Published on: 18 July 2013 in Industry
BBC to abolish practice of squeezing credits
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The BBC has announced its intention to cease the much-criticised practice of squashing credits at the end of its programmes.
New DG Tony Hall informed the public of the corporation’s change of heart in an interview published in this week’s Radio Times. Responding to a reader’s accusation that “squashing credits…shows total disrespect for those taking part in the production”, Hall answered: “Well, we’re changing it. It’s the curtain call. You want to make sure that the creative team get their proper bow. So we have got a new way of doing it, starting right away.”
The BBC introduced the new system last Friday (12th July), in which a voiceover informs viewers of upcoming programmes whilst the credits play full screen.
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