition:

A programme controller went down to the studio to check that everything was OK, only to discover to his horror that no one was there at all

A series of panicked phone calls ensued and the controller was informed that Marr and all his colleagues were on holiday. At the last minute it was decided that the only thing that could be done was to go over to the News Channel.

How sad for Andy.  It has taken a week for this news to filter out.  No one noticed that the programme failed to appear last Sunday.  The question is, will anybody notice when the programme does return next Sunday?

Nick Robinson should be summoned at once to bring much needed credibility to the Sunday schedules.

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1 comment:

  1. I'd have loved to have seen the look on that "programme controller"s face when he saw tumbleweed blowing through the studio. A true sphincter-loosening moment.