Filthy, Rich & Catflap
Nice to see UKTV G2 giving this an airing.
But on the first episode tonight, they cut out the entire first scene. This is a great sequence introducing Richie and Eddie, and lasts about two minutes. It's our first introduction to the characters - and it's just gone. FFS. I gave up watching after that - I couldn't trust that the rest of the programme hadn't been fucked about with.
The sad thing is the DVD is edited due to music rights issues; so a TV broadcast is an ideal opportunity to present the show as originally intended.
There's no malice involved. It's just that obviously the people at UKTV don't care about programme integrity - they keep doing this kind of thing time and time again. But I wish, just wish, they actually gave a damn about the programmes they broadcast occasionally.
(Oh, and here's a clue: if you want to have professional presentation, use *one* continuity announcer. Don't just paste together various people's pre-recorded stuff - especially when one voice is a man, and the other is a woman. And the voice changes between sentences of the same programme junction. It just makes you look like a bunch of amateurs.)