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To wonder why CBBC broadcasts all day long...?

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UpsyDaisy123 Thu 09-Feb-17 14:44:00

...When children are supposed to be in school?

Am I missing something? Are the programmes intended to be watched AT school or they just for children who happen to at home ill/in hospital?

KondosSecretJunkRoom Thu 09-Feb-17 14:45:53

As the forever poorly child I would have killed for all-day kid's TV instead of being stuck with Take The High Road and Oprah.

leighb23 Thu 09-Feb-17 14:48:16

Preschoolers? Also my lb's school records.... erm letters and numbers programmes, don't know what they're called!

BaronessBomburst Thu 09-Feb-17 14:48:34

School in the Netherlands is over by 1pm UK time, and we get CBBC here too.
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UpsyDaisy123 Thu 09-Feb-17 14:52:35

Kondo, you were lucky! In my day it was just the test card - with a bit of jazzy music if you were lucky - until Play School came on at 11 o'clock.

EB123 Thu 09-Feb-17 14:54:04

As well as poorly children there are plenty of home educated children out there.

UpsyDaisy123 Thu 09-Feb-17 14:56:06

Leigh, I mean CBBC though, not CBeebies.

I had it on at lunchtime and they were showing Shaun the Sheep and Strangehill High, so not what you'd normally think of as school programmes.

OhSoggyBiscuit Thu 09-Feb-17 14:56:27

I remember CBBC showing schools tv programs like Look And Read, etc at about lunchtime. But on the channel. On BBC 2 it was CBBC in the morning then Working Lunch with the goldfish intro that my grandpa liked to watch but I found very boring!

MrsJayy Thu 09-Feb-17 14:57:41

I was a poorly kid too you got lunch time programmes on bbc2 then crown bloody court would have loved a bit of cbbc. I guess its on for a reason

MyGastIsFlabbered Thu 09-Feb-17 14:57:58

But why did you have it on at lunch time? I mean if you think it shouldn't be on because the target audience should be at school?

HateSummer Thu 09-Feb-17 14:58:58

I was still watching cbbc when in 6th form and on "study leave" 😆

AndShesGone Thu 09-Feb-17 14:59:42

I LOVED crown court !

I wonder if there are repeats hmm

MrsJayy Thu 09-Feb-17 14:59:47

Admit it op you were watching Shaun the sheep grin

HoratioHornbag Thu 09-Feb-17 15:01:02

When I was off sick I got cartoons in the morning (would have watched them anyway before school) - soon as the clock struck 9 it was all the boring stuff. Working Lunch was the worst! (though I did like the title credits).

MrsJayy Thu 09-Feb-17 15:01:13

I caught one of my Dds watching Cbbc when she was on study leave

TuckersBadLuck Thu 09-Feb-17 15:01:18

Schools and Colleges and Crown Court for me when I was off school. I probably learnt more when I was off than when I was at school.

KitKat1985 Thu 09-Feb-17 15:02:03

I guess because some kids will be off school for various reasons (illness, inset days etc).

IneedmoreLemonPledge Thu 09-Feb-17 15:04:19

I always wondered that about CBBC too, but I'm glad now, as when we come back to the UK it's not in school holiday time, but DS can watch it in the Premier Inn while I doze off. grin

They should at least have Pebble Mill at One back.

''Tis what I enjoyed on a poorly day at Nans.

I always thought Crown Court was real, until I saw it again a few years ago.

Let's not forget the agony of The Sullivan's before Dougals exploits in Take the High Road....

MrsJayy Thu 09-Feb-17 15:05:30

I used to put words and pictures on for my eldest she didn't start school till she was almost 5 and a half she loved it we didnt have sky back then

BoredOnMatLeave Thu 09-Feb-17 15:05:34

Is it bad that I'm jealous that you all got to watch any TV at all? I was a poorly child but had to lay in bed all day and DM would allow me to read 1 book in the afternoon.

CBBC would have been amazing.

MrsJayy Thu 09-Feb-17 15:07:10

I used to come home for lunch in Primary school to watch the sullivans

UpsyDaisy123 Thu 09-Feb-17 15:07:47

For those who asked, I'm messing around on MN working at home for the day today and switched the Telly on at lunchtime to see if there was any news. The kids had left it tuned to CBBC which I was surprised to see was actually broadcasting, with Shaun the Sheep showing. So yeah, I watched that with my soup and sandwiches instead. It was a nice diversion. I somehow doubt that was why the BBC were showing it though.

sparechange Thu 09-Feb-17 15:08:51

Working Lunch with the goldfish intro

I can still hum the Working Lunch theme tune!
It did seem odd to me that they would have a programme dedicated to stocks, shares and investment choices broadcast at a time of day when the predominant audience was students and the unemployed!

MrsJayy Thu 09-Feb-17 15:12:21

I think working lunch was aimed at retiree's the coukd see what the Dow jones was up to or something

gunnergirl Thu 09-Feb-17 15:15:14

omg used to love the sullivans it's handy if there at home sick or rainy day though if I was at school now I'd probaly want to stay at home and watch tv all day lol

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