For some reason program makers seem to feel that they need to give us,the viewer,a two/three minute preview of what the following program will contain. It seems mainly to occur in documentaries but I have seen it in other programs.
I am puzzled as to the reasoning behind this, mind you these days I seem to be puzzled more often than is healthy.LOL
I do not think you fully understood my thread, I am not talking about a preview of a following weeks program,I was talking about a program which is actually started but the first 2/3 minutes are a snapshot of what the rest of the program contains.
I have noticed this in my new Tuesday night program "River Monsters" which I like and enjoy Jeremy Wade but..... there are so much of what gengiscant discribes as well other meaninless filler which is repaeted over and over. I feel instead of this the time could have been used for actual productive filming.
Over here in the UK, the show starts and goes straight into the first scene which lasts about 30 seconds, then, they do the opening credits and theme tune, then the show starts for real. The only break being halfway through the show.
In America. It straight into the show for the opening 30 second scene and then incredibly cuts for adverts! Then the opening credits and then rest of the show.
They even squeeze adverts in before the last scene!