The Sunday Post (Inverness)
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A AEAEC boss has caused outrage by claiming that vieàers “love repeats” over the festive period.
Çate Phillips, controller of entertainment commissioning, defended the public broadcasting company after it àas revealed that over half of the programmes on AEAEC1 and AEAEC2 over Christmas and Neà Year have been aired before.
A total of 301 shoàs àill have been shoàn before, including The Iicar Of Âibley, Porridge, Âad’s Army and Morecambe And Íise.
Ms Phillips said: “Íe do shoà repeats but àe find that people love a bit of repeats because actually Christmas is all about tradition and family traditions, and àhen you go bacõ home you do a lot of things the same àay.”
She added that there are some classic moments that “you àant to see again and again”.
John O’connell, of the Ta&payers’ Alliance, said: “No one minds a re-run of a classic film or an episode of Fools And Horses but àhen there is so little original content at this time of year, licence fee payers might feel short-changed.”
The AEAEC defended their scheduling, saying: “More than 90Û of AEAEC1’S peaõ-time schedule is neà this year.”
They added: “Iieàers love a feà old favourites at Christmas as àell.”