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Old 8th May 2020, 09:34 PM
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QUATERMASS series with Sir John Mills (1979)
Got the Network release of this. It's very good. Weird but good.
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Old 11th May 2020, 08:14 PM
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Old 20th May 2020, 06:19 AM
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BBC Three could return as an on-air channel | BBC News

"The BBC is hoping to bring back BBC Three as a regular TV channel, four years after it was taken off air and moved online.

The youth channel, which commissioned hits like Normal People and Fleabag, will also have its budget doubled.

It left linear TV in 2016 to save 30m, and because the corporation said young people were watching more shows online.

The BBC now says it is "considering the case" for returning the channel to "linear television".

A BBC spokesman said "we'd be wrong not to back a service that is doing better than anyone could have ever conceived".

The turnaround will be formally announced as part of the BBC's annual plan on Wednesday, but there was no news about the fate of BBC Four, which has been rumoured for the axe.

The corporation warned that putting BBC Three back on TV will mean reductions in other areas, especially as the BBC's income has been reduced by 125 million during the coronavirus outbreak.

But it says those decisions won't be made until the autumn when there is a clearer picture of the BBC's finances.

However, the BBC did say it had no plans to close BBC Four at the moment.
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BBC Three launched in 2003 and made its name with hits like Little Britain and Gavin & Stacey.

In recent years, it has also been behind comedy and drama successes like This Country, People Just Do Nothing, My Left Nut and the Bafta-winning Killed By My Debt.

It has also made the reality shows RuPaul's Drag Race UK and Glow Up; as well as hard-hitting documentaries like Stacey Dooley's investigations and Jesy Nelson's Odd One Out.

Normal People, an adaptation of the Sally Rooney novel, recently propelled BBC Three to its biggest ever week on iPlayer, with 21.8 million requests for the channel's programmes.

Its shows have been aired on regular TV as well as online, including in a dedicated zone on BBC One after the News At Ten since last spring.

When it moved online in February 2016, the BBC Trust said "independent evidence shows younger audiences are watching more online and watching less linear TV".

But BBC Three reached 8% of British 16-34-year-olds per week in 2018/19, down from 22% in 2015/16.

The BBC now says its research shows there is a potential large linear audience for the channel's programmes, which it says are reaching both young people and the wider audience in "big numbers".

The news comes two months after director general Tony Hall told MPs the board was looking to "divert more resources into BBC Three to build the kind of creative content they're delivering".

But with the corporation needing to make savings, there has been speculation that BBC Four may be among the casualties.

A petition calling for the channel to be saved has attracted more than 58,000 signatures."
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Old 20th May 2020, 06:25 AM
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Truth be told I have rarely watched anything for years that's by the BBC, main 2 have been Doctor who when it's on, and still game, and that can be found on Netflix so still don't even have to watch the bbc channels.
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Old 20th May 2020, 08:01 AM
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I think that the success of those BBC3 shows is because it's an on demand service now, most people don't sit down to watch TV at set times anymore and you watch something when you're in the right mood for it. It'd be a mistake to bring the channel back to a traditional format now.
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Old 20th May 2020, 08:23 AM
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I think that the success of those BBC3 shows is because it's an on demand service now, most people don't sit down to watch TV at set times anymore and you watch something when you're in the right mood for it. It'd be a mistake to bring the channel back to a traditional format now.
True because how many people watch things on, plane, bus, train, as a passenger in a car, or even at work.
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Old 21st May 2020, 09:40 AM
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Buffy is heading back to UK TV screens - and you can stream every episode for FREE from June | The Digital Fix

"Channel 4 have signed a deal with Disney who now own the rights to Buffy the Vampire Slayer to allow the UK terrestrial broadcaster to reshow the hit series on our TV screens from next month. And even better, every single episode will be available to stream on demand on All 4 from 1st June for the total cost of absolutely nothing.

A return to the demon-infested streets of Sunnydale is long overdue and the series will be broadcast on E4 from 11pm every weeknight from 1st June.

The series sees Buffy Summers settle in a new town trying to leave her vampire slaying days behind her, but she doesn't count on the fact that her new home sits on top of the Hellmouth which means all manner of vampires are there ready for some slayer action."


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Good news for those who don't don't have every season on DVD. For those who, like me, do own the lot and prefer to watch them in the original aspect ratio, that's distinctly 'meh' news.
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Disney and Buffy seems a bit of an odd mix.
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Well Disney do own Fox now, who made Buffy. But yeah, it's strange when you say Disney and Buffy the Vampire Slayer in the same sentence. Won't be long until they own everything.
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