Thursday, 3 December 2009

World Cup Draw to get 5 hour build up on BBC

I know that the World Cup is a big deal. I'm going to be pretty glued to it next summer. And tomorrow's draw will allow the anoraks among us to start predicting England's 'inevitable route to glory'.

But does BBC Radio 5 Live really need to devote five hours of coverage to the draw before it even takes place?

According to the BBC website:
BBC Two/online from 1715 GMT, Jonathan Pearce commentating; full commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and live text commentary on the BBC Sport website from 1200 GMT
The draw starts at 5pm for goodness sake (so the TV is missing the first 15 minutes because you can't interrupt Ready, Steady, Cook). Are they really that short of programmes or has the whole world gone Motty Mad.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

They aren't. Five Live is doing their coverage from 5.30. It's only the live text commentary that starts at 12pm. It's a fairly ambiguous sentence, and a bit daft for the text commentary to start quite so early, though I'll grant you.

Anonymous said...

"I know that the World Cup is a big deal."

Not in this household!