Because the BBC is publicly owned in the UK, it means it’s always been vulnerable to austerity cuts. The BBC often gets hit with political attacks, particularly under this government.
Now it’s actually starting to threaten BBC Three.
BBC Three is where a tonne of dramas popular on Tumblr originate from. It was the home of shows like Being Human and Torchwood.
It’s also a super important platform for shows like BBC Free Speech and The Revolution will be Televised (check it out because omg) which give young people a political voice.
It’s the only BBC outlet primarily catering to 17-26 year olds, a demographic that’s pretty much being ignored everywhere else. There is so much overlap between BBC Two and BBC Four that it seems every other age demo is even over-represented, while we go unnoticed.
But now the BBC are talking about cutting BBC Three.
So it’d be pretty cool if you would help out and sign the petition and maybe even write a letter of concern to the BBC if you’re a UK resident. Even if you’re not from the UK, there are a load of great UK dramas that come out of the channel that’d be worth your time spreading the message.