Wednesday 29 October 2008

A shot in the dark

I have been wondering recently about the possibility of getting the actual voting figures from SCD. The recent problems with TV competitions should mean greater openness. To this end I have written to the BBC. We will see if I get a response. I am not holding my breath:

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing to inquire about the non-publishing of the actual voting numbers for the BBC's TV show Strictly Come Dancing. As someone whose family reguarly vote in this show it occurred to me that the actual results are never published. In light of recent well publicised scandals involving phone-in competetions this is obviously an area of potential concern. As you know the BBC's Code of Conduct for Competitions and Voting states that:

The BBC undertakes that competitions and votes are conducted in a way that is honest, open, fair and legal

In particular, I draw your attention to the open part of the sentence as keeping the results private certainly contravenes that.

In view of this, would it be possible to publish the results publicly every week or send me a copy of the phone-in results up to now.

Thank you

Wish me luck. I will post any replies here.

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