Friday, April 09, 2010

An open letter to the BBC

Dear BBC,

I am curious as to whether or not you have considered returning your schedulers to pre-school for re-training in how to tell the time? To save the trouble please allow me to assist - When the Big Hand is pointing straight up at the number 12 and the Little Hand is pointed at the number 7 that is the time when a programme that is scheduled to start at 7 o'clock is supposed to start.

That means if you're watching one programme and turn over to watch another when the Big Hand hasn't quite reached the number 12 you shouldn't find that such a  programme has already started, run through its opening title sequence, and is partway through talking with any guests they may have.

I more than happy to offer my services to your schedulers in this matter and to teach them such advanced time reading techniques as When the Big Hand is pointing straight down, and When the Big Hand is pointing at a different number.

Yours sincerely


Don B said...

Some members of your Radio 4 Today programme need a little bit of assistance and reassurance about the numbers 7, 8 and 9 and although I am not keen on getting up very early in the morning I would be prepared to sit in alongside them and give them reassuring nods and smiles if you think it would help them in getting it right every time.