Comedian and actor David Mitchell took to Twitter today to express his annoyance and sadness at the premiere of series 7 of 'Peep Show' taking place on 4OD. The first episode of the new series of the Channel 4 comedy is already available to watch by fans on the broadcaster's online catchup service.
Mitchell tweeted on the social networking website: "Apparently the 1st episode of Peep Show series 7 is already available on 4OD... I don't like that very much. I'm tweeting about it so you know but it makes me sad for TV as a medium and so I advocate watching it next Friday on Channel 4 at 10pm. Either way, I hope you enjoy it."
After a somewhat negative response from his followers, he added: "To clarify, I don't mind it subsequently being available on 4OD - that's all good - but think that, as a TV show, it should premiere on TV.
"I'm not angry about it. It's just not how things would be organised if it were up to me.
"I suppose I'm just old-fashioned... I just worry that, if TV dies, internet revenues will not sustain proper programme-making. It'll all be skateboarding kittens."
Filming for the seventh series which premieres on TV on Channel 4 next Friday finished six weeks ago.