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TheMike158 posts since 12 Jan 2019
Central (East) East Midlands Today

E&J should have got the Saturday morning slot instead of Scott Mills, perfect place in the schedule. I assume that's being replaced too?


With reference to Up All Night, that's being replaced by a BBC World Service simulcast. As with the recent changes to TV News, I wonder how many of these changes will stay beyond the current situation?

No, 5 Live and therefore the whole local radio network are carrying Radio London's overnight programmes:
https://radiotoday.co.uk/2020/03/bbc-radio-5-live-to-take-radio-london-overnight-shows/


Of course Up All Night has been presented from home for a long time, a shame that Rodd Sharp probably won't get a proper send off now

OK, that's a contradiction to what was published at https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/statements/5live-coronavirus?at_custom3=%40bbcpress&at_custom1=%5Bpost+type%5D&at_custom4=D80A086C-6AB1-11EA-A853-3911FDA12A29&at_custom2=twitter&at_campaign=64&at_medium=custom7 yesterday afternoon, but things are changing fast. Who knows what will still be on air in a few day's time, given the very high levels of the virus in central London.
TheMike158 posts since 12 Jan 2019
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Do wonder if some shows filmed then never broadcast might see the light of day.

Interesting thought.

Are you being Served? is an example of a show that almost didn't get shown; had it not been for events at the 1972 Olympics resulting in the BBC using the pilot as filler, it wouldn't have even got one series.
So perhaps some production team is about to get their lucky break...
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DVB Cornwall9,418 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
Seems BBC FOUR is going to load up many of their Science and History documentaries onto the iPlayer imminently, some of which will go into the new Education Slots on their linear channel. Cassian Harrison directly asking for recommendations for the first tranch on Twitter.



Inspector Sands14,819 posts since 25 Aug 2004

OK, that's a contradiction to what was published at https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/statements/5live-coronavirus?at_custom3=%40bbcpress&at_custom1=%5Bpost+type%5D&at_custom4=D80A086C-6AB1-11EA-A853-3911FDA12A29&at_custom2=twitter&at_campaign=64&at_medium=custom7 yesterday afternoon, but things are changing fast. Who knows what will still be on air in a few day's time, given the very high levels of the virus in central London.

Yes, as RadioToday say in their article, they published the thing about the World Service and then retracted the article
Rich Tea752 posts since 16 Apr 2017
Anglia (West) Look East
Either way, TV channels need to do better than sticking with endless Bargain Hunt type shows like BBC One seem to be doing. Existing viewer demographics are out of the window.



Absolutely. This needs to be shouted loud and clear. All the old certainties and dynamics are crumbling before our eyes in horrifically rapid fashion and the major TV channels, especially BBC, need to urgently start reflecting this with their broadcasting output.

Oh, and I'm going to shout this loud and clear - FOR A START THEY SHOULD NOT INSULT THE MILLIONS OF OVER 75'S WITH A PROMISE NOT TO ROB THEM OF THEIR FREE TV LICENCE FOR A MERE 8 WEEKS MORE FROM JUNE TO AUGUST AND CANCEL IT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
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Inspector Sands14,819 posts since 25 Aug 2004

Oh, and I'm going to shout this loud and clear - FOR A START THEY SHOULD NOT INSULT THE MILLIONS OF OVER 75'S WITH A PROMISE NOT TO ROB THEM OF THEIR FREE TV LICENCE FOR A MERE 8 WEEKS MORE FROM JUNE TO AUGUST AND CANCEL IT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

The government should be doing that of course, not the BBC
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noggin14,952 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Either way, TV channels need to do better than sticking with endless Bargain Hunt type shows like BBC One seem to be doing. Existing viewer demographics are out of the window.



Absolutely. This needs to be shouted loud and clear. All the old certainties and dynamics are crumbling before our eyes in horrifically rapid fashion and the major TV channels, especially BBC, need to urgently start reflecting this with their broadcasting output.

Oh, and I'm going to shout this loud and clear - FOR A START THEY SHOULD NOT INSULT THE MILLIONS OF OVER 75'S WITH A PROMISE NOT TO ROB THEM OF THEIR FREE TV LICENCE FOR A MERE 8 WEEKS MORE FROM JUNE TO AUGUST AND CANCEL IT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.


OK - so the BBC closes BBC Two, CBBC/CBeebies, the BBC News Channel and what else to pay for them?

Over 75's licences would cost the BBC £745m.

BBC Two's budget is £381m, CBBC+CBeebies £92, BBC News Channel £44m. That still doesn't cover the shortfall.

The government, not the BBC, decided to give the elderly free TV licences...
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