... the BBC promises "unrivalled" Olympic coverage. In all there will be 2,500 hours of coverage spanning 25 channels showing every second of Olympic action. BBC 1 will show nothing but Olympics from 6am until 1am, with the occasional break for news. Those looking for their regular installment of EastEnders, Panorama, and Songs of Praise during this period will have to turn to BBC2. Some of the BBC's less popular shows will be "rested".
16 May 2012
Yes I know the Games are important. And a few of the events will be worth watching. But, as usual, the BBC is going completely over the top. The Independent reports: