Programme pulled pending appeal

IT was an episode of the comedy, My Family, that was transmitted on BBC Scotland yesterday at 7pm, instead of a documentary on the alleged theft of bank details.

That was because the broadcasters has agreed to withhold showing the Frontline Scotland programme until a legal wrangle unfolds. A company mentioned in the programme had gone to court to try to prevent transmission. It failed, but then decided to appeal.

Said BBC Scotland: “Earlier this week, a company made an unsuccessful attempt to prevent transmission of Frontline Scotland which was scheduled to transmit [yesterday] (April 4, 2007).

“However, the company concerned has since appealed the decision of the Court of Session and BBC Scotland has agreed not to transmit the programme pending this appeal. It remains BBC Scotland’s intention to transmit the programme at some point in the future.”