BBC3 to be axed under director general’s plans
The closure of BBC3 is to be proposed by the broadcaster’s director general, the Guardian understands, bringing the curtain down on the youth-oriented TV channel after 11 years.
Tony Hall is expected to announce later this month that he is axing the channel – which first aired programmes ranging from Gavin and Stacey to Hotter Than My Daughter – as part of a plan to save £100m a year. Read more
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BBC THREE IS REALLY IMPORTANT
BBC Three gives so many young people a chance to break into the television industry which, speaking from experience on both sides, is REALLY FREAKING HARD!!
BBC Three caters to a very specific age bracket - 18-26 - which I think is why people have been so flippant about the plan to shut it down. People are quick to call it trashy TV because it’s not all serious or intellectual, but…that’s kind of the point?? BBC Three is a youth oriented channel, but the people criticising it aren’t youth.
But despite that, the channel does actually provide a lot of ‘intellectual’ content that’s relevant to us, or at least I think so. Documentaries about self image, sexuality and gender, disabilities, teenage parents, addiction and safe sex might not be intellectual enough for some people, but it’s very relevant to our generation, not to mention shows like The Revolution Will Be Televised.
Added to that, BBC Three is the home of Torchwood, Doctor Who Confidential, Being Human, Little Britain, Gavin and Stacey, Bad Education, Some Girls, Russell Howard’s Good News and so many more shows that are adored by so many of you!!
BBC Three is a voice for our generation - one that has the capability of actually making people listen - and it’s being taken away. And that’s actually pretty terrible.