It’s just pressing a different button, for goodness sake!

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Some newspapers are making an almighty fuss about the fact that BBC1 is clearing its schedules to accommodate wall-to-wall coverage of the Olympics.

I’d have thought it would be more of a story had it not made such an obvious decision.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and surely devotees of EastEnders and The One Show can be prevailed upon to muster the strength and intelligence to pick up their remotes and switch to BBC2 for a couple of weeks?

You would think the corporation’s second channel was some little-known, barely-used broadcasting facility located in the Gobi Desert and able to be accessed only by those with 20ft satellite dishes. We’re talking about pressing a different button for goodness sake!

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