4. Overview of aims and objectives
BBC Three programmes should exhibit some or all of the following characteristics:
high quality, original, challenging, innovative and engaging, and it should nurture UK
BBC Three should deliver its remit by broadcasting a high proportion of original UK-
produced content across a range of genres, and by taking creative risks and
experimenting with new talent and new ideas, in particular in the area of UK comedy.
The channel should feature a mixed-genre schedule throughout the year, including
peak viewing hours.
The regular schedule should be mixed and include hourly news bulletins until
midnight, current affairs, drama, entertainment, music, the arts, animation and a range
of factual, knowledge-building programmes including science, business, religion and
ethics, and coverage of international issues. All programming should take a distinctive
approach designed to engage younger audiences. Acquired programmes should
concentrate on bringing new material and talent to the screen and not on competing
for well established programmes