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9 years this week since the BBC4 re-run began, which is a remarkably long run.


And in about a month's time the repeats will have been running for half the time that BBC Four has been in existence!



If BBC4 had never existed I wonder if they would ever have considered running these repeats on BBC2 instead? After all, they did fill the BBC2 schedule with plenty of TOTP2 in the past, long before these shows began on BBC4.

On radio, today's Pick Of The Pops played today's chart from 1976 which was a nice reminder of the hits that kicked off the BBC4 run;

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000h1b7
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Coronavirus | Television News Coverage

BBC One and BBC News have just cut short their coverage of the daily press conference for a second day in a row, to go to a BBC One news bulletin.

The coverage is only continuing on Radio Five Live.


Indeed the Beeb aren't doing themselves favours. As a public service broadcaster, they really should be airing these press conferences in full. Especially when you consider that primetime tonight consists of repeats of Outnumbered & Gavin and Stacey. Surely delay the news in that scenario and dump one of those shows


Pointless, which was on straight after the news, was also a repeat, so they could have easily stayed with the press conference and delayed the news, and then replaced Pointless with something else .



It gives the impression, even if false, that maintaining the integrity of their tiresome schedule with a repeated old game show at the BBC is now considered more of a priority than something in public service broadcasting that affects us each and every one, and they wonder why the corporation is breeding ever increasing disquiet from vast numbers of people who would once have defended it proudly, myself included.

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This Morning

BBI45 posted:
HJL posted:
Mods should warn (/ban?!) you for those comments. This topic isn't really what the forum is about... but those comments are so beyond the remits of this thread/ site.

I certainly think speculating that this has happened to 'save his job' is astounding. wow.



I think the interview was tasteful and incredibly brave. I am really proud and happy for him and his family and glad he felt ready to approach this in public. The affect of his honesty will be felt incredibly across a lot of the LGBT community. I think it will also help open dialogue across many demographics. I've actually felt very emotional about this today, and commend his bravery. I couldn't have done that when I came out at 21, a number of years ago!

I came out as bisexual recently and I am just so proud of him for his bravery and courage to speak up and be who he really wants to be.

I'm gonna give all my support for Schofe as he's now brave to love himself for who he is. He's one of the best British TV presenters and I can say this must have been a life-changing moment for his long career. This can inspire so many people who are too afraid to come out to just build up a little courage and be as brave as they can to express their own identity and be proud of it.

I wasn't originally gonna talk about this, but the above point about inspiring people means I might as well.


If it wasn't for the fact that Phillip came out today, I wouldn't have come out as bisexual today. I hadn't planned on coming out today. However, getting the notification from Sky News just before the show started prompted me to watch the interview, alongside my mother. This also made me think about when a good time to tell my parents would be. Then, as we were watching the interview, Phillip's bravery, honesty and courage struck a chord with me, and I decided that I'd have to do it at some point soon. Then the interview came to an end, and Eamonn and Ruth joined Phillip and Holly on the sofa, and me and my mother started talking about it. At that point, I decided it was now or never, and I opted for that moment.

As Sh1ruba has said, it takes a lot of bravery and courage to speak about these things, and Philip has likely given many people the boost they need. I can attest that he has given at least one person the courage they needed.

I'd also just like to say well done to both Sh1ruba for being so open about your sexuality and thanks for giving me the courage to write about everything here, and Ne1L C for being open about your autism (I know what it's like). As others have said, we still seem to be a while away from topics, like sexuality and mental health, being a non-issue for a majority of the population. However, despite some negative remarks on social media, the support shown for Schofield shows that we are, at least, taking steps in the right direction.



BBI45, I hope you realise just what a truly wonderful and deeply inspiring post this is that you yourself have written here this evening.

Well done. You deserve kudos by the hundreds. This is an A+ with distinction forum post. Smile