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BBC to axe a TV Channel?

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I like both BBC 3 and 4, they serve different roles. BBC 2 doesn't seem to have much of a defined role, though.

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BBC4 is a wonderful thing, even now its budget has been slashed. 

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i'll let them cancel everything else!

just not BBC4

actually stick the RL on BBC4 and i have my own channel!

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BBC2 is for stuff that's not quite mainstream enough for BBC1.

I like BBC4 - but BBC3 is good for younger viewers. But which is best? There's only one way to find out....

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BBC4 must stay. Although it would be quite strange to have BBC4 but no BBC3.

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Foreign language dramas and Victoria Coren led game shows with the odd music documentary wins it for me! the kids are all out happy slapping and sexting each other to really care anyway

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I have a brilliant idea that will save this channel. Why not claw back the £100 million wasted on the failed  DMI project from those responsible?

 

Actually, the whole thing sounds like sabre-rattling ..there must be some sort of licence review coming up.

 

Still , thing are looking  up at BBC News And Current Affairs. Susannah Reid is leaving to join ITV!!!

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About time. We need another BBC channel to what the people really want. Haven't they wasted enough of the licence fee on ghettocasting?

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About time. We need another BBC channel to what the people really want. Haven't they wasted enough of the licence fee on ghettocasting?

Who doesn't want lots of documentaries on Blues musicians? They are certainly popular on this forum.

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Who doesn't want lots of documentaries on Blues musicians? They are certainly popular on this forum.

Sorry, I didn't put an ironing emoticon in my post. ;)

That's one of the things I love about BBC4.

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A think tank suggested dissolving BBC4 into BBC as there demigraph is virtually the same, and turning BBC3 back into an experimenal entertainment channel. No one loses same stuff just on 3 rather than 4 channels.

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A think tank suggested dissolving BBC4 into BBC as there demigraph is virtually the same, and turning BBC3 back into an experimenal entertainment channel. No one loses same stuff just on 3 rather than 4 channels.

If tanks had intelligence, 'think tanks' would be mincemeat.

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BBC3 shows some absolutely dreadful TV that wouldn't get made on commercial TV because it's so totally asinine.  Essentially, BBC4 ripped BBC3 a new one when Charlie Brooker parodied the mission documentary, a genre which BBC3 has pioneered.  I'm looking at the channels now; Don't Tell the Bride and a hairdressing competition on BBC3, Weird Nature and Billy Elliot on BBC4.  Take them both, seriously.

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People’s general response to BBC cuts is “cut what I don’t watch”, which is wholly unfair.

 

The biggest mess of a channel at the moment is actually BBC 2. No real identity, no clue what to do with itself outside of primetime – if the channel was higher up the guide it would really struggle to get any sort of audience outside of maybe Top Gear. Say what you like about 3 and 4, at least they have a clear identity and remit.

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People’s general response to BBC cuts is “cut what I don’t watch”, which is wholly unfair.

 

The biggest mess of a channel at the moment is actually BBC 2. No real identity, no clue what to do with itself outside of primetime – if the channel was higher up the guide it would really struggle to get any sort of audience outside of maybe Top Gear. Say what you like about 3 and 4, at least they have a clear identity and remit.

 

I think, personally, they need to merge BBC2 and BBC Four (and call it BBC 2).  The latter has some flashes of intelligent programming but so much of it is documentaries that don't deserve the term.  In both cases they should be on BBC 2 - that's what BBC 2 was there for and it's beyond a shame that it's now fundamentally a BBC 1 Lite.  You could then keep BBC 3 for edgier comedy and youth-orientated reality stuff. So, if I were king, it would go:

 

BBC 1 - Mainstream news, drama, comedy, entertainment, popular sport

BBC 2 - Arts, music, culture, documentary, film, less popular sport, European imports

BBC 3 - 'New' comedy, youth programming, US imports

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I think, personally, they need to merge BBC2 and BBC Four (and call it BBC 2).  The latter has some flashes of intelligent programming but so much of it is documentaries that don't deserve the term.  In both cases they should be on BBC 2 - that's what BBC 2 was there for and it's beyond a shame that it's now fundamentally a BBC 1 Lite.  You could then keep BBC 3 for edgier comedy and youth-orientated reality stuff. So, if I were king, it would go:

 

BBC 1 - Mainstream news, drama, comedy, entertainment, popular sport

BBC 2 - Arts, music, culture, documentary, film, less popular sport, European imports

BBC 3 - 'New' comedy, youth programming, US imports

 

I think that's a pretty fair reflection of things. I also think BBC4 is the new BBC2. I'd hate to see BBC3 go completely as it is a good proving ground and there have been some good show that began life there before crossing over to the more mainstream BBC2 or even BBC1.

 

Also, BBC3 is the home of 'Being Human' and deserves saving for that alone. :) 

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In any case both BBC 3 and BBC 4 don't start till 7 pm, IIRC

 

Instead of developing content to fit the time avaialble, how about developing content to fit the budget?

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In any case both BBC 3 and BBC 4 don't start till 7 pm, IIRC

 

Instead of developing content to fit the time avaialble, how about developing content to fit the budget?

The BBC3 and BBC4 frequencies are used for CBBC and CBeebies during the day, even though they have a different channel number on your EPG.

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Hmm...

 

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BBC3 shows some absolutely dreadful TV that wouldn't get made on commercial TV because it's so totally asinine. 

 

You've not watched much commercial TV then?

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In the digital world I can't see why the BBC can't use it's online presence to debut new comedies and so on.  Anything that turns out to be good can be moved onto BBC2, which often has space fillers on anyway.

 

In fact, I can't see why the BBC doesn't ramp up the iplayer to make it a proper fee-paying service to people outside the UK.  They have a vast archive of content, much of it of a quality that would blow Netflix out of the water.

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