Gardeners World program

I thought I wld watch Gardeners World on Iplayer as its finished on tele now but they have all gone Why? Now its dark and cold  it wld be a great time to be able to watch the programs as alot of the time im too busy in the garden to watch them on television. Maybe gardening programs shld be put on in winter when everyones stuck in the house.



  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    Similar discussion here recently that might be of interest

    There are some odd gardening programmes on in the winter-but the fact that you are inside rather tells its own story

    You could always record some programmes to watch again or buy some old videos/dvds?


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,088

    I'd love to see summer gardens through the winter. I don't want to see someone else's mud and fog or presenters getting cold and wet. I want summer gardens indoors when there aren't any outside.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,523

    Well,we have to go on the BBC Feedback programme website and tell them.



    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,088

    Good idea

  • Gary HobsonGary Hobson Posts: 1,892

    The original question, asked by the original poster, is why have editions of Gardeners World been removed from iplayer.

    For example, you cannot watch the latest episode, broadcast on 9th November. Or indeed any episodes.

    But most of this year's programs were available on iPlayer just a few weeks ago. I actually looked through many early programs about a fortnight ago. I was looking for the old episode of Monty's dog catching a potato, and I found it.

    Someone has actually pulled the plug on those programs, for some reason, within the past few weeks. There is more to this than meets the eye. image

  • galestgalest Posts: 59

    Exactly my point WHY have all the programs gone that were on iplayer the other week? Half of what we watch on television these days is repeats and the one thing id be quite happy to watch again is nowhere to be seen.and probably never will be.

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

    ...and probably never will be.

    I think that probably never will be may be a clue to the reason.

    My guess is that the BBC would like to monetise their vast library of material, and GW is a good example of a program series that has value. One way to monetise programs is to sell them on DVDs. Perhaps, more importantly, new products such as YouView enable viewers to see selected programs from the BBC's library on demand. Exactly how the BBC plays this remains to be seen.

  • galestgalest Posts: 59

    Well considering how much money the BBC rake in from their viewers each year in licence fees I think its about time they put on what we want to watch and not what they want us to watch. They must have thousands of episodes of GW whats wrong with showing some from years back theres probably alot more interesting stuff on them than there is on the ones we see of late.

  • Gary HobsonGary Hobson Posts: 1,892

    Many of the old series of GW have been reshown, several times, on premium satellite channels. That was one way in which the BBC could get some revenue from them.

    Several of Geoff Hamilton's series, and some of Monty's, such as 80 Gardens, and Italian Gardens, are also available to buy on DVD.

    If the BBC can make a charge, for something that people want to see again, then they will.

  • We've had endless repeats of Only Fools and Horses so why not Gardeneres World especially the Geoff Hamilton ones. I do have some of these on DVD, didn't pay a fortune for them though, only £1 at a car boot sale heehee!image 

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