Product Type: BBC TV channels
Newest Review: ... to view the full picture and really open their eyes to societal problems. BBC 3 offers a variety of entertainment from hard hitti... more
BBC 3: for young adults and not for the faint hearted
Member Name: cirsty
Advantages: Informational documentaries about society
Disadvantages: Some may find some materials used in programmes
BBC 3 is a fairly new (in the last few years anyway) channel added to the BBC family. As you may or may not know the programmes in this channel are mostly directed towards the younger generation, probably 18-25s. As a mental health nurse, I'm deeply passionate and interested in societal issues and will watch programmes dedicated to discussion regarding the problems we, as a society face and I feel that BBC 3 offers me just that. Along with hard hitting, honest documentaries there are humorous, often tongue-in-cheek shows included such as Family Guy, American Dad and Britain Unzipped which feature well known comedians and actors/actresses.
The part that I like most about this channel is the availability of documentaries offered which allow insight to watchers into the lives of others. At present I'm hooked on Unsafe Sex in the City, which is a documentary about a sexual health clinic and its patients to show the nation that sexual health issues are on the rise and there are services provided to help you and advise you on safer intercourse in a sensitive yet honest programme. I feel that many of the documentaries are not sugar coated to bend the minds of others to think a certain way. I find that they are honest, frank and quite nail bitingly truthful, giving people the opportunity to view the full picture and really open their eyes to societal problems.
BBC 3 offers a variety of entertainment from hard hitting documentaries, humorous programmes and soap operas, showing popular well known shows such as Don't Tell The Bride or Snog, Marry, Avoid. BBC 3 also offers a 60 second news update giving the viewer a quick but informational update on what's happening in the world.
Conclusion: I love BBC 3 for its wide and varied choice of documentaries and informational programmes. I think the only downfall of the channel is showing things like snog marry avoid as this encourages the judgement of others and almost carrying the message that people should look a certain way just because other people don't like their dress sense. BBC 3 is definitely geared towards the younger generation and there is some material that others may find offensive, for example Britain Unzipped has a lot of sexual references throughout.
Summary: Great channel centred around 18-25s