Monday 26 April 2010

The Time of Angels: Over the Rainbow animated trailer coverage

Over The Rainbow AnimationThe broadcast in England of an animated trailer promoting Over the Rainbow during the final moments of The Time of Angels has attracted over 5000 complaints as of Monday afternoon.

Today, a BBC spokesman was quoted as saying:
The trail should not have been played out on Saturday. We apologise to all Doctor Who fans whose enjoyment of the show was disrupted. We recognise the strength of feeling that has been expressed and are taking steps to ensure that this mistake will not happen again.

Media Coverage:
Independent(27th) - BBC 'sorry' for ad during Doctor Who
Popzara(27th) - BBC Apolgizes To Doctor Who Fans For Bad Animated Graham Norton Advert
Daily Mail(27th) - Doctor Who fans in uproar after show's cliffhanger ending is ruined by Over The Rainbow trailer
Press Association(27th) - BBC sorry for ad during Doctor Who
Broadcast [subscription](26th) - Over 5,500 Doctor Who fans complain to BBC
Den of Geek(26th) - BBC issues sort-of-apology for Graham Norton graphic over Doctor Who
IGN(26th) - Graham Norton Ruins Doctor Who
Orange(26th) - How Graham Norton ruined Doctor Who
Seenit(26th) - BBC One should re-show Saturday’s Doctor Who, sans trailers
Seenit(25th) - Suddenly Doctor Who doesn’t seem as important to the BBC
Mirror(27th) - Thousands of Doctor Who fans complain about BBC trailer
Telegraph(27th) - BBC apologises for Graham Norton blooper during Doctor Who
Total Sci-Fi(26th) - Who fans angered by Norton’s face
BBC News(26th) - Thousands of Doctor Who fans complain over Norton trail
Scottish Daily Record(26th) - Sometimes Dr Who fans are their own worst enemy...
Guardian(26th) - BBC apologises to Doctor Who fans after thousands of complaints over programme trailer
CBBC(26th) - Dr Who fans angry about trailer
SFX(26th) - Tweets of the Week
Den of Geek(26th) - BBC issues sort-of-apology for Graham Norton graphic over Doctor Who
The Sun(26th) - Nort now Graham ... Dr Who's still on!
BBC News(25th) - Doctor Who fans angered by trailer for Over the Rainbow
Digital Spy(25th) - Brooker slams BBC for Norton 'Who' pop-up
Digital Spy(25th) - 'Doctor Who' fans angered by pop-up Norton
Den of Geek(24th) - Open letter to whoever put a Graham Norton graphic over tonight's Doctor Who

The offending animation was not shown in all BBC1 television regions, nor on the simulcast HD broadcast. The BBC have made the segment available for viewing:

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