Friday, March 31, 2006

Tales of the FATLAD

BBC NI had this programme on on Wednesday and I wrote to them about its title. When we were at school the acronym for the six-counties was FATDAD - Fermanagh, Antrim, Tyrone, Down, Armagh & Derry. But the Beeb seem to have substituted Londonderry for Derry. I emailed their comment adress and got back this response: " Thank you for your e-mail regarding 'Tales of the Fatland'. I understand you have concerns that the programme was inappropriately named. However, the name of the programme is 'Tales of the Fatland' and not 'Tales of the FATLAD' as you suggest. Nevertheless, please be assured that your comments and suggestions have been fully registered and added to our daily audience log. This is an internal document that is made available to all BBC staff, including the 'Tales of the Fatland' production teams and Senior BBC Management. Once again, thank you for taking the time to contact us with the strength of your concerns. Regards Paul Kettle BBC Information" However if you go to the BBC listings for next Wednesday (on the BBC site) you see the program is called "Tales of the Fatlad" : Fatlad 1 Fatlad 2 What can I say !

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