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BBC programme ends up in Parliament. NRK disappoints its children’s viewers. NRK’s removal last week of the BBC’s “In the Night Garden” from its regular 17:30 slot has angered many parents. The thought of many tearful – and sometimes lego-throwing – under-twos hasn’t moved NRK Super’s editor, but the broadcaster’s decision has been scheduled t for next week’s parliamentary question time by the Progress Party (FrP).A let-down “NRK is turning their back on the smallest children. They should realise they’ve made a mistake,” FrP’s political spokesman for culture, Ib Thomsen, tells Dagbladet.

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BBC programme ends up in Parliament

Published on Wednesday, 13th January, 2010 at 15:25 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

NRK disappoints its children’s viewers.

Upsy Daisy, Iggle Piggle, Makka Pakka
Upsy Daisy, Iggle Piggle, Makka Pakka
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NRK’s removal last week of the BBC’s “In the Night Garden” from its regular 17:30 slot has angered many parents. The thought of many tearful – and sometimes lego-throwing – under-twos hasn’t moved NRK Super’s editor, but the broadcaster’s decision has been scheduled t for next week’s parliamentary question time by the Progress Party (FrP).

A let-down

“NRK is turning their back on the smallest children. They should realise they’ve made a mistake,” FrP’s political spokesman for culture, Ib Thomsen, tells Dagbladet.

He goes on to say that NRK’s decision doesn’t take account of their obligations to provide programmes for the whole population.

Priorities

But Nils Stokke, NRK Super’s editor, informs the paper they have no plans to reinstate the popular programme; despite the fact he receives daily emails about it.

“We often change our transmission schedules, and needed a break. We’ve now prioritised children between two and four years old, and have a responsibility to provide a broad choice of programmes,” he says.

A parliamentary matter

Meanwhile, Thomsen says he’s now sent a letter to the Labour Party’s (Ap) Minister of Culture, Anniken Huitfeldt, asking her both to look into the matter, and how she proposes to ensure that small children’s pedagogic needs are taken care of.

“She should intervene when (they) let this group of viewers down. We’d like an answer from (her) as to whether or not she feels NRK’s role as an all-round broadcaster also applies to small children.”

There are currently 21,334 Facebook members of the “give us In the Night Garden back” group.

Upsy Daisy.



Published on Wednesday, 13th January, 2010 at 15:25 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

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