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BBC 4 - zero viewing figures

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by common, Jan 9, 2003.

  1. common

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    Ratings issued yesterday suggest BBC 4 is attracting so few viewers that it's not even registering on the system (it was suggested that for many programmes it is possible that no one is watching)

    BBC4 cost £30m - isn't it about time the BBC start spending our £112 a year more wisely ?
     
  2. Confucius

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    I watch it. Not all the time, but more than ITV or CH4.
     
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    I occasionally watch it, it does have some interesting documentaries on it.

    Would prefer they waste my licence money on this serious programming, than the gash they import from the states.
     
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    I've watched a couple of things on it. I notice they're starting to shift the type of programmes they show lately - going for a few movies and what not. Let's hope they do something with it though as it's a waste of bandwidth at the moment.
     
  5. Ian J

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    Can you switch off the transmitter when you've finished watching please.
     
  6. Confucius

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    No.
     
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    Hi,

    I occasionally watch BBC4, but it has too much of an erratic programming nature.

    It was supposed to output the best of "serious" TV, e.g. documentaries, discussions, arts programming and foreign cinema.

    Well, bearing in mind this statement, my main concern is that too much is repeated, both weekly, and the next month, whilst other shows rarely get shown at all.

    I'd love BBC4 to repeat all 26 parts of "People's Century". It has been on before, but often not all the episodes are shown, or the more controversial ones are censored!

    And with the BBC wanting to try out a new BBC3, to attract the "youth" audience, I just think the BBC is biting off more than it can chew.

    Pooch
     
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    doesn't it come down to the fact that they compile these figures by asking people in town centres during the day by having people with clip boards asking people? I think most BBC 4 veiwers are unlikley to found in this siyuation, its a bit like going to a greasy spoon and asking how many people bought the FT in the past 6 weeks. Then telling the publisher that no one bought and they should stop.
    Utter nonsense!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
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    Yeah but BBC4 really is crap.
     
  10. Confucius

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    No, it isn't crap.
     
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    Guess who's given up smoking :D
     
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    You listening Squirrel :D :D :D
     
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    what is BBC3 then?

    Only watched 4 a couple of times, i put on some dvd review/collection thing

    had some fat bloke stuart presenting it

    it was pretty dull


    well done squirrel for giving up smoking, you might have set fire to your tail
     
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    I haven't given up smoking. Confucius and Ian have.

    I see from the schedule that BBC4 are showing a lot of war programming tonight. I think we know why Confucius likes BBC4 now :)

    BBC3 is the rebadged BBC Choice.
     
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    sorry

    didn't read it properly

    bbc choice is bbc3?

    well it shows what attention I pay
     
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    It's some dreadful 'youf' orientated channel (yes, it used to be BBC Choice). Mind you, at least it gets the first run of 'Shooting Stars'.

    Much better if it could show 'wall to wall' Dad's Army & Porridge repeats (or any other classic comedy from the 60s, 70s & 80s).

    At least Porridge is (slowly) appearing on DVD.


    Mmm, I'm afraid I shall be even more bad tempered than normal for a couple of years or so.
     
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    I watched BBC 4 last night! :eek:

    There was a prog called 'Tramp and Dictator' IIRC.

    About Chaplin's 'Great Dicator' film and the problems he had making it, etc.

    Pretty interesting.
     

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