Product Type: BBC TV channels
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Member Name: scobeyjohnson
Advantages: Some interesting documentaries and selected good comedy
Disadvantages: Some comedy shows are very poor
BBC Three is one of a few digital channels available from the famous broadcaster and although people of any age can be entertained by the programmes on offer I always get the feeling its main target audience is that of younger viewers. On the schedule you will see repeats from the terrestrial channels, documentaries and a variety of entertainment and comedy shows.
Recently I have noticed repeats of the BBC's Formula 1 coverage, Eastenders and Doctor Who on this channel but they broadcast a lot of original material as well. On the subject of Doctor Who you can watch the Confidential programmes that look at the production of the series that includes interviews with the actors also.
There have been a lot of awful comedy shows on BBC Three in my opinion which I just can't imagine anyone finding funny but some very successful ones were first broadcast on here. After Little Britain first became a television series it was shown on this channel and The Mighty Boosh is on this station. Russell Howard's Good News is a funny programme and of course you can see many episodes of Family Guy and American Dad. I find Family Guy very funny although it is particularly controversial and could be offensive to some and this is why it is on so late at night.
A genre of programme that the channel is well known for is its documentary type shows. There are all sorts that have been shown including an entertaining one involving Danny Dyer investigating the existence of UFO's I saw a while ago and there have been many that have taken teenagers or other young people out of there comfortable surroundings to teach them how tough life can be for other people either in the UK or in other parts of the world.
There are memorable one off shows like a version of question time for young and first time voters presented by Dermot O'Leary who also conducted interviews with the leaders of the three main political parties on this channel.
Snog, Marry, Avoid is a BBC Three classic and can be quite entertaining if you take it for what it is and as a massive Lily Allen fan I loved her talk show that was on here a couple of years ago.
As I said previously I think mainly younger people would appreciate this channel the most but some programmes would appeal to all ages. I enjoy some of the documentaries but a lot of the comedy shows are hit and miss and I wonder how some of them even get commissioned by who is in charge of such things at the BBC.
There is quite possibly something on this channel that everyone could get some enjoyment from, the broadcast starts at seven pm and runs through to about five in the morning and of course if you miss anything it is potentially available on the iPlayer
Summary: An experimental channel so some programmes are good and some are weak