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Not really a problem for me as such, but some nights from 3 o'clock there are schools type programmes on Radio 4 digital replacing World Service. I can switch over to World Service of course but tend to forget to switch back if I wake up when the Today programme is on. : A very 'first world problem' I suppose. :D

A few years ago the DG said this would stop, and it did for a year - but then came back.

I don't know why they do it though. Decades ago Primary school teachers would set up timers and cassette recorders to catch these things, but they will all be available for internet download these days. Maybe it is a licensing thing - so they have to be played on-air for some odd reason?? :confused:

Just puzzles me. :)

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BBC has a thing about kiddies doesn't it? :)


I can understand the record thing. Same with the Open university, but no need for that these days

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I've never seen these :confused:
I used to enjoy the schools type programmes on BBC and C4 when I was a kid, on C4 they had the music and ticking clock :D
Also I remember on BBC2 (?) they had a programme which retold old Norse stories which had subtitles (for deaf/hard of hearing I guess) :)

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diablo wrote:Not really a problem for me as such, but some nights from 3 o'clock there are schools type programmes on Radio 4 digital replacing World Service. I can switch over to World Service of course but tend to forget to switch back if I wake up when the Today programme is on. : A very 'first world problem' I suppose. :D

A few years ago the DG said this would stop, and it did for a year - but then came back.

I don't know why they do it though. Decades ago Primary school teachers would set up timers and cassette recorders to catch these things, but they will all be available for internet download these days. Maybe it is a licensing thing - so they have to be played on-air for some odd reason?? :confused:

Just puzzles me. :)


Yes, it's a licencing thing. I read somewhere (can't remember where) that a lot of these programmes have catch up rights, which differ from online rights in that they have to be broadcast first. They are then allowed to be on catch up for 7 days/1 month or whatever. A bit daft really.

Same thing happens on TV. You often find stuff appears on iPlayer that was made years ago, has been repeated and so appears for a month. It then vanishes until the next repeat.

I wonder if these programmes are on all of R4's outputs? Maybe see if DAB, FM and LW are all carrying them.



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