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Bake off only for age 16+?!!

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grassseedy Fri 22-Sep-17 19:58:26

Watching the bake off last night with my kids, 8 and 6 on catch up. The annoying thing about it all now it's on c4 is that you obviously have to watch the adverts. No worries, we're all sitting there in our PJs with our Jamie dodgers.

Second advert break in comes an advert for 'snowman' film. Now, let me update you if you don't know what I mean, it's not the one we are all familiar with in this house (walking in the air!), oh no, it's a new film, focussing apparently on the story of bodies being found in the snow, headless. The advert is not subtle, and is not short. My kids eyes were out on stalks. angry

So I emailed c4 to let them know this wasn't the best. They just got back to me - apparently watching anything on demand is only for 16 year olds or older, so they reserve the right to show anything they like.

What do people think? I thought bake off was a 'family show'? Won't be watching it again with my kids, well done c4...

MongerTruffle Fri 22-Sep-17 19:59:53

It is true that you have to be 16 or older to watch C4 on demand.

xyzandabc Fri 22-Sep-17 20:00:09

Record it and then fast forward the adverts. No dodgy adverts and you get 15 mins of your life back

Userwhocouldntthinkofagoodname Fri 22-Sep-17 20:00:31

Just record and skip the ads.

Scrowy Fri 22-Sep-17 20:02:35

Well All 4 does ask you to click a box to confirm you are over 16 when you watch stuff.

And it is on at 8pm on a school night, it's hardly being marketed as for primary age children...

PurplePillowCase Fri 22-Sep-17 20:04:14

I just watched extra slice with dc and thought the same. 16+ wtf it's cakes not naked people apart from the penis snail

Isadora2007 Fri 22-Sep-17 20:07:29

I'm wondering why you wouldn't fast forward the adverts...
But I doubt the snowman advert was on for the real deal- was it?

Dippingmytoesin Fri 22-Sep-17 20:10:34

There's a disclaimer anytime you watch 4OD? Or whatever it's called now. Shocked that you actually emailed though

grassseedy Fri 22-Sep-17 20:10:54

You can't fast forward when you're watching catch up so not really an option. Am assuming they wouldn't have put that advert on before 9pm, it was not good.

I also don't have a way of recording it and then fast forwarding it, I'm watching on an Amazon firestick...

SandyDenny Fri 22-Sep-17 20:11:44

You can't fast forward the ads on catch up

grassseedy Fri 22-Sep-17 20:12:40

Kids still talking about it today...
Emailing was easy - probably similar to how much effort it took you to post on mumsnet -not sure why that's shocking?

NightmareMonkey Fri 22-Sep-17 20:13:50

I think you'll find the Bake Off was on after 21:00. So...watershed & kids & all that?
They shouldn't have been watching telly at that time anyway so you can't complain abouy anything. You should be more careful in the future.

NightmareMonkey Fri 22-Sep-17 20:13:52

I think you'll find the Bake Off was on after 21:00. So...watershed & kids & all that?
They shouldn't have been watching telly at that time anyway so you can't complain abouy anything. You should be more careful in the future.

grassseedy Fri 22-Sep-17 20:15:54

I think you'll find it was 8

NightmareMonkey Fri 22-Sep-17 20:15:54

Soz, my bad, I thought it was on at 21:00. I see its on at 20:00

Brittbugs80 Fri 22-Sep-17 20:16:04

I think you'll find the Bake Off was on after 21:00. So...watershed & kids & all that

Bake Off is 8 until 915.

Pickleypickles Fri 22-Sep-17 20:18:39

I dont think YABU, i hate adverts like that at my age, some creep me out for ages afterwards. It really bugs me when they put them in places you arent expecting them!

itssunnybehindtheclouds Fri 22-Sep-17 20:19:21

I'm with you grass - the content of the show is entirely suitable for kids and the adverts should reflect that. I think it's great there's shows to watch that the whole family can enjoy.

What a shame they put an ad like that on the catch up version.

daisypond Fri 22-Sep-17 20:22:31

Yes, the 16+ is to do with 4OD, it has nothing to do with Bake Off itself.

EamonnWright Fri 22-Sep-17 20:22:57

You're getting free shit off a Firestick and think it's ok to email a complaint in confused

specialsubject Fri 22-Sep-17 20:23:01

Use a TV recorder box. Haven't seen an ad in years.

NoSquirrels Fri 22-Sep-17 20:23:20

Yeah - after second episode I switched to recording it precisely so we could skip any ads because the catch-up unskippable adverts were inappropriate for DC, who we watch it with.

I think ads should reflect the content of the show you're currently watching. If nothing else, it makes better sense from a marketing POV.

GlowWine Fri 22-Sep-17 20:25:25

Hm we watched both bake off and extra slice on catch-up, but via Virgin Media, and we can skip through the ads. secondly this week we noticed how short most of the ads breaks on GBBO were (10 sec) so I guess the offending content had been removed. I definitely recall no scary ads - but DD is an absolute expert at fast forwarding through them.

whatsthecomingoverthehill Fri 22-Sep-17 20:25:57

Wtf eamonn?

grassseedy Fri 22-Sep-17 20:27:29

Last time I looked channel 4 was free for everyone? Firestick isn't some illegal download thing, it's a way if watching Amazon prime on your tv, as part of it you can watch lots of channels catch up confusedhmm

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