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Lord Evan Elpuss



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:16 pm    Post subject: BBC2 Reply with quote

What do other's think of this story that I saw in today's Daily Mirror re BBC2: http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/tv/2011/03/07/bbc-two-could-be-filled-with-news-before-7pm-under-cost-cutting-plans-115875-22971492/
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that if the BBC does go ahead with such a plan it could be the death knell for News 24

From what I can see the BBC has great difficulty finding enough information to feed a 24 hours a day news channel but the BBC 2 idea would allow sufficient time for in depth analysis of news without the constant repetition we now see on News 24 which many viewers find rather boring so it may be seen in some quarters as a good idea

I'm not offering an opinion one way or the other and of cousre there is always the possibility that the BBC is simply floating the idea via the press to see what reaction it prompts and if the reaction is bad then in all probability the idea will just quietly be dropped
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It doesn't surprise me in the least. It might coincide with the merger of R2 and 6Music I suppose.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
It doesn't surprise me in the least. It might coincide with the merger of R2 and 6Music I suppose.


Surely you mean the merger between Radio 2 and Radio 1.

I was watching news 24 a while back - and I thought, I'll have a cup of tea after the news , it never ended! I ran out of day.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachel wrote:
Surely you mean the merger between Radio 2 and Radio 1.


No - R2 and 6Music is what I meant! Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
Rachel wrote:
Surely you mean the merger between Radio 2 and Radio 1.


No - R2 and 6Music is what I meant! Wink


I suppose that's how it may look and feel after the end result- cos we'll end up with Radio 1 and 2 but 1 will look and feel more like 2 and 2 will look and feel more like 6 - you just have to do the maths. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So in that case presumably Radio 1 Extra would have to be more like the current Radio 1
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachel wrote:
...you just have to do the maths. Smile


I have. The answer is "8".
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Every time I turn on News 24 it goes to sport, perhaps I would have better luck if it was on BBC 2 instead!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:51 am    Post subject: BBC-2 Reply with quote

Oi! Hands off Due South!

Just what we all need - more speculation and repetition of the news.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh no, BBC 2 is about the only channel I watch regularly and I certainly don't want it filled with the mind numbingly repetitive News 24.
I only see BBC2 after 5.30 apart from Fridays but I bet loads of people enjoy watching during the day.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What worries me is the impact all these Tory-imposed plans will have on BBC3 and BBC4 - the two most innovative BBC TV channels we have at the moment. They're minority interest channels - so they'll have to go. Can't have any of that non-populist stuff!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree about BBC4, but 'Snog, Marry, Avoid' & 'Hotter Than My Daughter' innovative? I don't think so, I could go on, the channel is full of tosh and can go tomorrow, nobody will miss it. Leave the sort of stuff it peddles to ITV2. The nation is already 'dumbed down' we don't need the national broadcaster to assist the decay.

BBC4 really is what BBC2 used to be, and ought to be.

Its funny that every time the BBC announces that its going to close a station, it goes back on that decision, 6 was saved, and there is now talk of saving the Asian Network.

If there is the need, as far as I'm concerned all the following can go as long as what remains is quality broadcasting, leave the other stuff to the independents.

BBC3
Radio 1xtra
Asian Network
6 Music as it is doesn't fill the void for the older listener.
Radio 7/4 xtra
Cbeebies (why the need for two kids channels?)

Use BBC News 24 for all news bulletins, why have different presenters on BBC1, BBC3 and 4 all at the same time ?

Rant over! Axe Axe Axe, where have I heard that before??!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think your list is just about right kengeo. I've said for years nowthat the BBC has overstretched itself,it tries to be all things to everyone and fails miserably and this results in a drop of standards in what should be it's core elements.
The money that could be saved by losing all these superfluous channels could and should be poured into making the main channels better than they are now.
As the saying goes "sometimes less is more" .
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kengeo wrote:
I agree about BBC4, but 'Snog, Marry, Avoid' & 'Hotter Than My Daughter' innovative? I don't think so, I could go on, the channel is full of tosh and can go tomorrow, nobody will miss it.


I will.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry Colin don't see it what exactly would you miss?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The fact that it's different from the mainstream and that it exists to try out new styles of programming aimed at an audience that's slightly left-of-field. There's room to experiment with new programme-making styles and genres on BBC3 that doesn't exist on the more mainstream channels. A lot of stuff that's become popular on BBC and then BBC1 was piloted first on BBC3, after all.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I take your point Colin, about BBC3 and BBC4 being places for experimentation etc but surely that was what BBC2 used to be like (and even BBC1 sometimes), before both the main channels became crammed with cheap cookery and "reality" documentaries etc.

If the BBC cut it's cloth a bit then it could use the money to improve the QUALITY on the main channels and dish all the dross.

I mean recently we've had Master Chef - a cookery show! occupying an hour of peak time viewing on TWO nights a week!!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kengeo wrote "Nobody will miss it", and I replied "I will". What else can I add to that, really?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fog on the Tyne....is your cat thing chasing Colin B's bug thing?
Very Happy

I digress..... I remember Master chef being on 4 nights a week. Never watch it now too samey (is that a word?)
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's not a "cat thing" it's Hobbes from Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson.
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