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DEF II logo, as seen on early transmissions

DEF II was a programming strand on BBC2, which aired at 6 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 May 1988 to 23 May 1994, to serve the teenage market. It was produced by Janet Street-Porter, and followed on from her influential youth TV show Network 7, on Channel 4.[1] Many of the presenters and staff on DEF II started their careers on Network 7[2] and had followed Street-Porter when she was "poached" by the BBC.[3] It had an ident featuring a barcode which differed from the usual idents used on BBC2.

DEF II shows[edit]

Programmes shown as part of DEF II included both original content, such as Reportage, as well as those from other sources, such as American imports. These included:


  1. ^ Ian Jones (1 October 2001). "Part One: "I Want To Subvert Mainstream TV"". Off The Telly.
  2. ^ "BFI Screenonline: Street-Porter, Janet (1946–) Biography". Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  3. ^ "BFI Screenonline: Network 7 (1987–88)". Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  4. ^ "BFI | Film & TV Database | CYBERZONE". 16 April 2009. Retrieved 23 March 2014.

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