Talk:Uncle Max

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For some reason someone recently added to the Uncle Max Page that it was originally comisioned by ITV. This is obviously complete nonsense. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:39, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

The first series of Uncle Max was aired exclusively on Children's ITV. The Broadcast Freelancer link on the main page states that Estelle Hughes, who was the controller of the CITV Channel in 2006, commissioned this show for a full series on the back of the pilot episode. Therefore technically it was commissioned by ITV through its CITV arm. When the channel lost the rights to the show for whatever reason in January 2008, the BBC picked it up and commissioned a new series and have broadcast and iPlayer rights to the original episodes as well. In my opinion the current crop of episodes aren't a patch on the original episodes but that's another discussion. The fact it's now on the BBC doesn't negate the fact it was originally a show made for transmission on Children's ITV. Many shows have jumped channel - Tots TV was a daytime staple of CITV for five years, Rosie & Jim for longer than that. Now these both appear fairly regularly on the CBeebies channel. NKTP (talk) 23:48, 27 November 2008 (UTC)