"BBC Four's collections will be curated around seasons/themes, something I think we are very good at, and will take the viewer on a deeper journey through the subject via the BBC's extensive archive, with content from all genres and channels. Today I announced our first 'collection', which will be around the channel's Army Season in September. We've managed to find some amazing gems from the archive which chart the British Army from the 1950s to 90s, brought bang up-to-date with our programmes that form part of the season on BBC Four."There's loads more on this at the BBC Press Office. Rumours of the channel's decline are greatly exaggerated.
TV Further to our one-sided discussion about the future of BBC Four, controller Richard Klein has written about that future, about new drama commissions and its clearer role as a gateway into the BBC's programme archive:
Posted on Friday, August 26, 2011