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Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

My husband and I were so disappointed to see due to 'sporting' events that our 'gardening' TV is being put on hold! Its Summer, a key time to garden, what is the BBC thinking! There is so much other repeats on the TV, I am sure they can find a slot on Saturday night..! What a real shame. 



  • andrea3andrea3 Posts: 16


    I think it is disgusting.   We pay so much for our tv licences and with gardening as the UK's leading favourite past time, the BBC take off their one gardening programme for sport.  How many of us are real sport lovers, I can't stand it.   It shows the BBC don't really care .

  • I totally agree, its only 30 minutes of out a whole week of programming. I have never been on a forum but I felt this was a bridge to far, so I registered!  I feel a Anne Robinson letter coming on... showing my age.. not sure who it is now.. feel free to let me know anyone! Maybe there is budget constraints and the 'sport' is just an excuse, who knows but I do know I have an unhappy husband!! What is Monty Don going to do for 4 weeks... and there is no point going over all ground ( no pun intended) when its been and gone! Bring it back!

  • kate1123kate1123 Posts: 2,815

    If you wish to complain to the BBC try here, but no one is listening to usimage

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  • pr1mr0sepr1mr0se Posts: 1,193

    A number of posts has been made on the POV message board.  I doubt that it will make any difference - GW always seems to be dispensible when there is sport to replace it on a Friday night.  The BBC seems to forget that gardeners also pay their TV licence fees.  And half an hour a week surely isn't too much to ask, is it?

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  • GillySGillyS Posts: 1
    My reaction was the same, ...'4 weeks! That's ridiculous - not everyone is interested in sport!'. The BBC is exhibiting a totally dismissive disregard towards its viewers by assuming we all want to watch hour upon tedious hour of sport...bad enough that we have to put up with football night after night and have programmes disrupted. I shall certainly be complaining to the BBC.
  • WintersongWintersong Posts: 2,436

    It's outrageous and I am thoroughly disgusted in the BBC. They have four channels and a red button and our half hour of telly per week gets ditched every time!

    Really BBC, it's NOT funny. Sort it out.


  • Gary HobsonGary Hobson Posts: 1,892
    Wintersong wrote (see)

    .. They have four channels and a red button ..

    During the Olympics, the BBC will be providing TWENTY-FOUR dedicated HD channels, available on Freesat, Sky and Virgin.

    They are packing 2500 hours of coverage into the 2-week slot. More details:

    The BBC can provide air-time and capacity when they want to.

    Presumably GW is being shunted off for the next 2 weeks because of Wimbledon. One could make the case that Wimbldon should be streamed on Red Button channels (I think it is) and those who want to watch continuous coverage should watch it there.

    It's also an opportunity to give Monty and the team a break. The time off might also be an opportunity for them to do some filming in sunny exotic locations.

  • dovetaildovetail Posts: 4

    I'm horrified that GW has been booted off the screens for 4 weeks.With all the rubbish on BBC3&4 what are we paying our license fee for-surely it could have been slotted in somewhere. Come on BBC, get your act together!

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