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Sir Terry Wogan criticises how BBC cancels programmes

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By The Drum Team, Editorial

January 2, 2012 | 2 min read

Sir Terry Wogan has criticised the BBC for the way it cancels its programmes, while also revealing that he once received a parcel bomb.

Appearing on Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, Wogan was discussing the cancellation of his own chat show, which run until the early 90’s.

“It is a thing the BBC isn’t awfully good at. Some things end badly because nobody ever says to an artiste, ‘Look, we’ll have another year then, with all sorts of trumpets blaring, you’ll go,” said Wogan.

“My regret is I didn’t stop the talk show a year earlier. But ‘No, no’, they said, ‘we need to carry on because it’s 150 hours of broadcasting on the television and we need you to go on.”

“In the meantime they were building a village in Spain for the show ­Eldorado,” he added.

He has also revealed that a parcel bomb was sent to him at Broadcasting House at the height of the political troubles in Northern Ireland in the 80’s.

"Whoever sent in the bomb with my name on it couldn't have been much of a fan because I was on holiday,” he quipped.

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