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#61 Northern Sol

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 01:26 PM

And yet it's still less than the BBC used to show.

When did they ever show much blues?



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Posted 07 March 2014 - 01:27 PM

BBC 2 should run a late-night music show each day building up to Later, each time that series is on.

 

These should be short and genre-specific while Later tries to cover more bases in a longer time slot.

 

I'm not the biggest fan of Later to be honest but while it's on it should be supported by a stronger music offer.

 

Something like urban, rock, indie and roots for example. 



#63 gingerjon

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 01:29 PM

When did they ever show much blues?

 

In specific seasons like they do now.


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 01:30 PM

BBC 2 should run a late-night music show each day building up to Later, each time that series is on.

 

These should be short and genre-specific while Later tries to cover more bases in a longer time slot.

 

I'm not the biggest fan of Later to be honest but while it's on it should be supported by a stronger music offer.

 

Something like urban, rock, indie and roots for example. 

 

Hang on.  Later's on BBC 2.  But Northern Sol is insistent that BBC Four is the go-to music station and there's no audience overlap.


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#65 Northern Sol

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 01:52 PM

Hang on.  Later's on BBC 2.  But Northern Sol is insistent that BBC Four is the go-to music station and there's no audience overlap.

Oh yeah all music is just "music". Like rugby is just "rugby". Why should you be annoyed that the SLS isn't on the Beeb, you've got the six nations to watch? It's not like there is no overlap and maybe they'll do a rugby league special every decade or so.

 

BBC4 does blues, r&b, soul etc very, very well. I would not like to see that go just because Later might have the occasional blues band on. That's nice but there's nothing there that I couldn't get from youtube. An excellent docu recently on Chess records.

 

What does BBC2 offer? TOTP2 with Status Quo!


Edited by Northern Sol, 07 March 2014 - 01:54 PM.


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 02:08 PM

Oh yeah all music is just "music". Like rugby is just "rugby". Why should you be annoyed that the SLS isn't on the Beeb, you've got the six nations to watch? It's not like there is no overlap and maybe they'll do a rugby league special every decade or so.

 

BBC4 does blues, r&b, soul etc very, very well. I would not like to see that go just because Later might have the occasional blues band on. That's nice but there's nothing there that I couldn't get from youtube. An excellent docu recently on Chess records.

 

What does BBC2 offer? TOTP2 with Status Quo!

BBC4 have been showing repeats of TOTP for a couple of years now.


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 02:10 PM

BBC4 have been showing repeats of TOTP for a couple of years now.

...and BBC2 haven't shown TOTP for ages.


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#68 Northern Sol

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 02:48 PM

BBC4 have been showing repeats of TOTP for a couple of years now.

BBC1:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...ops_09_03_1979/

 

BBC2:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...TP2_Status_Quo/

 

BBC4

 

not found: you can look through the music category yourself:-

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...es/music?page=1



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Posted 07 March 2014 - 04:12 PM

BBC1:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...ops_09_03_1979/

 

BBC2:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...TP2_Status_Quo/

 

BBC4

 

not found: you can look through the music category yourself:-

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...es/music?page=1

I don't need to, I've seen it on there myself. BBC4 have been showing 25 year old TOTP for about two years now. 


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 04:16 PM

BBC1:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...ops_09_03_1979/

 

BBC2:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...TP2_Status_Quo/

 

BBC4

 

not found: you can look through the music category yourself:-

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...es/music?page=1

I don't know what those station idents are doing on the main image, but if you click on the 'more programme information' link, it says both of those were broadcast on BBC4. Odd.


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#71 Northern Sol

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 05:35 PM

I don't know what those station idents are doing on the main image, but if you click on the 'more programme information' link, it says both of those were broadcast on BBC4. Odd.

Probably because they were originally broadcast on BBC1 and BBC2. Those are the channels responsible for making such rubbish. 



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 07:26 AM

Oh yeah all music is just "music". Like rugby is just "rugby". Why should you be annoyed that the SLS isn't on the Beeb, you've got the six nations to watch? It's not like there is no overlap and maybe they'll do a rugby league special every decade or so.

 

BBC4 does blues, r&b, soul etc very, very well. I would not like to see that go just because Later might have the occasional blues band on. That's nice but there's nothing there that I couldn't get from youtube. An excellent docu recently on Chess records.

 

What does BBC2 offer? TOTP2 with Status Quo!

