BBC Two has traditionally been a testing ground for new talent, new content. A chance to be edgy and commission shows that not only are untested, but that don't fit with the BBC One Audience demographic.
It has become something of a safe lifestyle and current affairs channel.
Gone way off topic here but interesting that Peaky Blinders hasn't got the significant bump that other shows moved up to BBC1 have. It can work in it's favour though as longer running shows become more costly so shifting it over to BBC1 frees up their budget and slots for newer content.
I do think from 9-10.30pm BBC2 is pretty strong, but it is weak in early peak and like most channels now after 11pm is just repeats. We obviously all go to bed, or at least turn off linear channels, earlier than we used too. And vaguely getting this back on topic but Brexitcast one of literally a handful, if that, of new shows now that premiere after 11pm, although as it's a repeat of a 9.30pm showing on the News Channel we probably can't even say that.
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