One of my biggest rants, for as long as I can remember, has been about the way TV companies treat end credits. For years, they've been squashed and made unreadable as the companies insist on advertising other programmes through them, including voice overs meaning that we can't hear the music either.
Ones like this aren't quite as annoying, because at least by placing the advert on top of the credits, you can still read the text:
Why does this annoy me?
- With TV shows, you often get guest appearances that leave me thinking "ooh, I wonder who that was, I recognise them", but it's not always as simple as just looking them up on imdb.com, because often TV series cast lists are miles long. So, squishing the cast list into a tiny box means that I can't read it, and I then have to trawl through the list for the entire series!!
- I often love the music that is used during the end credits, and funnily enough, I'd really like to be able to hear it, rather than listen to some idiot who thinks he's being helpful, telling me what's on next week!
- There are a lot of people that work on programmes - and films - who aren't the cast or the Director or any of the other well-mentioned individuals, but people who work the cameras, or even make the tea, and generally put a lot of work into what they do, but by squashing the credits, they get forgotten and I think that's both sad and a bit disrespectful.
What do you think?
Do you think the BBC should stop squashing the end credits completely, or do you agree with the BBC and find them useful?
We'd love to hear your thoughts :)
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