If you could only receive one TV channel...

Yumunum

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What would it be, and why?

You would cease to get any other channels.
 

neiltc13

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BBC One. They produce a lot of daytime junk, but some of the prime time shows are excellent (like Dragon's Den and The Apprentice). Plus can't afford to miss F1!

No ads is nice too.
 

ikeer

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BBC One. They produce a lot of daytime junk, but some of the prime time shows are excellent (like Dragon's Den and The Apprentice). Plus can't afford to miss F1!

No ads is nice too.
the same to me !
 

Thomas Veil

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Since cable allowed channels to split into specialties (news, sports, food, etc.), I can't imagine getting only one.

So if I had to, I'd probably go with CBS. The old-time networks still do a little bit of everything. I would get news, drama, comedy, and AFC football.
 

iGav

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BBC One. They produce a lot of daytime junk, but some of the prime time shows are excellent (like Dragon's Den and The Apprentice). Plus can't afford to miss F1!
I'd give the nod to either BBC Two (or quite possibly BBC Four) over One. One's too dumbed down for the mainstream.

There was a time when I would've said Channel 4, but over the years it's struggled with it's vitality and relevance.

No ads is nice too.
Except for their own products of course. ;)
 

Quadpattie

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Comedy Central, mainly to watch Friends and Two and a half men. Although the show is not the same without Charlie Sheen.
 

iJohnHenry

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If I could get BBC1, no commercials, in would START watching TV again. :D

We used to have one too, CBC, and a TV license also to pay for it, back in the 50's. ;)
 

mooblie

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+1 for BBC4

Intelligent, well-supported, well-researched, well-presented programming for a non-trash audience.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour (link might not work outside UK)

It's about the only TV channel I watch anyway. I guess it's a perk here in UK, where we have the obligatory Licence Fee to pay for the BBC. (That's the theory, anyway.)
 

snberk103

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CBC for the National (national nightly news), and the Hockey. Actually, we technically we don't have any TV any more. When we moved to the island we never bothered getting cable. The National and the Hockey we watch over the internet. CBC actually puts a fair amount of it's programming on the 'net. Shows, news, radio, etc.
 

tktaylor1

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This is a tough one. ESPN is definitely on the top of my list. The History Channel would be a close second but ESPN it is. Can't live without my sports.
 
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