Channel overview

  • Special Forces Ultimate Hell Week
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    BBC2 Special Forces deliver

    2017-02-20T12:15:00Z

    BBC2’s third Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week achieved 1.2 million, defeating C4’s Homeland

  • The Great Pottery Throw Down
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    Potters beat Bargain Brits

    2017-02-13T11:32:00Z

    BBC2’s The Great Pottery Throw Down returned with 1.8 million beating C4’s The Secret Life Of 5 Year-Olds and C5’s Bargain Loving Brits In The Sun.

  • Ratings

    BBC2 freezes out rivals

    2017-02-06T09:25:00Z

    BBC2’s best Winterwatch was Monday’s 8pm edition with 3.2 million beating C4’s Dispatches and Food Unwrapped, as well as Channel 5’s Police Interceptors repeat.

  • 24 hours in AE
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    A+E to the rescue for C4

    2017-01-27T11:54:00Z

    C4’s hospital factual drew 2 million viewers last Tuesday, defeating CBB’s 1.8 million.

  • CBB 2017
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    CBB Hell is heaven for C5

    2017-01-19T12:05:00Z

    Each winter brings, with increasing savagery, an NHS crisis, and with one currently blowing a hard chill, BBC2 fast-tracked a fly-on-the-medic doc series. Elsewhere, Channel 5 sent its inmates to hell.

  • No Offence
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    Arresting start for No Offence

    2017-01-13T16:28:00Z

    The second series of Paul Abbott’s C4 comedy drama No Offence debuted on Wednesday at 9pm with 1.9 million/8% (320,000 +1), its second best overnight after series one’s opener: 2.2 million/ 10% (323,000 +1) on 5 May 2015.

  • David Blaine
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    David Blaine magics up 1.2m

    2016-12-21T17:06:00Z

    This week as Channel 4 reminded us that David Blaine is still out there doing something or other BBC2’s intrepid traveller stayed home to fix lives.

  • Kirstie's Handmade Christmas
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    C4 finds a festive jewel

    2016-12-16T17:14:00Z

    It must be nearly Christmas since Kirstie has started knitting her own festive jewellery. But before anyone gets carried away, BBC2 alliteratively reminded us of a disaster.

  • Celebrity Antiques Road Trip
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    Antiques bring value to BBC2

    2016-12-13T14:36:00Z

    As if it’s not quite thrilling enough seeing long-haired lover Donny Osmond and Amarillo-dreamin’ Tony Christie rummaging around the Midlands for bric-a-brac, this week, BBC2’s antiques ramble went berserk and put Donny in a De Lorean – the automotive equivalent of bric-a-brac.

  • Masterchef The Professionals
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    Top table for BBC2's chefs

    2016-12-05T10:22:00Z

    Forty years ago, it fell to West Bromwich of all places to promote black footballers and take on racists. On Sunday, BBC2’s doc about a strange but significant football match in 1979 defeated Channel 4’s Humans, as it did quite a few low-watt humans at the time.