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natwel27
Family Guy wasn't shown on BBC Two until 2005 I don't think.
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Po6xyPop77
I read schedule data, and that seems to be correct. Is it, though?
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natwel27
From what I can tell, there was no BBC Three programming block on BBC Two (excluding the launch simulcast in 2003).

Family Guy started airing on BBC Two in 2005 with series 3 and with later series, they repeated those shown on BBC Three up until 2007. I believe BBC Two also repeated other BBC Three programmes (e.g Torchwood S1 & Little Britain S1+2).
Last edited by natwel27 on 8 September 2019 1:06pm
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Robert Williams Founding member
There was a late night block of BBC3 programmes in 2003-04, but it was on BBC1, not BBC2.

https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/search/0/20?order=asc&q=%22bbc3+on+bbc1%22#search
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natwel27
Oh wait, it appears there was a block on BBC Two.
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Steve Williams
Oh wait, it appears there was a block on BBC Two.


Yes, usually on Sunday lunchtimes - https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/schedules/bbctwo/england/2003-03-02#at-11.00

Nothing as formal as we have now, though, a lot of it was filling space.

Family Guy wasn't shown on BBC Two until 2005 I don't think.


That's right. Family Guy first appeared on the Beeb in 2005 on BBC2. I'm pretty certain they got this for free when they bought the rights to American Dad (as Family Guy had already been shown, and flopped, on Channel Four), and they showed both of them back to back on Saturday nights - https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/schedules/bbctwo/england/2005-10-22#at-22.05

Neither did very well on BBC2 and they were swiftly shuffled later and later - at Christmas they were stripped in a late night slot every night - and after about a year they shoved Family Guy over to BBC3. Initially this was also in a late night slot but finally it took off after a while. They persevered with American Dad on BBC2 for a bit longer, its regular slot for a while was Sunday nights after MOTD2 (they also dumped the final episodes of Arrested Development there) but they later punted that over to BBC3 too.

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TIGHazard
Guess the BBC 3 DOG was left on for Weather for the Week Ahead last night.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0008zv4/weather-for-the-week-ahead-03102019

Presumably it was turned off at some point during the News Channel simulcast.
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Robert Williams Founding member
Guess the BBC 3 DOG was left on for Weather for the Week Ahead last night.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0008zv4/weather-for-the-week-ahead-03102019

Presumably it was turned off at some point during the News Channel simulcast.


BBC3 DOG? I haven't seen a DOG on any of the BBC3 programming on BBC1, unless it's been introduced very recently.
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Jon
Guess the BBC 3 DOG was left on for Weather for the Week Ahead last night.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0008zv4/weather-for-the-week-ahead-03102019

Presumably it was turned off at some point during the News Channel simulcast.


BBC3 DOG? I haven't seen a DOG on any of the BBC3 programming on BBC1, unless it's been introduced very recently.

I’m pretty sure there has always been one (in England anyway).
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Robert Williams Founding member
Jon posted:
Guess the BBC 3 DOG was left on for Weather for the Week Ahead last night.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0008zv4/weather-for-the-week-ahead-03102019

Presumably it was turned off at some point during the News Channel simulcast.


BBC3 DOG? I haven't seen a DOG on any of the BBC3 programming on BBC1, unless it's been introduced very recently.

I’m pretty sure there has always been one (in England anyway).


I've seen a few programmes on the BBC3 strand since it started on BBC1 in March, and I've definitely not seen a DOG at any point - and that is in England.
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PATV Scunthorpe
Jon posted:

BBC3 DOG? I haven't seen a DOG on any of the BBC3 programming on BBC1, unless it's been introduced very recently.

I’m pretty sure there has always been one (in England anyway).


I've seen a few programmes on the BBC3 strand since it started on BBC1 in March, and I've definitely not seen a DOG at any point - and that is in England.

I believe for England, SD doesn’t have the DOG while HD does, while the other nations do what they want with it
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Robert Williams Founding member
Jon posted:
I’m pretty sure there has always been one (in England anyway).


I've seen a few programmes on the BBC3 strand since it started on BBC1 in March, and I've definitely not seen a DOG at any point - and that is in England.

I believe for England, SD doesn’t have the DOG while HD does, while the other nations do what they want with it


Ah, well I'm in the stone age watching in SD, so I don't get a DOG! I wonder why they only add it to the HD feed? And how, because isn't the SD feed downconverted from HD?

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