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
reblogging again because I really want people to care about this like
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.
i can’t believe that just 13 years ago he behaved like this to these young people, degrading and humiliating them, and the audience laughed and he got away with it. it’s disgusting. whether these people are gender-queer, gay, boys, girls, have gender dysphoria, like dressing like a guy, even just don’t like typical girls clothes, it doesn’t fucking matter. these kind of things are ruining these young people’s lives. it is not the parents right to enforce their ridiculous ideals on their children. it physically pains me to watch this. this IS a problem. stop forcing people into gender roles that they DO NOT identify with or want to conform to. for fuck sake.
She knows the word ‘lesbian’ because someone at school told her. Strange child. NONE of what is in this is meant to be offensive…I think we all know Dan and Phil aren’t actually lesbians.
"oh my god becky, i just saw the tallest lesbian ever"
Dan and Phil you fucking lezzas
I’m finding it hard to believe any of this came out of the mouth of a six year old
Binged and then almost purged. Stopped in time. It’s been like 8 months. For fuck sake.