BBC Parliament Reviews
Product Type: BBC TV channels
Description:BBC Parliament is a British television channel from the BBC. It broadcasts live and recorded coverage of the British ... more
BBC Parliament ... House of Commons and House of Lords, Select Committees, the Northern Ireland Assembly, the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Assembly, and occasionally from the General Synod of the Church of England. The Channel also broadcasts reports from the European Parliament.
Newest Review: ... if there are particular areas of interest to you. My personal highlights of BBC Parliament are the Prime Ministers Questions (every Wednesdays, seemingly at 3pm) in which the current Prime Minister (David Cameron) answers questions from other members of parliament. There is also going to be an additionally monthly Deputy Prime Ministers Questions from Nick Clegg starting this month ... more
Customer BBC Parliament Reviews (18)
by - written on 03/06/10 (Very useful, 47 readings)
I won't lie, this channel is not for everyone and I know people view politics as 'boring' though the general election has peaked some interest, so there is a limited target audience for this channel. I do enjoy politics so this channel is viewed regularly in my household (even if just by me). It is viewable through Sky (channel 504), freeview and through BBC iPlayer and the Democracy Live website has footage also. BBC Parliament shows a lot of footage of the goings on around the House of Commons and House of Lords, as well as footage from Holyrood, the Welsh Assembly and the Northern Irish Assembly. It also includes other recorded political footage. A lot of ... Read the complete review
by - written on 10/12/09, updated on 10/12/09 (Very useful, 71 readings)
For me, I only really watch BBC Parliament for when it delves into the archives, and shows us complete Election Night coverage of previous General Elections. These are shown roughly every six months, sometimes to the exact date, as a means of celebrating it's anniversary. Such as the 30 year anniversary coverage of the 1979 election, when Thatcher's Conservative Government reign begins. These are usually shown on Bank holidays, and it's a matter of keeping your eyes peeled. The election coverage can be excellent and very, very extensive, depending on how recent it is, showing both the results and the aftermath (usually titled "The Morning After"). These ... Read the complete review
by - written on 17/05/07 (Very useful, 73 readings)
BBC Parliament is available as a free to air digital channels, available on most platforms such as Sky, Freeview and also via the Internet. It is funded by the BBC and provides near 24 hours coverage of politics and Parliament. The channel is not designed to appeal to the majority of the public, in the same way that Hansard (the written record of Parliament) is not designed to be a best-seller. It is one of those services which is there to make politics accessible and it means that it is available to those that want to see it. Democracy is inevitably aided by any mechanism which allows any member of the public to watch their elected representatives ... Read the complete review
by - written on 09/07/06 (Very useful, 425 readings)
Further to the purchase of my freeview digital box for my analogue TV another BBC channel. BBC PARLIAMENT a specialist channel by the beeb formally called the Parliamentary channel to quote the channels editor “BBC Parliament is the channel dedicated to detailed coverage of Parliament & Politics“. Some of the information that follows is from the website by Wikipedia. Launched 23.September.1998 and owned by the BBC, it has a low audience rating of almost zero (May 2006). AVAILABILITY Terrestrial - Freeview channel 81. Satellite - Sky Digital channel 504. Cable - NTL channel 128/13. - Telewest channel 612. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 12/12/00, updated on 28/12/00
This really most be the biggest waste of licence payers money - can none cable subscribers actually get this channel? If you want to see major changes in british law being listiened to by 3 men and a dog then tune in here! The only good thing that it does is to show you just how hard working your elective representatives in parliament - i dont think. This really is snooze time tv if you cant sleep turn this on you'll be asleep in seconds. Instead of just showing debates why not have interviews with mps etc on it. ... Read the complete review
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