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Posted by: Omnipresent
10-04-2024, 07:15 PM
Forum: Programme Presentation
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BBC2 will celebrate its Diamond Anniversary on 20th April 2024. So far there are two special music compilations on its anniversary weekend "60 Songs: BBC Two at 60" and "Classical Years: BBC Two at 60". 

Quote:A celebration of some of the biggest names in music, offering an epic compilation of 60 songs performed over the past 60 years to celebrate BBC Two's diamond anniversary.

All the performances featured originated on BBC Two and have formed an important part of the channel's output over its 60-year history. Featuring such musicians as Joni Mitchell, Elton John, the Rolling Stones, Dolly Parton, Stormzy, Sam Smith, Kylie Minogue, Bob Marley, Blondie and Queen. 

Quote:A celebration of the astonishing breadth of talent from 60 years of BBC Two’s finest classical performances. From its first days on air in 1964, BBC Two has placed classical music at the centre of its arts programming. From Jacqueline du Pré to Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Verdi to Stravinsky, Maria Callas to Jessye Norman, the greatest names have thrilled in concerts, films, and features.

So far there's no sign of an updated Happy Birthday BBC2 documentary or repeats of previous anniversary programming like Harry and Paul's Story of the Twos.

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Posted by: Blubatt
09-04-2024, 10:05 PM
Forum: Programme Presentation
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I think that we live in a fairly permissive society, with many things being allowed on the airwaves that are challenging for some viewers, but are allowed to air intact. But something that has interested me are when TV channels go out of their way to censor programming that is allowed to air intact in other countries. Obviously, different countries have different rules on censorship, so for the purpose of this thread, I will limit it to programming that has, for one reason or another, been censored in the United Kingdom. I am sure an international thread for this topic would bring up a lot of stuff too.

The first two examples of censorship that I will mention pertain to The Troubles. Both The Simpsons and Star Trek: The Next Generation aired on the BBC during the 90's (When BBC had terrestrial TV rights to both shows), and there are two clips from the show that were censored for their references to Irish Nationalist Terrorism. 

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Posted by: mouseboy33
05-04-2024, 05:00 PM
Forum: Programme Presentation
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In same way they worked to together to broadcast The Traitors. BBC and NBC will work together to simultaneously film both version. This relationship that is bubbling is quite interesting to see. Destination X is a Belgian reality show that both broadcasters saw as interesting format. It will be interesting to see if NBC will shunt this programme to Peacock instead of NBC itself. Plus it will be interesting to see the simliarites and differences of each version. Traitors for all intents and purposes looks the same for the most part. The casting/host and some other mild music editing choices aside...they arent too different. This will be interesting. I wonder how closely NBC and BBC work together looking at global formats to collab on. It make so much sense, especially for production cost reasons. Use the same set ups games/competitions and just film them twice with different casts. 

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Posted by: Andrew
03-04-2024, 09:28 PM
Forum: Channel Presentation
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Are ITV suddenly really scared of getting Ofcom complaints

Hardly any episode of Corrie or Emmerdale goes by without being introduced with a warning

Often it is “Now with Strong Emotions…” when in reality it’s just bog standard soap fare

Tonight we had “With scenes of intimidation” which was basically just two teen boys squaring up to each other for a minute. I’m sure you used to get scenes like that in Grange Hill 30 years ago.

Every time Cain Dingle roughs someone up in Emmerdale we have to be told beforehand that there will be “scenes of threat and violence”

I know it’s common to get post watershed warnings of strong language but now it seems they warn about any drama of any description

It’s becoming quite comical to hear what they warn about next.

Are they running scared or are viewers just too soft these days

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Posted by: IBM
02-04-2024, 08:37 AM
Forum: Online Presentation
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Forgive me if this is the wrong forum for this. I don't quite know where wrbsites for former channels belong.

I was watching technical difficulty clips and came upon some Bid ones. I decided to see if the Bid website ( was still up. It looks to be up, but as a shell, with no products in any categories.

The site still has a 2019 copyright date. I understand the TV service ended. Is the website still active intentionally, or has it just not been taken down?


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Posted by: TheGregmeister
26-03-2024, 10:20 PM
Forum: Industry News, Technology and Facilities
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This article has been published on the BBC News website today . . .

BBC to explore how to reform licence fee, director general says 

I've made my feelings about the TV Licence on this forum very clear before now. It's an anachronistic obsolete charge. It shouldn't be reformed. It should be abolished.

I think we need to have an honest conversation about this. I don't want the BBC to go away, but it's funding seriously needs to change.

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Posted by: mouseboy33
25-03-2024, 07:45 PM
Forum: News and Sport Presentation
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For decades CityTv perfected the newsroom as its set walking and talking and presenting from its own newsroom. This is the look that was copied globally. Even by Channel 5 in the UK. Well its finally over. They have shoved its presenters behind a desk effectively ending decades of a format they perfected. Sad day and another nail in the coffin of Citytv.

CityNews has a 24/7 streaming news channel after its first creation CP24 was stripped away when the CHUM sale happened. So you can watch the channel live. 

Its sad to see this innovative and create station reduced to rubble over the years and is neither a shadow of its former self but disppear into the sameness of everything around it. Sad

Nothing tops this icon walk and top open with Gord Martineau. Goodness. So good and raw. So very City in its style. All gone now. 

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Posted by: lookoutwales
25-03-2024, 12:47 PM
Forum: Programme Presentation
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5 Live is going all out to mark its 30th birthday on Thursday.

Jane Garvey and Peter Allen return as guests for Breakfast and Drive, along with special editions of Wake Up to Money, Nicky Campbell's phone-in, the Adrian Chiles show and 5 Live Sport.

There'll also be a Yearbook feature throughout the day - with all 30 clips available online and via the socials. 

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Posted by: TMD_24
22-03-2024, 06:27 PM
Forum: News and Sport Presentation
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There is royal annoucement coming at 6pm with the Channel 5 news extended until 6:30pm. 

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Posted by: lookoutwales
20-03-2024, 02:30 PM
Forum: Programme Presentation
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Didn't know where to fit this so figured it might be worth starting off a new thread.

The 'new' BRMB - which coincidentally 'celebrated' the 50th anniversary of the original station last month - has been given a £1200 penalty for the numerous breaches of its broadcast licence when it was operating as Big City Radio. 

The full 22-page judgement goes into a lot of legalities - and looks at precedent cases - but it does suggest that even management weren't sure if they were responsible for what was going out (and bearing in mind, this is the same ownership as the commercial Sunshine Radio) 

I'm still not sure if they're being entirely truthful - there's only one 'specialist' local show on the schedule (the licence states it's meant to focus on the ethnic communities around Aston) and there's still a few identifiable syndicated shows at weekends.

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