BBC loses GB Bake Off

daffy2
daffy2 Member Posts: 1,713
edited 23. Sep 2016, 02:52 in Community Chit-chat archive
Apparently the BBC has decided that the production company is asking too much for the next series, and so it will move to a commercial channel after the current run. I don't watch it but even so I can't quite see how that will work out. Apart from anything else the ad breaks will take about 15 mins out of the running time of an hour's programme, and then there's the talk of 'developing' the show...

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  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 26,672
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh dear one of my husband and youngest daughter Lucy's favourite programmes :(

    They will have to show us less of the baking to make room for adverts :roll:
    Love

    Toni xxx
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,093
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I love the bake off ,what a shame it will not be the same with all the breaks.. :roll:
    Love
    Barbara
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,248
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    The programme's recorded and edited anyway so just a bit more editing will account for the ad breaks. Or a longer programme with less editing. If you think, in one hour, they start with 12(?) contestants and end with 3? 4? 5?

    I guess they could 'develop' it in loads of different ways – an extra item to be baked, things that take longer to prepare and bake, sticking in some baking lesson in the middle.

    Probably nothing extra as the contestants all have to get home to their proper jobs after the weekend so I guess 'filler' will be the order of the day.
    "The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain." Kahlil Gibran
  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Mel and Sue have said they won't be moving with the programme and in their statement didn't sound very happy about the move. Won't be the same without them, just need to see what Mary and Paul decide. Seems as though it's about the greed of the production company so it will serve them right if it's a flop.
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  • Airwave!
    Airwave! Member Posts: 2,427
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    £25m could prove to be an expensive tent for channel 4?

    Why oh why don't tv people realise why we watch BBC and not their advert laden, overcooked programs? (pun intended!)

    :cheers:
  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I totally agree with you, it seems one mistake made by the production company was not talking to the presenters who are so important to the show. Apparently Jamie Oliver is being considered as a possible presenter. I like him but don't see how it fits with his anti-sugar/ healthy eating focus and he wouldn't make me want to watch it.

    Think it could definitely fail to rise.
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  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,558
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I won't be watching any more. It's natural home is the Beeb and surely it's time for a major rethinking about how the Corporation is funded. People happily pay a fortune to Sky and others but complain about the very cheap license fee.

    I dread the day the BBC loses Wimbledon. DD
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  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,150
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    We won't be watching either.
  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Nor me, it just won't be the same without the same four presenters, they are part of why the show is so popular.
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    Julian of Norwich
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,558
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Well, I am not surprised on two counts: one, that Mary won't be 'following the dough' and two, that Hollywood is. There could be soggy bottoms galore thanks to the addy breaks, no matter how careful the editing. :wink: DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • Megrose2
    Megrose2 Member Posts: 331
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I wasn't surprised about the Berry/Hollywood split either, DD. I won't be watching Bakeoff on Channel 4 and I share your anxiety about the BBC losing Wimbledon.

    Meg