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BBC One

Broadcast on: International
Active from: 02 Nov 1936
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About

BBC One is the flagship television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.

AVAILABILITY

United Kingdom

PICTURE FORMAT

16:9 576i (SDTV)
16:9 1080i (HDTV)

ABOUT

BBC One is the flagship television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands. It was launched on 2 November 1936 as the BBC Television Service, and was the world's first regular television service with a high level of image resolution.

It was renamed BBC TV in 1960, using this name until the launch of sister channel BBC2 in 1964, whereupon the BBC TV channel became known as BBC1, with the current spelling adopted in 1997.

The channel is funded by the television licence fee together with the BBC's other domestic television stations, and therefore shows uninterrupted programming without commercial advertising.

It is the most watched television channel in the United Kingdom, ahead of its traditional rival for ratings leadership, ITV.

The channel's lineup includes such shows as EastEnders, Sherlock, Strictly Come Dancing, The Voice, Doctor Who, Miranda, Mrs Brown's Boys and Call the Midwife.


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Channel: BBC Prime, BBC Entertainment, BBC First
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Genre: Comedy
Channel: BBC Entertainment, BBC Brit
Summary: Follows a joke shop owner called Miranda whose attempts in life, whether they be dating or simply dealing with her mother, always seems to fall flat.
Starring: Miranda Hart, Sarah Hadland, Tom Ellis


Luther

Genre: Drama, Police Procedural
Channel: BBC Entertainment, SABC3, BBC First
Summary: Drama which follows the cases of a troubled yet brilliant English police detective, DCI John Luther, who is tormented by the darker side of humanity.
Starring: Idris Elba, Ruth Wilson, Steven Mackintosh


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