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Mr Kite897 posts since 15 Aug 2007
Granada North West Today
If the BBC was happy to buy, no doubt Granada were more than happy to provide the series.

The Royle Family comes to mind in the 90s also. Complete with prominent blue stripe G-arrow logo at the end of the credits.
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Andrew14,081 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
If you read it though, it is far less dramatic than the headline suggests. They’ve got loads of returning and new programmes lined up and they’ve been planning it for months.

I’m not quite sure where they get 40 hours from either. Wasn’t X Factor (and BGT The Champions) laterly about 90 mins to 2 hours over about 12 weeks?


They’ve lumped Take Me Out in as well because they’ve axed that too.

I thought that might be the case, but of course Take Me Out wasn’t a regular fixture in the autumn schedule, it probably only aired there last year because they knew it was the last series so they might as well use it against Strictly.

As you also say Jonathan Ross can Air earlier than it has been, and when I’m a Celeb comes along they could air that earlier and longer as well.
Mr Kite897 posts since 15 Aug 2007
Granada North West Today
Of course, virtually everyone can now find out instantly what the latest numbers are with a couple of taps of their smartphone.

Seems another world now: the days when the BBC dedicated an hour long Saturday show where the climax was the lottery draw.

Felt even more weird on ITV where they had a dedicated news bulletin, complete with angry ITN music.
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Jon8,233 posts since 11 Apr 2005
Central (West) Midlands Today
I think ITV needs to start doing what BBC did and that's a National Lottery show.

They could even put it on now that ITV has all this free space now.

I'm sure Camelot could put a bid in for the slots Ideal World currently pay for... 4 hour nightly editions of National Lottery Jet Set.


I mean just for the main saturday one and not the one's on tuesday which to this day I think shouldn't have done.

Again, why?

ITV aren’t in the business of giving free 15-60 minute promotions commercial organisations on Saturday night so unless Camelot want to throw a shed load of money at them it isn’t going to happen.
Andrew14,081 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

What is funny is despite the best efforts by the thread creator, this issue isn’t on party political lines.

If you go on twitter and see a post where someone has put the case for the BBC being worth the money, listing how it costs
tuppence a day to pay for umpteen services, they often receive a barrage of negative replies slating the corporation.

But these negative responses are generally from left leaning remainers, usually saying they don’t want to pay for
the BBC due to what they see as political bias and want it to end, almost a company version of ‘cancel culture’.
So it clearly isn’t just a ‘Boris/Tory’ thing.


All while the right-wing media (The S*n, Daily Fail ... etc.) frequently say the BBC is too biased towards left-wing and anti-Brexit views.


I can't believe I'm actually "both sides-ing" this, but it's totally possible for lets say, a right-wing person to be able to sprout incorrect facts on Politics Live and the presenter unfortunately doesn't have the correct statistics to hand, or it happens right at the end of the show and they have to go off air without a rebuttal, which people could then perceive as right-wing bias.

Meanwhile on Question Time the panel may, for that week, be slightly more biased towards left-wing or remain views due to who they could book.

Or what also happens is clips taken out of context.

Left wing person talks for ages on the subject, right wing person says a bit, left wing person comes back in. Fiona shuts them down as she’s heard enough from that person and the rest of the panel needs to get a word in.

Cue the last part of the exchange being clipped up and spread far and wide across social media showing how biased the BBC are not letting the left wing view get heard.
Score20 posts since 22 Dec 2019 new member
Granada North West Today
If you read it though, it is far less dramatic than the headline suggests. They’ve got loads of returning and new programmes lined up and they’ve been planning it for months.

I’m not quite sure where they get 40 hours from either. Wasn’t X Factor (and BGT The Champions) laterly about 90 mins to 2 hours over about 12 weeks?


They’ve lumped Take Me Out in as well because they’ve axed that too.

X Factor ran for about 40-45 hours every year from 2009-17, but they went down to about 36 in 2018 and then last year went down to 14 hours of X Factor Celebrity and 12 hours of BGT Champions (plus 6 hours of X Factor The Band but that was on weeknights so will presumably just be replaced with normal weeknight stuff).

Of course, last year BGT Champions was 2 hours every week and some X Factors were nearly as long, which meant Jonathan Ross was being pushed back to 10.30pm some weeks. That’s too late really so they’ll probably take the opportunity to bring his show a bit earlier, which in turn means they have slightly fewer hours to fill. Essentially they’re looking for a ‘main event’ programme for 14 Saturdays. I assume they’ll use Millionaire again on Sundays, and maybe use some of the new 2 hour dramas they’ve ordered in the Autumn to fill Sundays from 8pm.
FanOfTV99443 posts since 6 Nov 2017
Granada North West Today
I think ITV needs to start doing what BBC did and that's a National Lottery show.

They could even put it on now that ITV has all this free space now.

I'm sure Camelot could put a bid in for the slots Ideal World currently pay for... 4 hour nightly editions of National Lottery Jet Set.


I mean just for the main saturday one and not the one's on tuesday which to this day I think shouldn't have done.
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