Why BBC 4 Should Be Saved

BBC Four Ident

The BBC can not close its arts and culture channel, BBC Four. The reason the BBC are wanting to close its channel is to “invest in younger audiences”. This comes four years after closing its youth channel, BBC Three in 2016 and moving it online or selling its programs to other channels.

The channel is currently home to programs such as Top of the Pops, Mark Kermode, Life Cinematic, Detectorists, James May: The Reassembler and many more informative programs that you just don’t find else where on the BBC.

BBC One and Two programs mainly consist of property shows:

  • Homes Under the Hammer
  • Homes Down Under
  • Escape to The Country
  • Escape to the Perfect Town

Antique shows:

  • Antiques Roadshow
  • Antiques Road Trip
  • Flog It!
  • The Repair Shop
  • Antiques Master
  • Antiques Roadshow Detectives
  • Antiques Uncovered
  • Cracking Antiques

Cooking shows:

  • Saturday Kitchen
  • Ready Steady Cook
  • Great British Menu
  • Back In Time For The Weekend
  • The Best Dishes Ever
  • Hairy Bikers’ Best of British
  • MasterChef
  • MasterChef: The Professionals
  • Saturday Kitchen Best Bites
  • Nadiya’s Party Feasts


Removing BBC Four from the air would leave the BBC with it’s two flagship channels, BBC One and Two and it’s 24-hour news channel. Why is it important to keep BBC 4? More and more young people are taking an interest and a passion in creative arts and culture. Its programs become mini lectures and documentaries that can inspire new people and motive those who already have a passion.

Presenters including Lucy Worsley, art historian Dr James Fox, Oxford historian Dr Janina Ramirez and Waldemar Januszczak have taken to social media to campaign against widespread rumours that it could be shut as a TV channel by the end of this year.


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