An email to BBC Info elicited an answer on Thursday—which was sorted into my spam folder and only found today!
Thank you for your e-mail regarding Man Booker Prize.
I appreciate that you were unhappy that coverage was not broadcast on BBC TWO.
We did broadcast 'Man Booker Prize - The Shortlist' a number of times on BBC FOUR in the weeks before the ceremony, but I appreciate you feel we should have broadcast live coverage of the event on the night.
Please be assured your comments have been fully registered on our daily audience log. This internal document will be made available as part of our daily feedback to our scheduling department and BBC management.
Thank you again for taking the time to contact the BBC.
So if you want to be bookish, you’ve got to tune into BBC Four and devour the electronic programme guide - since you’ll not see such programmes trailed anywhere else. Bet the Shortlist show(s) didn’t get a huge audience!