Dear BBC,

Why oh why oh why oh why oh why oh why did you choose to ruin the dramatic climax of Dr Who with that idiotic promo cartoon for a programme of very dubious value?

Having spent the best part of 45 minutes building up the tension for the best episode of Dr Who for a long while, we reached a truly dramatic final scene.

And up pops a cartoon of the already supremely irritating Graham Norton to inform us that the next programme was Over the Rainbow – the latest high-profile advertising campaign the Beeb is staging for an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.

It ruined the climax of Dr Who for me, not least because (you might have guessed this already), I really cannot abide Graham Norton and I hate reality TV with a passion.

To compound the folly, the BBC then saw fit to plug Over the Rainbow again with a voice over during the final credits and then again before the programme was due to start.

Three plugs for the same awful programme in the space of a couple of minutes.

Are ratings for this latest ALW vehicle that low?

Is our collection attention span so poor that we need so many reminders in such a short space of time?

I can’t believe the writer, producer and director of Dr Who were overjoyed that their carefully crafted episode was soiled in such a nonsensical way.

Don’t do it again.

Your’s grumpily,

P. Groves.

PS: Graham Norton – why oh why oh why oh why oh why oh why oh why oh why oh why oh why oh why oh why oh why oh why oh why…?

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