They do this with "Have I Got News for You", and "Have I Got a Bit
More News for you". I agree it's pointless and annoying, particularly
as the content of this show is topical and the version they broadcast
first is the shorter one.
On Fri, 1 Dec 2017 17:48:01 -0000, "Brian Gaff"
No they are extended interviews in Inside Science for example.
Also is this not what I said? It seems odd to me to have two versions of
the same show.
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On 01/12/2017 09:59, Brian Gaff wrote:
I don't know if this also happens on TV but recently say in the last 6
months or so when listening to certain radio programs, on R4 mainly
live or on I player, you hearer, for an extended version of this
download the podcast of this program.
If they consider a longer version good enough, why not simply broadcast
and make the programme longer? There already lots of repeats on R4 and
would seem to be mostly pointless if you can get the content on the I
but now you have the added complexity of having to hear it all again on
the podcast to find the extra they did not put in the programme.
What's the matter with podcasts? You can download them automatically and
listen to them whenever you want to without having to record them. Also,
the extended parts are usually stuff for enthusiasts only, like the bits
at the end of In Our Time or the intro and outro parts of Click.