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By The Red Arrow
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#378485
Barmy BBC cuts: Panorama reporters go but "crap BBC Buzzfeed" stays
Outrage as 415 jobs are cut and Panorama loses key journalists.
http://www.newstatesman.com/media-mole/ ... feed-stays" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
 
By youngian
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#378520
cut BBC Magazine - the bit of the BBC website full of middle-aged men writing middle-of-the-road features that an airline in-flight brochure would be ashamed of.
Advice for foreigners on how Britons walk
Some friends from Australia asked me this question as we battled down London's Oxford Street the other day, weaving our way through determined shoppers, rushing office workers and ambling tourists.

The answer is we don't. The British have little sense of pavement etiquette, preferring a slalom approach to pedestrian progress. When two strangers approach each other, it often results in the performance of a little gavotte as they double-guess in which direction the other will turn.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28352045
 
By Bones McCoy
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#537197
Noooooo!!!!

BBC cancels Robot Wars after three series

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2018- ... ee-series/

The BBC said that the show wouldn't be returning in order to "create room for new shows"

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There's a fairly rational (Good STEM educational telly) backlash on Twitter.

Meanwhile I'm hilariously imagining the Sunday Mail's reaction:
The PC brigade have their way and the new shows will be typical BBC lesbian remoaner nonsense.
By banning this sort of this they'll only succeed in driving it underground.
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I hope that a commercial channel will take up the franchise (a la Bake off) as the show had just found an optimal format, and a great balance between the different types of robot.

Meanwhile I'm concerned that Sir Killalot, Matilda and Sgt Smash might tek mah jerrrrb.
#537211
Bones McCoy wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:10 pm
Noooooo!!!!

BBC cancels Robot Wars after three series

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2018- ... ee-series/

The BBC said that the show wouldn't be returning in order to "create room for new shows"

-----------------

There's a fairly rational (Good STEM educational telly) backlash on Twitter.

Meanwhile I'm hilariously imagining the Sunday Mail's reaction:
The PC brigade have their way and the new shows will be typical BBC lesbian remoaner nonsense.
By banning this sort of this they'll only succeed in driving it underground.
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I hope that a commercial channel will take up the franchise (a la Bake off) as the show had just found an optimal format, and a great balance between the different types of robot.

Meanwhile I'm concerned that Sir Killalot, Matilda and Sgt Smash might tek mah jerrrrb.
On another forum I read the ratings were poor and that's why they cancelled it, a problem that could have been solved if they moved the show to another slot.
 
By Bones McCoy
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#537232
Abernathy wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:07 am
Might it have been cancelled because it's errrr... a bit shite ?
I'd argue that it appeals to a certain type of viewer who is poorly served by mainstream programming.
Had BBC3 not been butchered it might have found a slot there.

I felt that the last series finally hit on a winning formula that balanced robot fighting, information and entertainment.
The ratings killer was scheduling it opposite the Blue Planet.
You'd have thought that 2 "STEM oriented" * shows might have been kept apart.


* I hate the term, but it's a succinct description of a particular type of programme.
 
By Andy McDandy
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#537235
By banning this sort of this they'll only succeed in driving it underground.
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The first rule of robot club is you don't talk about robot club. The second rule of robot club is no smoking.
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#540637
BBC4 had a very informative international news programme at 7pm every evening that I haven't seen for a while but tuned in last week and it is now shocking dumbed down shite with a breakfast TV type format. Some hack is in one studio who flirts and jokes with BBC America's ghastly Katty Kay. Top international stories included a former clown standing as Democrat senator; "He'll have plenty to juggle in Congress Katty." Fuck off

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b ... 1-19042018
mattomac liked this
#540641
Yes, it's the sort of thing Chris Morris and the Onion News Network were taking the piss out of on both sides of the Atlantic a few years ago.
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By oboogie
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#609574
BBC4 is one of my favourite channels - all those late night music docs are great and they must be cheap to make: film some interviews with whoever's still alive and edit together a load of achieve clips - job's a goodun.
 
By Boiler
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#609575
Where'd you read that, Malc? The target audience for BBC3 is much more likely to consume online and non-linear, whereas the BBC4 audience isn't. If you could believe that BBC2 would return to its roots then I'd not have a problem with that. I'd heard Hall had suggested a return to the broadcast platforms for BBC3.

However... I suspect that this will produce a backlash akin to the time Auntie threatened to turn Long Wave off.... :lol:
Last edited by Boiler on Thu May 14, 2020 12:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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