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Posted 12 March 2014 - 11:32 PM

Is anybody else as dissapointed with this decision as me?

 

Family guy marathons I guess are over :cry:


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 11:33 PM

What did BBC Three show? Being an American, I'm not too sure. I know BBC One was like news, BBC Two was comedy I think. I know there's a BBC Four, but I don't know what that's for.


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 11:35 PM

What did BBC Three show? Being an American, I'm not too sure. I know BBC One was like news, BBC Two was comedy I think. I know there's a BBC Four, but I don't know what that's for.

Pretty much just adult comedy - Family Guy, American Dad, Sun Sex & Suspicious Parents, etc. (Sun, Sex & Suspicious Parents is sort of a comedy from what the people get up to whilst on holiday, but meh)


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 11:37 PM

New comedy and new epsiodes of family guy re runs of top gear etc its pretty annoying as theres not much tv channels which is free, aimed mainly at younger audiences, yet again the younger populations seem to get a bit of a bad deal


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 01:44 AM

 

What did BBC Three show? Being an American, I'm not too sure. I know BBC One was like news, BBC Two was comedy I think. I know there's a BBC Four, but I don't know what that's for.

Pretty much just sh*t comedy

 

Fixed that one for you there, mate.

 

I hope this means they're going to keep BBC 4.

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 08:42 AM

So if bbc1 and 2 are not 5hit enough they decide to axe THREE.

 

Well i sincerely hope any brits here who pay tv licence cancel and get refunded and say you only use catch up services because that is what bbc three will be shafted too.

 

F*ck you bbc paedophiles and your dirty TV licence bull5hit. 


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 08:59 AM

So if bbc1 and 2 are not 5hit enough they decide to axe THREE.

 

Well i sincerely hope any brits here who pay tv licence cancel and get refunded and say you only use catch up services because that is what bbc three will be shafted too.

 

F*ck you bbc paedophiles and your dirty TV licence bull5hit. 

Yeah man, let's axe the BBC and w can all watch ITV and bskyb. That will be much better!

 

If you think the most impartial major news corporation in the world is not worth your money, but its sister channel that consisted of buying sh*tty American cartoons and ridiculous 'reality T.V.' shows is, then you have messed up priorities, mate. Then again your remark about BBC and paedophiles speaks volumes.

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 03:22 PM

 

So if bbc1 and 2 are not 5hit enough they decide to axe THREE.

 

Well i sincerely hope any brits here who pay tv licence cancel and get refunded and say you only use catch up services because that is what bbc three will be shafted too.

 

F*ck you bbc paedophiles and your dirty TV licence bull5hit. 

Yeah man, let's axe the BBC and w can all watch ITV and bskyb. That will be much better!

 

If you think the most impartial major news corporation in the world is not worth your money, but its sister channel that consisted of buying sh*tty American cartoons and ridiculous 'reality T.V.' shows is, then you have messed up priorities, mate. Then again your remark about BBC and paedophiles speaks volumes.

 

You have a nice way of puting things mate.  I like it.   I know what your saying but when it comes to entertainment and you only have freeview then bbc three is a pretty 5hit hot channel.  BBC do generally suck cock so badly ....no pun intended. 

 

Abolishment of the TV licence will have a place in history in a way and its just a load of cockeral   We all need to not pay it.  Refuse to put hot meat on the tables of fat bbc overpaid paedo's. Seriously, Its a crazy world I know but this sh*t is just unreal. how dare they!


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 06:54 PM

 

 

So if bbc1 and 2 are not 5hit enough they decide to axe THREE.

 

Well i sincerely hope any brits here who pay tv licence cancel and get refunded and say you only use catch up services because that is what bbc three will be shafted too.

 

F*ck you bbc paedophiles and your dirty TV licence bull5hit. 

Yeah man, let's axe the BBC and w can all watch ITV and bskyb. That will be much better!

 

If you think the most impartial major news corporation in the world is not worth your money, but its sister channel that consisted of buying sh*tty American cartoons and ridiculous 'reality T.V.' shows is, then you have messed up priorities, mate. Then again your remark about BBC and paedophiles speaks volumes.

 

You have a nice way of puting things mate.  I like it.   I know what your saying but when it comes to entertainment and you only have freeview then bbc three is a pretty 5hit hot channel.  BBC do generally suck cock so badly ....no pun intended. 

 

Abolishment of the TV licence will have a place in history in a way and its just a load of cockeral   We all need to not pay it.  Refuse to put hot meat on the tables of fat bbc overpaid paedo's. Seriously, Its a crazy world I know but this sh*t is just unreal. how dare they!

 

I think that paying  small amount of money for a largely impartial news service is worth the majority of the criticisms put towards in. I know you've probably made your mind up on this, but that scenario to me is much better than the alternative; that being the news media run completely by private corporations like News International.


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 07:14 PM Edited by Brobinski, 13 March 2014 - 07:47 PM.

BBC Three was just a cesspool of bad ideas and pandering, and I'm not disappointed it's going one bit.

 

I'm really not a fan of shows like Family Guy and American Dad, but the fact that most people watch BBC3 for them is telling of the channel's lack of contribution. Those shows will simply go elsewhere because they aren't linked at all to the BBC, they're completely third party. The channel is/was supposed to be the proving grounds for new comedy and programming specifically for young adults. The comedy has been mostly "miss" and rarely "hit". The only one I can think of that I've personally enjoyed thoroughly is the recent Uncle. Russell Howard's Good News is an example most people would use, and while I agree it can be pretty funny, it's nothing special or new and it really lacks the bite of real satire.

