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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/bbc/8398265/BBC-may-stop-screening-programmes-at-night-to-cut-costs.html

The move, which would affect the schedule between 10.35pm and 6am, is one of the ideas suggested by the corporation's staff in an internal review.

The BBC currently spends £150 million a year on overnight programming.

Director General Mark Thompson said the BBC was looking to see if there was a case for investing less in off-peak programming and more on peak-time shows.

Asked if overnight programming could disappear altogether, he said: ''Obviously that's one theoretical possibility or you might do something else, you might put something else on.''

Not really been a big consumer of late night TV, I thought it would all be full of repeats and dead end shows bought on the cheap?

Or they might do something else and put something else on!!!! Isn't this guy paid nearly £1m a year and this is the best he can come up with?

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It isn't to cut costs it's like the council cuts. They are to protect high end salaries that grown exponentially under Labour.

I tend to agree too many people, paid too much, helping themselves to too much of the pie.....how much better things could be if it was shared around more evenly, there is so much good talent out there...too many thinking they are worth it and more when they are not....when they are gone who would miss them?....not many and if they do it would only be for five minutes, people forget things very easily and quickly. ;)

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Rick: What is that little white dot?

Neil Pye: It's a little white dot.

Rick: Oh very clever.

Neil Pye: Must be really old telly.

Rick: What, hippie?

Neil Pye: It's a sign, that little white dot. It means something really heavy. It means there's no more telly, it's time to go to bed.

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He's just thinking of ways to protect their over inflated salaries thereby avoiding inflation linked rises in the licence - I can just see the poxy tv licence ads now "your licence has increased below inflation because of the unique way we are funded". To hell with him and the stupid bbc.

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Rick: What is that little white dot?

Neil Pye: It's a little white dot.

Rick: Oh very clever.

Neil Pye: Must be really old telly.

Rick: What, hippie?

Neil Pye: It's a sign, that little white dot. It means something really heavy. It means there's no more telly, it's time to go to bed.

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The BBC stands for all that is wrong with the UK. A small number of people lining their pockets at the expense of the masses. They do it because they can. Probably following the example set by our politicians, who should be the people who are stopping them!

Greg Dyke:

It doesn't have to pay its director general £800,000. "It is a good job, and Mark [Thompson] earns more than twice what I earned when I was doing it.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/7348869/Greg-Dyke-BBC-director-general-Mark-Thompson-overpaid-and-out-of-touch.html

Rumours of a secret pension slush fund

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/189027/BBC%27s-secret-pension-pot/BBC-s-secret-pension-potBBC-s-secret-pension-potBBC-s-secret-pension-potBBC-s-secret-pension-potBBC-s-secret-pension-potBBC-s-secret-pension-potBBC-s-secret-pension-pot

Proof it exists

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/sep/30/mark-thompson-bbc-pension

There were 382 executives who received six-figure salaries, with as many as 58 earning more than the Prime Minister's £194,250-a-year wage

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/bbc/7230366/BBC-has-382-staff-earning-more-than-100000.html

Income tax

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/6259112/BBC-presenters-set-up-companies-to-avoid-50-per-cent-tax-rate.html

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The sooner they get back to the test card the better.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/52/Testcard_F.jpg

It beats BBC's modern news coverage by a country mile - far more informative.

BBC overnight TV and morning TV is relatively new, apparently it only started in the 80s so it's not essential by a long chalk. Remove or reduce the licence fee in proportion. It's an extremely poor channel for news etc these days (mind you none of them are much good these days). It would be a relief from the public service adverts as well. Win win all round.

Edited by billybong

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The BBC stands for all that is wrong with the UK. A small number of people lining their pockets at the expense of the masses. They do it because they can. Probably following the example set by our politicians, who should be the people who are stopping them!

Greg Dyke:

It doesn't have to pay its director general £800,000. "It is a good job, and Mark [Thompson] earns more than twice what I earned when I was doing it.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/7348869/Greg-Dyke-BBC-director-general-Mark-Thompson-overpaid-and-out-of-touch.html

Rumours of a secret pension slush fund

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/189027/BBC%27s-secret-pension-pot/BBC-s-secret-pension-potBBC-s-secret-pension-potBBC-s-secret-pension-potBBC-s-secret-pension-potBBC-s-secret-pension-potBBC-s-secret-pension-potBBC-s-secret-pension-pot

Proof it exists

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/sep/30/mark-thompson-bbc-pension

There were 382 executives who received six-figure salaries, with as many as 58 earning more than the Prime Minister's £194,250-a-year wage

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/bbc/7230366/BBC-has-382-staff-earning-more-than-100000.html

Income tax

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/6259112/BBC-presenters-set-up-companies-to-avoid-50-per-cent-tax-rate.html

Could not agree more................corrupt, largely talentless, Common Purpose linked Liebour lickspittles troughing for all they can while pushing their Guardian reading, self-hating crap down everybody else's throat.

If in doubt look at their support staff..........why does their Director of HR or IT earn more than that at a top FTSE company? Scum..........

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Also just realised he'll be saving money but yet I doubt the licence fee will be going down.

Stupid question has the licence fee gone down?

It is being frozen, and the BBC is also going to fund World Service and S4/C which previously had separate government funding.

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A lot of late night programming is signed...I believe that in the BBC remit, they have to show a certain percentage signed...

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He's just thinking of ways to protect their over inflated salaries thereby avoiding inflation linked rises in the licence - I can just see the poxy tv licence ads now "your licence has increased below inflation because of the unique way we are funded". To hell with him and the stupid bbc.

They had their budgets frozen so yes it's all about protecting their salaries/bonuses/pension pots you can only dream about!

People should demand 50% off their TV license fee if BBC cut 50% of their programming hours - that'll teach them!

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