BBC deluged by complaints over Queen Mother coverage

Ed George edgeorge at usuarios.retecal.es
Tue Apr 2 05:49:49 MST 2002


BBC deluged by complaints over Queen Mother coverage

Claire Cozens and Lisa O'Carroll

Tuesday April 2, 2002

The BBC received more than 1,500 complaints from viewers saying there
was either too much coverage of the Queen mother's death or too many
interruptions to normal programming.

More than 850 viewers protested about the disappearance of normal
schedules on Saturday and Sunday, including the transfer of Casualty
from BBC1 to BBC2 and the corporation's decision to drop Blackadder.

A further 700 complained "there was far too much coverage" - they felt
extended bulletins and documentaries about the Queen Mother's life was
excessive.

<http://media.guardian.co.uk/broadcast/story/0,7493,677683,00.html>

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