 

On the other point, the "young adults" programming is terrible and pandering. Shows like Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents is entertaining but it's terrible lowest common denominator pandering bullsh*t. We have privately funded channels that literally need LCD programming to survive, because they can sell the advertising at a high cost. The BBC playing the same game and trying to compete with this sort of sh*te is not only unnecessary but a slap in the face to all the licence payers.

 

BBC3 was supposed to be experimental and the channel where things were put out there to see if they stick, but it became a channel of cookie-cutter programming and boredom. If things were allowed to continue, I know there would have been a structured-reality type show in the same vein as Made in Chelsea or The Only Way is Essex on the channel, and do you really want your tax money going towards that?

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 07:28 PM Edited by Max, 13 March 2014 - 07:29 PM.

I hear what you're saying Brobinksi, but as you said BBC3 was designed to be experiemental and occasionally it still was. It was where young comedians and writers often got their start, Gavin and Stacey being a prime example. Now this decision makes the world of mainstream TV even more closed off to aspiring creatives.


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 07:36 PM Edited by Brobinski, 13 March 2014 - 08:02 PM.

Sh*t, I forgot Gavin and Stacey was BBC3. I'll concede that to them. It wasn't my cup of tea but there's no doubt there was quality there and it was loved by many.

 

Showcasing up-and-coming comedy talent was actually the best part of Russell Howard's show in my opinion. On the extended version there wasn't any more actual show content, you just got to see the guest comedian they had on in the studio after the main show and it was brilliant. I discovered a bunch of people I really like through that, with Aisling Bea being the one that sticks in my mind. If there had been more emphasis on that sort of stuff, say a comedy-club style showcase program, I'd have been a lot happier with the channel's efforts. The format doesn't always have to be innovative as long as the comedy and the performers are fresh.

 

E: In fact, thinking about it, E4 is a much better BBC3 than BBC3. Skins, The Inbetweeners, Misfits and Fresh Meat were all pretty great and aimed directly at the BBC audience.

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 11:52 PM

Only ever cared for Russell Howard's Good News and Family Guy/American Dad. The rest of it was sh*t. I can't really say I even watch those cartoons anymore save for when I need something not sh*t on in the background.

BBC Four is still cool though, especially the music stuff and insect documentaries.
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Posted 14 March 2014 - 05:13 PM

Your all pretty much right guess I just wanted to moan about the bbc which is too easy I guess


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Posted 14 March 2014 - 08:21 PM

Thank Christ. Every programme they put on that sh*te channel just makes me cringe.


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 01:27 PM

Its going to be annoying to know BBC 3 goes online only, means I won't be able to watch those Family guy/American dad marathons when I finally get into bed. f*ck. Seriously though, I've never had an issue with BBC 3, I found it to be pretty good but I skip over most of those new comedies and stuff. I do have to say that I quite like the documentries they put on though - sh*t like Stacy Doolittle (however you spell her name) and recently that Reggie Yates? guy over in South Africa. If they had more things like that then I would tune in more.


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 01:55 PM

Well Doctor Who IMO was one of the good programmes on BBC Three. I guess I won't be able to watch it constantly anymore, even when the new series starts.


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 07:21 PM Edited by Waldie, 15 March 2014 - 07:22 PM.

Good riddance to bad rubbish but it's not good enough, they should just get rid of it completely.

 

Sure I'll miss Family Guy, it was always good to have it there when there was nothing else on but really, BBC Three is utter garbage. I cringe when I see some of the juvenile drivel that's on it. Some of the comedies weren't terrible, but they weren't great either.

 

The only decent British programme I recall on in it was The Fades - it was like a cross between Buffy and The Sixth Sense. Unfortunately the BBC must have realised it was good because they promptly cancelled it after the first series.


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Posted 16 March 2014 - 12:29 PM

Thing is, I won't even miss Family guy, the just reran the same episodes every week. Once I remember they played the exact 2 same episodes  3 nights in a row.


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 02:06 PM

I only ever watched Russell Howard's Good News and the occasional Family Guy episode when I had nothing else to do. The Family Guy marathons were just repeats of what was shown the week before anyway, so I couldn't care less. I tend to watch Russell Howard's Good News on Dave now, so I've lost interest in BBC3. I did like Uncle and Pramface when they were on, though.

I can't see BBC hosting shows like Russell Howard's Good News and Uncle online only once new episodes are set to air. Hopefully the decent shows will be aired on another BBC channel. I wouldn't mind if they were aired on other channels either.

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 02:35 PM Edited by elanman, 17 March 2014 - 02:37 PM.

Our War was excellent, but other than that BBC3 never really did anything which could compare to what Channel 4 was producing. With Channel 4's lineup featuring Shameless, The Inbetweeners and others, BBC3 really couldn't compete.

 

 

As Rob has said, it's a shame that the BBC didn't do more with BBC3. The network has produced some brilliant TV, particularly on BBC4--Simon Schama's The Story of the Jews and Marcus du Sautoy's The Story of Maths remain among my favourite documentaries.


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 03:44 PM

The network has produced some brilliant TV, particularly on BBC4--Simon Schama's The Story of the Jews and Marcus du Sautoy's The Story of Maths remain among my favourite documentaries.

Let's not forget the Old Jews Telling Jokes series

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