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BBC to axe a TV Channel?

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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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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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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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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

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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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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?

That might have been a one off? This is the shows that were broadcast this week in 1979...as live so to speak. It misses out when certain djs are on #yewtree

Edit: pedant corner. The Sandie Shaw song was called 'Long Live Love'. IIRC it was Olivia Newton John who had a hit with 'Long Long Live Love'

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

 

Cos it's for the yoof.

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