And with talk in other threads about how BBC1 can't afford a dozen or so decent 30-second idents financially it still makes little sense to me. As much as I'd rather have something like Taboo on a Saturday night than another Nick Knowles quiz I don't see how the cost difference can be justified - it's got to be adding hundreds of thousands of pounds to the Saturday night budget.
Wasn't the closure - sorry moving online - of BBC Three announced as a way of shunting significant amounts in to BBC One drama?
Yes - £50 million to be plunged into a well funded area of BBC ONE.
If you were really wanting to spend savings on closing down BBC THREE, at least instead use it for BBC TWO to allow it to gain back its distinctive personality. Something that's been lost with the launches of the BBC digital channels, and BBC ONE poaching some of TWO's best content.
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