 

None of that would go though.  If this had been properly thought through it would have kept what was unique about BBC Three (which much of it is, but you keep calling it "Yoof TV" like it's something Janet Street Porter did) and given their other channels a useful identity.

 

But they haven't so the issue of exactly what BBC Four's purpose is won't go away and when it next comes up there won't be a sacrificial BBC Three to shut down instead.


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#73 Trojan

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 11:23 AM

Strange, that.For as we all now know, its your role model moneybags Blair who is the one who is closest to the  Murdochs.

 

“Whatever why I’m so so missing Tony. Because he is so so charming and his clothes are so good. He has such good body and he has really really good legs Butt . . . And he is slim tall and good skin. Pierce blue eyes which I love. Love his eyes. Also I love his power on the stage . . . and what else and what else and what else . . . ”

 

http://www.vanityfair.com/society/2014/03/wendi-deng-note-tony-blair

Why do you have to be so personal John?  It's common knowledge that Blair cozied up to Murdoch, but it's also common knowledge that Murdoch wanted the BBC to be hamstrung and Cameron obliged almost as soon as he got into power.  For one man to have such power over our leaders surely must be seen as a bad thing for our democracy.


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#74 Northern Sol

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 11:30 AM

None of that would go though.  If this had been properly thought through it would have kept what was unique about BBC Three (which much of it is, but you keep calling it "Yoof TV" like it's something Janet Street Porter did) and given their other channels a useful identity.

 

But they haven't so the issue of exactly what BBC Four's purpose is won't go away and when it next comes up there won't be a sacrificial BBC Three to shut down instead.

I think BBC4 is the channel (aside from BBC1) with the clearest identity. I'm not really sure why it is in question.

 

BBC3 might have stuff that isn't Porteresque but it doesn't float my boat. As far as I can see, it's mainly comedies that wouldn't otherwise have been commissioned. I, for one, do not think Little Britain should ever have been commissioned.



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 11:43 AM

BBC3 mades sense as a place to try shows that might be rubbish without bothering decent God-fearing folk.  However, they can use iPlayer for that now.


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 11:57 AM

BBC3 mades sense as a place to try shows that might be rubbish without bothering decent God-fearing folk.  However, they can use iPlayer for that now.

 

Which would be great if everyone had fast broadband with no download usage caps with which to access iPlayer. But they don't.


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 11:58 AM

I think BBC4 is the channel (aside from BBC1) with the clearest identity. I'm not really sure why it is in question.

 

BBC3 might have stuff that isn't Porteresque but it doesn't float my boat. As far as I can see, it's mainly comedies that wouldn't otherwise have been commissioned. I, for one, do not think Little Britain should ever have been commissioned.

 

It was a hugely popular show. Why on earth shouldn't it have been commissioned?


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#78 Northern Sol

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 12:38 PM

It was a hugely popular show. Why on earth shouldn't it have been commissioned?

I find it very lazy. Every sketch is just a version on a theme. For instance the bigot woman who starts vomiting whenever minorities or homosexuals are mention is very funny. Once. But they milk that sketch with a dozen different variations.

 

Monty Python did one version of the dead parrot sketch. Little Britain (and the Fast Show as well) would have done that same sketch every week with people complaining about dogs, cats, budgies and hamsters.

 

Though tbf to BBC3, I did like the Mighty Boosh.



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 12:40 PM

TOTP on Thursday at 7.30 is great fun, especially if you follow along on twitter. It's up to 1979 now. This week was pretty good. Buzzcocks, Pistols (Legs and Co!!) and a few others.
Great memories of when TOTP was a real important show not to be missed.

Edit: on BBC4

Edited by Johnoco, 08 March 2014 - 12:41 PM.

No I don't care if you're if you're into different bands

No cause for so much hatred, I'm just a different man

Pull off that cover, I will too, and learn to understand

With music deep inside we'll make world unity our plan

 

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 04:41 PM

TOTP on Thursday at 7.30 is great fun, especially if you follow along on twitter. It's up to 1979 now. This week was pretty good. Buzzcocks, Pistols (Legs and Co!!) and a few others.
Great memories of when TOTP was a real important show not to be missed.

Edit: on BBC4

I watched it the other night, Sandie Shaw singing "Long, Long Live Love" but they showed the rehearsal, presumably because the broadcast version had you know who on it, up to no good on air perhaps?


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