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Yeah, it's not true!
There's Montenegro too.
Have the Polish subtiltles improved or been switched to English on BBC since you boys complained? I bet not .
My tip - don't go skiing in Poland!
The only negative thing about Austria is the Germans - they are like Austrians, only loud and unpleasant. They sort of remind me of the Brits you meet on the Costa del Sol ...
Has anyone ever read the reviews that Polish television magazines give BBC programmes ?
Since I bought my place in Poland I've begun watching some BBC programmes on BBC Prime. I have to say I like what they show. Yesterday they screened the very funny Fawlty Towers with John Cleese.
And as Remus says if you click the teletext button and page 888 you can have English subtitles for some programmes. This is wonderful for anyone learning or wishing to improve their English.
wtf is going on with BBC Prime?
Eastenders shunted to Saturdays and Sundays, Doctors going off-air, programming concentrating on 'lifestyle' and comedy.
Sounds like their budget has been slashed somewhat...
What no Eastenders and Doctors? Weird.
I just checked their website, and they sort of explain it on this page: http://www.bbcprime.com/faq.aspx?menu=FAQs
They say it's "to keep things fresh". Hah.
They're also stopping BBC Learning.
'keeping things fresh' is just a euphamism for budgetary cutbacks. The channel is going to the dogs and soon the cable and satellite networks will drop it.
THEN they'll be in trouble.
Believe it or not, the British government actually pay the cable networks to have it. And pay for the (crap) subtitles.
BBC Prime disappeared from Polish cable networks for a year. The biggest network (Aster City) said that nobody who responded to their survey watched it. Not surprising, since the survey was conducted among Polish citizens only: they asked for ID card number, thereby ignoring the thousands of non-Poles who live here and pay the same subscription fees. Racist or what?
BBC Prime only returned when the UK government agreed to subsidise it.
What happened to Eastenders and Doctors?
Thanks cezarek. I found the info you pointed to. Here it is for the lazy among us:
Where is EASTENDERS?
From 22nd July, EastEnders moves to it's brand new slot on Saturday and Sunday at 1800CET/CAT as part of BBC PRIME's new line-up. We've updated and simplified the schedule to accommodate new shows coming up, and allow for a greater appeal as the channel continues to grow.
The four weekly EastEnders episodes will now premiere in two blocks over the weekend - one hour at 1800 on Saturday and another hour at 1800 on Sunday, with late-night and mid-morning repeats every Saturday and Sunday. The four episodes will also be repeated Tuesday to Friday at 0230CET.
Why has DOCTORS stopped?
Sadly the current series of Doctors has now finished. The change was to accommodate BBC Prime's new and simplified schedule. The decision was also part of a restructuring of the channel to ensure that the we achieve a local and relevant audience appeal. Please check the schedules for these in the future.
My comment seems to have been lost somewhere above. So I'll add it again.
Anyone else watch and like ALAN PARTRIDGE on BBC Prime?
The funniest thing he ever did was in real life - he had an affair with Courtney Love, ex of the dead Kurt Kobain. How low and uncool could she go?
I preferred him on the radio, I must admit. Something to do with his ugly mug.
The funniest thing he ever did was in real life - he had an affair with Courtney Love, ex of the dead Kurt Kobain.
Right now they're rerunning the episodes where he's living in a mobile home; hanging around the all-night service station; and being serviced by a blond Ukrainian woman. Maybe I've been starved of good comedy recently because I find him most amusing.
"Maybe I've been starved of good comedy recently"
I may have similar syndrome; having nothing better to watch I let myself get addicted to "Kiss me Kate" on BBC Prime (until recently). Or my wife made me? But I'm much better already :) .
But my favourite is "Top Gear", of course. I don't watch it as "petrolhead", but as comedy fan - this show is so funny! Heck, I even bought and read Jeremy Clarkson's book :) .
I may have similar syndrome; having nothing better to watch I let myself get addicted to "Kiss me Kate" on BBC Prime (until recently). Or my wife made me? But I'm much better already .
But my favourite is "Top Gear", of course. I don't watch it as "petrolhead", but as comedy fan - this show is so funny! Heck, I even bought and read Jeremy Clarkson's book .
Same here, on all points .
Apart from the not being a petrolhead bit, that is.
I have even been known to rewatch the programme on TVN Turbo. Now that is sad.
"I have even been known to rewatch the programme on TVN Turbo."
OK, since you mentioned this... So do I :D .
Moreover, I tend to rewatch the rewatched shows. Like the one with new Michael Gambon's "celebrity lap". I saw it four times or so and it's still funny. I'm in tears whenever Gambon's telling his story.
But apart from this, I'm perfectly healthy :) .
They're showing a rerun of 'Nighty Nighty' with subtitles. I had the TV on when some people (Polish) popped round and they were pissing themselves with laughter - wouldn't let me turn it off. It really is very good.
You reckon that's sad...
First I download the episodes just after they've been aired on BBC2.
Then I watch them again on TVN Turbo.
Then I watch them again on BBC Prime
Best things on TV at the moment, comedywise is the new series of Extras.
I also notice that TVP are showing the first season of the new Doctor Who on Sundays.
I haven't seen 'nighty, nighty'. I'll look out for it.
Anyone else seen the five-minute short 'the Witness - the James Dean Story' more than 20 times on BBC Prime? I believe I have .
There's nothing about the death of James Dean I don't know. I even know the name of the sheriff who first found the car crash in which Dean was killed ...
All thanks to BBC Prime.
First I download the episodes just after they've been aired on BBC2.
How do you do that?
Not only James Dean. I also know more than I need to about Pathe TV clothes fashion from the 50s and 60s than anybody really needs to and have turned off the same episode of 'Spooks' four times.
They seem to buy only one series (even one episode) of something and then show it ad infinitum.
And what's the 'Twentieth Century Hall of Fame' about? And why is it always Louis Armstrong? There must have been more episodes.
What programmes do you think or know Poles watch and enjoy on BBC Prime?
something called torrents - people in the UK upload the episodes right after they've aired.
This one ?
Is it easy to set up and trouble free?
"What programmes do you think or know Poles watch and enjoy on BBC Prime?"
Among my friends and relatives nobody's watching BBC Prime at all (unless I force them to watch Top Gear - without subtitles :) ).
Exactly my feeling. Having the Polish subtitles is a complete waste of time and money.
I heard that BBC Prime is to be replaced by another BBC channel later this year. It'll be called BBC entertainment. It looks almost exactly the same.
You'll need to pretend to be in Singapore or some such place to see the programme details.
Can't be any worse than BBC Prime, can it?
Lots and lots of repeats on this channel!