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Community Level 6ShoppingGirl

ShoppingGirl

Tipping the Velvet... the dildo's tomorrow

AdvantagesEnlightening, entertaining, sexy....

Disadvantages... but not sexy enough for some?

"Five million viewers can’t be wrong! Tipping the Velvet, Andrew Davies’ adaptation of Sarah Waters’ Victorian lesbian romp, has actually trumped The Office in the ratings. The advance publicity for this drama was simply phenomenal – pretty much every newspaper and entertainment mag had profiled the writer, or one of the cast, in the weeks preceding it’s tv premiere. So we all knew much of what to expect – ..." Read review
15.10.2002

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Community Level 5kfingleton

kfingleton

Two's Company...

AdvantagesWide range of programming not just aimed at the masses

DisadvantagesSeen as alternative to some

"Continuing my trawl throw the world of television, I come secondly to (strangely) channel number two, that’s BBC Two for those of you who don’t have a TV. But then, if you had no TV, but had a PC you’d be pretty strange. Anywho, BBC Two it is then. Despite existing on the screens of four nations for almost 40 years, BBC Two is still seen as the alternative channel. It is the Liberal Democrat of the viewing public, admirable but ..." Read review
23.02.2001

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Community Level 4Raybid

Raybid

BBC1 has a little brother and he is much funnier

AdvantagesGrown up and childish , clever and down-to-earth, funny and serious

DisadvantagesIt spawned The Weakest Link

"...the five on offer , BBC2 shines most brightly. First, TV is essentially a massive waste of time. It is an almost entirely passive experiance and more people spend more time watching it than any other activity. So, bearing this in mind, I don't watch a great deal of TV (just the average 10 to 15 hours a day) and like to view selectively. I want a channel that stimulates me intellectually, challenges me morally, stirs me emotionally and doesn't wear ..." Read review
11.09.2001

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Community Level 1LeiaOS

LeiaOS

Bbc and sci-fi

AdvantagesDoes show sci-fi

Disadvantagestreats sci-fi shows badly!

"Not really about BBC2 but BBc in general. Why do they treat sci-fi fans as a minority? I mean loads of people like to watch sci-fi yet the BBc acts like they don't matter. Whenever sport comes along its always sci-fi that is removed yet in the world cup Eastenders was still shown when the footie was on! We aren't all satisfied with Star Trek repeats, we need to see something new! It can't be lack of budget, I mean they payed loads for footie didn't ..." Read review
11.08.2000

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Community Level 4WILMA

WILMA

BBC2 see the future of Ann

AdvantagesAnn Robinson, great links between programmes

DisadvantagesWell its BBC2, Open University programmes at 2 in the morning

"...field. I’ve even started watching BBC2 on a more regular basis just in the hope that I might see a new one, there are quite literally hundreds of them. I don’t know what Ann thinks of the links, as I’m not a close personal friend, but it would be an interesting talking point if I were, but she must be confused and very proud of her recent meteoric rise to fame. She spent so many years knocking around doing perhaps not the best ..." Read review
28.03.2001

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Community Level 4zef

zef

this life and top gear

Advantages2 great shows Top Gear This Life

Disadvantagesheavy on education so can be boring

"bbc2 is for more education programs and many go through the night including open university, but two of its best programs to date are the motoring magazine show top gear and the sort of soap opera come drama This Life. Top gear just test drives all the latest cars by wheel spining them, handbrake turns and doughnuting them and is very good now that they have finally got rid of the arrogant and snobbish presenters like Jermey Clarkson and Quentin Wilson. ..." Read review
15.08.2000

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Community Level 3fiisch

fiisch

We're paying for this?

AdvantagesSome good programmes, funny comedy zone

DisadvantagesComedy zone in decline, boring, black & white films

"BBC 1 & 2 share between them the best programes shown on terrestrial television, but you would expect this due to the £70 - £80 we pay for our licensing fee. The big advantage with the BBC is the omission of adverts on this channel. Channel 4 shows absolutely rubbish programmes with the exception of a minute minority. I do class BBC 1 as the best channel followed closely by BBC 2. However, my opinion of BBC 2 has taken a steep decline following ..." Read review
03.09.2000

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Community Level 1revboy

revboy

6 o'clock lifeline

Advantagescult TV mainstay

DisadvantagesSport interference

"...a major advantage. Aside from this, BBC2 continues to show entertaining programmes for those of us who despise the national lottery or game shows, or anything involving Dale Winton. The only bugbear is the unpleasant summer tendency to shift schedules to accomodate sport. No balls, please. ..." Read review
10.08.2000

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Community Level 4Grix_Thraves

Grix_Thraves

A great channel...

