name='FilmBuffuk']I'm afraid I am in agreement about the use of "signing". I have had several occasions where I've recorded a rare film, only to find someone gesticulating wildly in the corner. Whatever one feels about rights and wrongs, as well as wanting those who are hard of hearing, to be able to enjoy the film, this does detract from the complete experience of watching the film. I have had to erase the films I recorded and now don't bother recording anything off of Channel 4, shown early in the morning.
What I should like is a compromise. With teletext, as well as digital TV, I feel certain that subtitles or signing can be incorporated for those that wish it, or not for those that don't. Aside from that, perhaps two screenings: one with and one without signs. We have plenty of repeats of the dreaded soaps and just about everything else. Why not some quality films as well or instead? That way, everyone is happy...... aren't they?