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'It looks like Hannibal has had a stroke'

Not only are the TV shows on iTunes far too expensive, they've Photoshopped out Hannibal's cigar!

Jason Jenkins Director of content / EMEA
Jason Jenkins is the director of content for CNET in EMEA. Based in London, he has been writing about technology since 1999 and was once thrown out of Regent's Park for testing the UK's first Segway.
Jason Jenkins

It was chucking it down on Sunday, so I looked for a TV programme to buy on the iTunes store and came across this picture.

Can you spot what's wrong with the A-Team crew? It took me a few moments to realise that someone, be it Apple, Universal or a practical joker, has decided to flex their Photoshop muscles and airbrush out Hannibal's cigar.

Unfortunately, they haven't had the gumption to do anything with his mouth, so he's still got his gob wide open as if the stogie's still there. This has caused no end of amusement on the 'customer reviews' section, where one wag points out that it looks like Hannibal has "suffered a stroke".

Cigar-gate aside, there is something to point out about the film and TV content on iTunes -- it's prohibitively expensive. £16.66 for some ancient episodes of The A-Team in pretty rough quality that I can only watch on an iPod or Apple TV? No thanks.

£45.36 for House, which is on every five seconds on Freeview? I think I'll pass. £24.57 for Torchwood, a series I've already paid for via the license fee and can watch for nothing on the iPlayer if it's been repeated on TV? Pull the other one, mate.

Until the price of these old shows drops, or iTunes does a deal to secure some exclusive shows, I won't be investing.