When BBC One originally launched on Sky, it only had four regions - England 🏴 (also available for the Channel Islands), Wales 🏴, Northern Ireland 🇮🇪 and Scotland 🏴, and you could only view one (depending on the post code of your viewing card). They would air UK Today and, in England, tell people to press TV then 1 for their local news. BBC Two was entirely national until 2002-2004-ish but the BBC Choice regions could be viewed anywhere. Yeah, Myina did her research
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