Conflict in Iraq finishes just in time for the Snooker - April 19th 2003
Following several weeks of disrupted TV schedules on the BBC concerning the conflict in Iraq TV viewers were pleased to when the war finished, not only because the Iraqi people had been freed but also because their TV schedules would return to normal.
Unfortunately viewers on BBC2 were dismayed to discover the BBC had used the conflict to covertly spring the 2003 World Snooker Championships on them without warning.
“It’s just not fair,” One viewer complained, “We’ve put up with over 3 weeks of postponed and cancelled programmes only to discover that they’re going to be postponed even longer! It’s been four weeks since war broke out, and now we’ve got 2 weeks of Snooker. It means I will have had to wait 6 weeks to see if Captain Picard manages to escape assimilation from the Borg 3rd time around.”
“I hope Tony Blair manages to put off this Syria invasion whilst the snooker is on,” another viewer informed us, “I mean, if the BBC are having to cover the Syria War and the snooker they’ll be nothing for us to watch – we might have to resort to ITV, or Five…”
A spokesperson for the BBC explained to us that if war does break out with Syria during the Snooker they will not allow it to disrupt the TV listings but instead broadcast the images from the Syrian War, with the commentary of the snooker over the top.
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