6 March 2014BBC:
This is the first time in the BBC’s history that we are proposing to close a television channel. I can’t rule out it being the last change to our programmes or services. It will save the BBC over £50 million a year. £30 million of that will go into drama on BBC One. And it also means we will extend Children’s programmes by an hour a night and provide a BBC One +1 channel. I must stress – all of this is what we are proposing to the BBC Trust. They will have the final say.
How about not wasting resources on a pointless +1 channel, shorten children’s channels by an hour, save the excess £30 million and keep BBC Three running?