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It had him and his ilk reaching for their quills, or Alexander Graham Bell's newfangled distance-speaking contraption to voice their utter disgust on a series of wireless programmes that nicely filled in a day's broadcasting for Auntie Beeb.
And the week also saw revelations that Auntie Beeb, the oldest and for most of its lifetime the best public broadcasting outfit in the world, routinely conned the public.
Auntie Beeb's favourite detectives are back with a new side-kick to help them crack crime...
Of course, Auntie Beeb aren't the only ones guilty of whipping up that nauseating phenomenon known as Henmania.
Could Auntie Beeb really not find a one-hour slot for something so important?
Now it looks like Auntie Beeb will be up to her EastEnders in lawyer's letters for the foreseeable future.
It appears that dear old Auntie Beeb has obstinately refused to move with the times.
Like an exhausted prize fighter, Auntie Beeb threw in the towel yesterday - saying they wouldn't be held to ransom to keep the series.
You have to question the judgement behind recreating a cast iron comedy classic while the unsurpassable originals still sit intact in Auntie Beeb's archives.