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BBC Two 2018 Revamp

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Bananas
If I had to choose between saving Three or Four, I'd choose Three. Four's (and Two's) audience is already well served by the BBC.
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sjhoward Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
One of the things that the channel is most famous for - its scandi-dramas certainly wouldn't have got a look in


There was plenty of subtitled drama, some of it Scandi, on BBC Two before BBC Four started, so hard to see why that wouldn't have continued.
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natwel27 Meridian (South East) South East Today
Is 'This is BBC Two' really necessary through the night? You could easily slot some BBC Four programming in there.
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Rexogamer London London
I think the audience would complain that it’s too late at night, considering the fact that “This is BBC 2” starts at 2am.
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JCB
I've never seen a reason not to fold BBC Four into BBC Two, especially given how BBC Two's purpose seems to be fading away more and more, not least because of shows like Top Gear being pinched by BBC One, and the content BBC Four shows was once at home on BBC Two.

That point has been made many times and it's not really true, a lot of what BBC Four has commissioned and shown would never have been on BBC Two. A lot is too niche and too low budget to ever have got a commission on BBC Two. One of the things that the channel is most famous for - its scandi-dramas certainly wouldn't have got a look in

Agreed. I really think people who suggest it would be easy to merge the two channels do the both of them a disservice.


BBC Two became more populist in the 90's. There is nothing on BBC Four that wouldn't have aired on BBC Two before the early 90's.
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VMPhil Granada North West Today
JCB posted:
That point has been made many times and it's not really true, a lot of what BBC Four has commissioned and shown would never have been on BBC Two. A lot is too niche and too low budget to ever have got a commission on BBC Two. One of the things that the channel is most famous for - its scandi-dramas certainly wouldn't have got a look in

Agreed. I really think people who suggest it would be easy to merge the two channels do the both of them a disservice.


BBC Two became more populist in the 90's. There is nothing on BBC Four that wouldn't have aired on BBC Two before the early 90's.

Yes, those three hour long Slow TV programmes were all over BBC Two's schedule in the early '90s
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JCB
JCB posted:
Agreed. I really think people who suggest it would be easy to merge the two channels do the both of them a disservice.


BBC Two became more populist in the 90's. There is nothing on BBC Four that wouldn't have aired on BBC Two before the early 90's.

Yes, those three hour long Slow TV programmes were all over BBC Two's schedule in the early '90s


Ok, you got one. Congratulations. If you can give another 5 examples we'll keep BBC Four.
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VMPhil Granada North West Today
JCB posted:
JCB posted:

BBC Two became more populist in the 90's. There is nothing on BBC Four that wouldn't have aired on BBC Two before the early 90's.

Yes, those three hour long Slow TV programmes were all over BBC Two's schedule in the early '90s


Ok, you got one. Congratulations. If you can give another 5 examples we'll keep BBC Four.

I mean, you decided to completely miss the point of my post (and the Inspector's post) so forgive me if my response to that was sarcasm. But I certainly can't see BBC Two commissioning the original Screenwipe series or the Television Centre plays from a few years ago, for instance.
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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
I think what saves BBC4, and what somewhat made axing BBC3 completely rather pointless, is that they timeshared with CBBC and CBeebies, two services that aren't under consideration for the axe. Therefore there is no saving to be made in transmission fees, and if content just moves to the iPlayer or slots on BBC1/2, not a huge amount saved in programming either.


I do think if BBC4 were to close they'd still be a place for most of it's content on BBC2 (or post-news on BBC1), just like shows you'd have never thought would end up on primetime BBC1 have done so since BBC3 closed. It would be a real shame to see it happen though.
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all new Phil Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I just wish they’d do a root and branch review in all honesty. Put everything on the table and work out what content is created, what actually needs to be created, and where it fits.

But they won’t, because this is the BBC, and there are always excuses why things can’t be done (ie BBC1 HD not being regionalised, dead time overnight on CBBC not being used, changing fonts taking years, etc).
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chris Granada North West Today
I think what saves BBC4, and what somewhat made axing BBC3 completely rather pointless, is that they timeshared with CBBC and CBeebies, two services that aren't under consideration for the axe. Therefore there is no saving to be made in transmission fees, and if content just moves to the iPlayer or slots on BBC1/2, not a huge amount saved in programming either.


It’s less the transition costs, more that they were having to fill a schedule. The amount of content on BBC3 today is much less than when it was a linear channel.
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kernow
Not sure if it's been mentioned elsewhere already, but Charlie Brooker's Anti-Viral Wipe is on tomorrow evening, which will be the first programme of its kind which he has hosted in over 3 years since 2016 Wipe

DOCUMENTARY: Charlie Brookers Anti-Viral Wipe
On: BBC Two
Date: Thursday 14th May 2020 (starting tomorrow evening)
Time: 21:00 to 21:45 (45 minutes long)

The writer and broadcaster returns to front his own show since the award-winning Charlie Brooker's 2016 Wipe, to take a satirical look at life under lockdown. As well as the crisis itself, he will be finding out what people have been watching to while away the hours, with help from the ever-insightful Philomena Cunk.
(New, Widescreen, Subtitles)

Starring: Charlie Brooker, Diane Morgan, Al Campbell

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Marked By: 'Reminder: Charlie Brookers Anti-Viral Wipe' and 'Category: Documentary' markers
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