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bbc world cinema award[edit]

Unless somebody objects, I might briefly document the BBC Four World Cinema Award

2007
THE DEATH OF MR LAZARESCU
http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2007/01_january/26/cinema.shtml
Shortlist: THE BEAT THAT MY HEART SKIPPED, THE CHILD, HIDDEN, LADY VENGEANCE, VOLVER
http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2006/11_november/29/cinema.shtml

2006
DOWNFALL
http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2006/01_january/27/world.shtml
Shortlist: 2046, HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS, LOOK AT ME, THE SEA INSIDE, TROPICAL MALADY
http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2006/01_january/06/cinema.shtml

2005
The Return
http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2005/01_january/27/return.shtml
Shortlist: Bad Education, Hero, Motorcycle Diaries, Uzak, Zatoichi
http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2005/01_january/07/cinema.shtml

2004
Belleville Rendez-Vous
http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2004/01_january/24/world_cinema.shtml
Shortlist: City of God, Etre et Avoir, Good Bye Lenin!, Spirited Away, The Man Without a Past
http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2003/11_november/12/world_cinema.shtml
--TarquinSidebottom 17:50, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

Sentence Structure?[edit]

"In September 2005, the channel's new idents based on the theme of an "four" and optical illusions, for example a swimming pool where a person on an inflatable ring appears in the bottom left corner, though ripples don't enter the remaining quarters." - I think there's something awkward about this sentence structure.

  • Is "idents" shorthand for identity or identities? "In September 2005, the channel's new idents...appears in the bottom left corner, though ripples don't enter the remaining quarters." Even if it is correct, "idents" might need to be substituted with something else.
  • I'm not sure about "for example a swimming pool where a person on an inflatable ring" and "though ripples don't enter the remaining quarters" being implemented into the same sentence. One of these is okay, but both could potentially make the sentence look like a fragment. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.232.178.21 (talk) 16:15, 31 December 2007 (UTC)
'Idents' is indeed the correct term, and can't really be replaced with anything. It's widely used, so my guess is that you've just not heard it before. However, I'd agree that the sentance is clumsey. TheIslander 15:26, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

Characterisation of the channel[edit]

There seems to be an odd choice of three programmes in the first paragraph of the Programming section. Not particularly representative, and only one of the three is original (not an import). What about music, world cinema, documentaries?

Maybe I'm missing something but I don't see why the reference for Curb is there - it gets a minor mention in the linked article, one that doesn't support the notion that it's one of the channel's more notable programmes.92.236.57.236 (talk) 00:09, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

Curb your Enthusiasm[edit]

Why does it state in the article that Curb your Enthusiasm first aired on BBC Four in the UK? Curb was shown on More4 not BBC Four. The reference being cited is for a single comment made on a comments section of the BBC site which is not a very reliable source. Am I wrong on this (a better reference please), or should this statement be removed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Andy1704 (talkcontribs) 16:48, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

Curb Your Enthusiasm was indeed first aired in the UK on BBC Four and was an important programme for the channel in its early days. I don't think this statement should be deleted. I've changed the reference to an article in The Independent newspaper. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Alistair Stevenson (talkcontribs) 20:22, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

TV Programming[edit]

Many of the programmes listed here do not seem to be in tune with BBC4's usual output: All Creatures Great and Small, Sykes, Last of the Summer Wine, Juliet Bravo, Top of the Pops. Can anyone verify any of these?

Also, is this section even needed? Why not use the exisiting "Programming" section? Arthur Holland (talk) 11:10, 7 September 2011 (UTC)

Is BBC Four closing?[edit]

My dad said that he has rumours that BBC Four might close, to save the BBC money. Is this true? If so, it should certainly go in the article. ACEOREVIVED (talk) 19:58, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

No. We do not post rumours, especially unsourced rumours. -- [[ axg ◉ talk ]] 22:17, 27 October 2011 (UTC)


Thank you. Your point is well taken, especially given that, the last time I spoke to my dad on this issue, he seemed skeptical that it would ever happen! ACEOREVIVED (talk) 16:57, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

Possible correction of wording?[edit]

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Would I be correct in thinking that this is a Television channel by the BBC and not a television network? "BBC Four is a British television network" See BBC Four. Ashleycardwell94 (talk) 10:26, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

I think you are correct. I have changed it. If I'm wrong, someone else will no doubt change it back and post their reason here. OohBunnies! Leave a message 13:48, 1 May 2012 (UTC)