AdvantagesGood range of programmes.

DisadvantagesNot much at all.

"British Broadcasting Corperation 2, is by far better than Brit Broad Corp 1, which is full of cookery and interior design programmes, which hog daytime AND NOW evening as well. Not good. Thank heavens for BBC 2, with its great comedys and films (the 70's nights are great for films, I wonder whats on today...) and some very good documentarys and educational programmes. The range is very good, and we even get the marvoulous Simpsons on it as well. This ..." Read review
23.09.2000

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Community Level 2Roogirl

Roogirl

BORING!!!!

AdvantagesSimpsons, Roswell High, Buffy, Outer Limits

DisadvantagesBoring!!!! :-P

"This channel is only interesting if you're an old aged pensioner. The only good programs are prog's like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Simpsons, The Outer Limits, and Roswell High. What has always intrigued me is the fact that all of the educational programs are on early, very early like 2 o'clock am, and most students are in bed dreaming at that time!!!! And also, not everyone owns a VCR!!!! I think that they should show more comedy programs like ..." Read review
10.09.2000

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Community Level 3becky_uk

becky_uk

Old or Babies

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"This channel tends to cater more for the educational side of things. They do also have a few comic programmes such as Third Rock From The Sun, and a good and popular teen programme Buffy The Vampire Slayer, but the channel does take on an image that only old people would want to watch it because of the programmes that are on. The channel focuses on the learning zone, revision guides, nature programmes, documentaries and other things like this, and ..." Read review
30.07.2000

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Community Level 3demongit

demongit

ive worn the button out on my control

Advantagesexcellent variety

Disadvantagesive worn out the number 2 on my controller!

"...can the BBC turn to? BBC2 has always been a major driving force for the BBC. It was the channel that launched gardening programs, and DIY programs such as gardeners world, and home front. They were the driving force behind comedy, producing the hits such as Red Dwarf and Reeves and Mortimer! The BBC then take the best shows and put them on BBC one, such as changing rooms! The daily line up is excellent! Mornings see the childrens TV followed by ..." Read review
28.03.2001

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Community Level 6danradders

danradders

BBC2-with variety

AdvantagesVariety of programmes

DisadvantagesEasily filled in with old stuff

"Looking at BBC2 at the moment (literally) there is a film on. I think this seems to reflect the general image that BBC2 has given the public of itself. Well, if you look more closely at BBC2, at the right time of day, the image transforms. From 5:15 onwards is where it kicks in. The Weakest Link now has a notorious reputation thanks to Anne Robinson and her "you are the weakest link. Goodbye." - very blunt, and quite comical! The simpsons follow on ..." Read review
30.12.2000

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Community Level 5BIGHORSE

BIGHORSE

BBC 2 - alternative but sporadically good

AdvantagesAlternative, not so bothered about content

DisadvantagesInconsistent

"BBC2 is the kind of channel which you might be able to go weeks without watching, but then you can find a week of programmes that really captivate your interest and the imagination. Currently they have one of the best quiz shows on TV showing at 5:15 every day in the Weakest Link with the hilariously stern Anne Robinson as the presenter with a chance to win up to 10 grand relatively easily. Also no-one would doubt they have some excellent documentaries, ..." Read review
25.09.2000

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Community Level 5robertliu84

robertliu84

BBC 2

AdvantagesEducation and entertainment

DisadvantagesExcessive sports coverage

"Well since BBC 1 mostly covers news, BBC 2 is more of a educational and entertainment channel. In early mornings there are Bitesize programs to help with peoples study, and at evenings there are plenty of entertaining programs. From 6pm, Simpsons, Star Trek, Buffy, all of them. Before that, there are cooking shows and also DIY and gardening programs. All a very nice range of programs. Since it's BBC, then there are no adverts, which is good, so no ..." Read review
06.08.2000

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