Thank you for your message to BBC Studios.
We appreciate your feedback about the scheduling of BBC Entertainment.
Firstly, we are grateful for your interest in Casualty which we can confirm will return to the channel with a brand new episode on Friday 14th December. There was no premiere episode on Friday 7th December as the series had previously skipped a week in the UK.
More generally, repeats do have a place in our schedules and showing programmes more than once allows those who are new to BBC Entertainment to watch some of our most popular content. It also gives regular viewers the chance to catch episodes or entire series that they may have previously missed.
As a commercial entity, BBC Entertainment does not have automatic access to the BBC archives and we must bid for the rights to air BBC shows alongside other broadcasters. Of course, we understand that regular viewers expect to see plenty of fresh content and in the coming weeks this will include new special editions of Call the Midwife, Doctor Who and Jonathan Creek.
January will see the premiere of Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, gripping thriller The Kettering Incident and a new series of DIY:SOS The Big Build.
Thank you for taking the time to contact us and we hope you will find something new to enjoy on BBC Entertainment.