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Lack of choice

Published 5 March 2014

BLOG: From rumours to facts – BBC Three is on the closure list

Storify: what’s wrong with BBC commissioning and scheduling

Published 27 March 2012

BLOG: A discussion on Twitter about the BBC’s incomprehensible scheduling policies of late

Redefining Auntie

Published 6 October 2011

BLOG: Delivering Quality First is coming

Twin dilemma

Published 19 August 2011

Much has been said this week about proposed cutbacks that may (or may not) affect BBC Four, the ‘highbrow’ digital TV channel that has a relatively small but fiercely loyal…

Closing time

Published 10 June 2011

As the BBC continues to wrestle with the prospect of making significant cost savings, the subject of channel closures (television or radio) has reared its head yet again, but this…

A narrower perspective

Published 5 June 2011

As a television channel, BBC Four has been the subject of much scrutiny as of late, and not just because it happens to be a digital-only TV channel with a…

Who’s cheating who?

Published 21 February 2011

Ever feel that you’ve been had? Some viewers of BBC Three’s reality-cum-consumer advice show The Real Hustle might conceivably feel that they have been duped themselves with the revelation that…

Most people like the BBC as it is

Published 3 March 2010

Although the article leads on a poll result that suggest that the majority of the UK population are “broadly in favour” of the proposed BBC cuts, a new poll published…

Beating the retreat

Published 2 March 2010

BBC to cut £100m from overhead costs and axe digital stations BBC Strategy Review document (PDF file) When proposing something as major as the closure of public services like radio…

Have your say

Published 6 December 2008

BBC Trust: Survey of BBC services aimed at 13-34 year-olds If you have a spare moment or two today, the BBC Trust are actively seeking views from members of the…

Corporation crunch

Published 1 December 2008

BBC3 and BBC4 face budget cuts At least the downturn in the commercial property market has prevented the BBC from taking the easy, short-term solution of selling the family silver…

Three’s just a crowd

Published 9 March 2008

Three’s New Look

BBC Three, relaunched

Published 13 February 2008

Last night was an important occasion for BBC Three, as it unveiled both a new(ish) schedule and a whole new look for the channel. The blob idents became history with…

In the pink

Published 22 January 2008

Digital Spy: BBC Three unveils new look, new ethos It’s been five years since the launch of BBC Three together with distinctive idents that feature ‘blob’ characters, and five years…

Review of the Year: 2005

Published 15 December 2005

A look back at a busy year of broadcasting January – Jerry Springer, who’ll buy ITV and a new look to Channel 4. 2005 got off to a bang when…

All or nothing

Published 24 May 2004

The BBC3 logo that comes and goes

The Controller’s Chair: BBC Three

Published 1 January 2004

Third time wasn’t so lucky for BBC Three. Give Ian Beaumont a go

Third time lucky

Published 1 January 2004

David Hastings reviews the first few months of BBC Three

Three’s Company

Published 1 January 2004

Will Tudor welcomes the arrival of BBC Three

Liquid Reflections.

Published 16 November 2003

I must confess that haven’t actually seen Liquid News for quite a while due to a lack of digital TV (and flast year, a lack of TV), but it’s a…

Your choice

Published 1 January 2003

The lack of choice on BBC Choice and the coming of BBC Three