So our British Broadcasting Corporation finally got back to me last week following my enquiry as to why the four BBC channels were, once again, a Halloween free zone this year. This was the second time I'd dropped them a line to see why they had chosen to give October 31st the cold shoulder. Here for your delectation is the predictably bland response:
"Dear Mr Tappenden
Thank you for contacting us regarding BBC scheduling on 31 October. We understand you were disappointed at the lack of programmes celebrating Halloween on BBC television this year.
‘The One Show’ did present a light hearted feature on zombies to tie in with Halloween however we appreciate that you would like to have seen a film or a programme devoted to the subject rather than our regular scheduled
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