Think we have got a result here. Following the watchdog programme BMW are finally doing something about the problem. I don't know if watchdog responded following my email to them and the link to the youtube clip of the 1M being stolen that I sent but its given BMW UK a good kick up the backside in our favour in any case!!!
I just rang BMW UK and got my e93 on the list for a software upgrade. Basically the upgrade is to be paid for by BMW UK so you have to go through them rather than directly to your dealer in the first instance. You ring BMW UK, give yr details and preferred dealer and they then pass this info onto that dealer of your choice. Your chosen dealer then will contact you within 8weeks to arrange. The number is 0800 083 4397
So looks like there is light at the end of the tunnel aye! Pass the message to any and everyone!