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Albert

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Lost In Mexico - BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play
« on: November 24, 2014, 02:02:14 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01rg1gr

Not a bad drama, if I can remember correctly.

I know the BBC is renowned for its repeats and I have to say that sometimes it is nice to hear stuff again, but this one was first aired in March 2013.

Just what, I wonder, is the BBC policy on repeats?

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Re: Lost In Mexico - BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2014, 09:05:14 PM »
No, I remember it too Albert and not a bad two-parter in all.  Not sure what the repeat policy is but 3 out of 5 of this week's plays are repeats sadly.

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Re: Lost In Mexico - BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2014, 11:55:11 PM »
I have nothing against repeats per se, but this one was a bit close. I think it was a good story, a well presented drama indeed, but I kept switching off because it was too familiar. As a result I got mixed up, for example as to which girl was which, and stuff like that. I lost the thread. Perhaps that makes me sound like a stupid old fool (don't worry, I'm still officially middle-aged, ) but I am, I believe, of average or so intelligence and an average or so Radio 4 listener. I like my Afternoon Drama slot.

Are BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play/Drama executives so desperate to fill their afternoon slot with such a new repeat?

I would just like to know why such recent plays are repeated. Who makes the decision?

I can't help getting a feeling these sort of things are decided around the dinner party table or similar.

More wine anyone?


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