BBC Comedy cutbacks Page 3

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Aaron

  • Sunday 30th January 2011, 4:12pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
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Quote: Tim Walker @ January 28 2011, 11:40 PM GMT

Do you mean this in terms of a change in its programme-making ethos, or simply the way it's become increasingly beholden to government and generally lost its independence?


Tim, you seem to talk as if the two issues are separate. Silly boy.

Quote: Mark @ January 29 2011, 6:32 PM GMT

I'm sure we can provide the BBC with a list of shows that we won't miss if they're axed ;)


Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle ad infinitum.

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Matthew Stott

  • Sunday 30th January 2011, 4:45pm
  • Yemen
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And only takes up six half hours a year.

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David2006

  • Tuesday 1st February 2011, 8:07am [Edited]
  • England
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Seems ironic that at the same time as they announce cutbacks, two of the most abysmal - "Come Fly with Me" and "Grandma's House" have been recommissioned.

Only needs them to announce another run of "Coming of Age" and they'll have made it a hat trick.

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chipolata

  • Tuesday 1st February 2011, 9:59am [Edited]
  • England
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This has been raised before, but how much does your average sitcom or panel show actually cost? And is there much variation within those kinds of shows? For example, does Rev cost more than Grandma's House, or are they all much of a muchness?

Quote: David2006 @ February 1 2011, 8:07 AM GMT

Seems ironic that at the same time as they announce cutbacks, two of the most abysmal - "Come Fly with Me" and "Grandma's House" have been recommissioned.


It's probably less risky to recommission than to commission a brand new show. I'm assuming what they have greenlit for a second series now have a built in fanbase that will tune in for seconds.

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Matthew Stott

  • Tuesday 1st February 2011, 10:02am [Edited]
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Quote: David2006 @ February 1 2011, 8:07 AM GMT

Seems ironic that at the same time as they announce cutbacks, two of the most abysmal - "Come Fly with Me" and "Grandma's House" have been recommissioned.


No irony present; Grandma's House is top-notch, and Come Fly With Me has been a pretty big success.

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Baumski

  • Tuesday 1st February 2011, 10:21am
  • England
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For comedy cutbacks look no further than Danny Cohen where he is undertaking a cull all of his own and worst of all, he'll be allowed to get away with it.

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sootyj

  • Tuesday 1st February 2011, 10:57am
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Shows that should be banned

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Aaron

  • Tuesday 1st February 2011, 9:45pm
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... No.

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David2006

  • Monday 7th February 2011, 5:55pm [Edited]
  • England
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Quote: Matthew Stott @ February 1 2011, 10:02 AM GMT

No irony present; Grandma's House is top-notch, and Come Fly With Me has been a pretty big success.


Nothing to do with irony, I saw the first two episodes of "Grandma's House" and IMO they were both shockingly abysmal. Fair do's if anyone likes it - subjectiveness of comedy and all that.

I'm surprised at the success of CFWM although I suppose it has maintained the Little Britain tradition of just doing the same jokes every week and getting away with it so I suppose there was a winning formula there.

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David2006

  • Monday 7th February 2011, 10:02pm
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I fear that they may use this an excuse to axe the programme (again) but I hope they don't - there's certainly no reason that the show can't go on without him.

Just as long as they don't bring Miranda Hart back becasue it has been so much better without her awful presence!!!

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Matthew Stott

  • Monday 7th February 2011, 10:06pm [Edited]
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Quote: David2006 @ February 7 2011, 10:02 PM GMT

I fear that they may use this an excuse to axe the programme (again) but I hope they don't - there's certainly no reason that the show can't go on without him.


Really?! Maybe in the series after next Lee can leave too and it can just carry on! After a certain point, I think it's time to give it up.

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Agnes Guano

  • Wednesday 9th February 2011, 12:33am
  • Tediumcester, England
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I do happen to know the Beeb are making a new series of Two Pints of Lager. Let's all hope and pray to whatever voodoo idols we worship that this series will be the last.