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The Stars That Come Out To Support BBC Three Are The Reason It Should Close

by | 5th, March 2014

THE BBC is a wonderful thing and this writer will defend it forever. That said, not everything it does is perfect. Take a look at BBC Three for example, which is currently being scrutinised now that Auntie has said it might be closing it down forever and ever amen. Or, at lease, turning it into an online channel.

A BBC spokesman said “nothing is off the table”, adding “no decisions have been made”, but really, it must be nigh on impossible to justify the existence of BBC Three (and Four for that matter), when they only broadcast for half the day (seriously what is with that) and for the main part, are furiously unpopular.




In the case of BBC Four, the handful of decent shows they make could easily be shown on BBC Two. And BBC Three? Well, there’s little to save from the cull. And the stars that are calling for the channel to remain underline why it needs to go.

Jack Whitehall, Matt Lucas and Russell Kane are amongst those showing support for BBC Three.

Matt Lucas said: “Hearing horrible rumours about the possible closure of BBC3. This would be really bad for new comedy. Like, REALLY bad.”

“L ittle Britain, Gavin & Stacey, Torchwood, Being Human, Mighty Boosh, Pramface, Ideal BBC3 is the home of new comedy & drama #SaveBBC3″

While those shows were popular, you suspect that they’d find a place on TV in the post BBC Three world. And if they didn’t make it on the Beeb, there’s someone who would have them.

Meanwhile, Bad Education comic Jack Whitehall said that the channel’s support of new comedy was “vital”, adding: “I really hope reports that the BBC may kill BBC3 are just rumours.”

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