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Old 13-12-2012, 23:04
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The Guardian is reporting that BBC executive of Daytime wants the Likely Lads and other Black and White series to be repeated on BBC Two Daytime when it changes in January. Surely an ideal time and year to see Classic Who. Apparently the schedule will try an appeal to retired men with programming skewed towards politics and news and some classic series being reshown starting with The Blue Planet etc. Think Doctor Who deserves to get an airing in its anniversary year surely
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Old 13-12-2012, 23:35
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There should certainly be some Classic Who shown on the main channels next year, maybe one episode around 4pm on Sat and Sun if BBC2.
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Old 14-12-2012, 00:21
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They could even put them on in the early evening to go up against the quiz/game shows every other channel has on at this time. But then they probably won't, as that would interrupt their own quiz shows...

But yes; it would be fantastic to see this. I think it would even entice a lot of younger fans (such as myself, though I'm going to start collecting the DVDs) into older Who. I'm sure a lot of them have a certain curiosity to see what made Who so special in the first place and what it had to get it to where it is now. And of course, who doesn't want to know why their Mum used to hide behind the sofa every week?
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Old 14-12-2012, 00:41
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I would love to see a classic story from each Doctor shown at the very least in the run up the Special episode/s
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Old 14-12-2012, 00:42
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Which thinking of it might be a nice idea for a thread...
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Old 14-12-2012, 00:42
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I think it would be very good exposure for Classic Who, which a lot of younger fans really enjoy...they can see Sarah Jane Smith and Jo Grant the first time around, find out what all the fuss was about the first eight Doctor's

It'd be a lot of wasted potential if they didn't, especially as the episodes were significantly shorter, and wouldn't eat into the daily schedules too much
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Old 14-12-2012, 01:10
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Someone should contact the Beeb and suggest it ... assuming Auntie hasn't already considered it herself!
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Old 14-12-2012, 08:05
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Well the article in the Guardian states that old Drama will be considered by this Daytime executive and he is currently seeking equity rights, so yeah could be time to pester the bbc into thinking about an anniversary celebration as this happens to be in the same year they are raiding the archive for daytime repeats. BBC Two is abandoning quiz shows for the whole day until 6pm, so there lots of time to fill. There is also the 5.15pm slot to decide what to do with as this is potential for a repeat, mornings look like they would be filled with politics. The predicted ratings and share are meant to go down on Two but for stuff like classic who and comedy I reckon would be really popular, more so than some of the daytime stuff just now. Who said the BBC austerity measures was a bad thing if we get a rerun! I think it would be very strange if they didn't show any archive as I think BBC Two commissioned Mark Gattis's DocuDrama so you would expect programming to compliment it. However this is BBC schedulers were talking about here!! They have the potential to run an episode every day at 5.15pm
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Old 14-12-2012, 12:38
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I think the last time there was a main channel repeat of classic who was Spearhead from Space, anyone know what ratings that got?? I can see daytime repeats being on the cards but I imagine the current production team would expect to have their say on what and when, they'd want to keep the audience fresh and eager for their product and would want to keep some sort of quality control over what is shown.....
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Old 14-12-2012, 21:58
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Problem is that it's incredibly expensive to repeat programmes made pre-Digital

Repeat fees are often as expensive as making new content. Sad, but true
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