Friday, January 26, 2007

Who wrote this?

It's only tangentially on our patch, but it does have Billie Piper in, and so that's good enough for us.
This morning's Sun reports that there's been a mix-up with Doctor Who DVDs:

SICKENING scenes from horror flick The Texas Chainsaw Massacre have turned up — in a rental DVD of Doctor Who.

So far, so correct.

A manufacturing blunder led to footage of a maniac hacking off limbs appearing midway through an episode seen by hundreds of families.

This is also true - just. The episode has been seen by hundreds of families - although the paper implies that the DVD with the Chainsaw Massacre bit in it has been.

And what's the BBC's reaction?

A BBC spokeswoman blamed a “manufacturing problem” for the “incorrect footage”.

She added: “We apologise for any distress we may have caused. We are doing our best to rectify this problem.”

Which sounds, admittedly, a little lame.

What the Sun neglects to mention is that this error happened in America and only affected Netflix rental DVDs. And rather than offering the implied lame response, TV Shows on DVD points out how quickly and "impressively" the BBC responded.

Still, why spoil a good story with some facts, eh?