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KEEP NEIGHBOURS ON THE BBC

Petition published by Tolu Arinze on Apr 25, 2007
13590 Signatures 
Target: Everyone

Petition Background (Preamble):

Neighbours has been shown on the BBC since it started in the 1980s. It has over 7 million viewers and is an audience pleaser for everyone from students to pensioners.

Update 18/05/07

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is with great saddness I bring you the devasting news that The BBC have pulled out of negotiations.

YES THAT'S RIGHT. AFTER SPRING NEXT, NEIGHBOURS WILL NO LONGER BE SHOWN ON THE BBC.

'GREEDY' Freemantle wanted £300 million for 8 years.

This petition to save Neighbours will no longer be worthwhile BUT

I will start a new petition which will be called FREEMANTLE, THANK YOU. Please read it and sign it. You can guess what I will be saying.

N.B.

Thank you to all those people who have signed and supported this petition.

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Original Background:

Neighbours has been shown on the BBC since it started in the 1980s. It has over 7 million viewers and is an audience pleaser for everyone from students to pensioners.

The BBC are trying to renew their rights to continue broadcasting the show but face competition from ITV.

ITV have offered more money than the BBC (4 times more per episode) and if rumours are to be belived, they are close to 'stealing' Neighbours from the BBC.

This cannot happen.

Neighbours needs to stay at the BBC and I need your help.

Petition:

Dear Fremantle

We, the undersigned, call on you to accept the BBC's offer to continue showing Neighbours.

Students, parents, workers, we all love Neighbours and part of the reason is because it is on the BBC. The 20th anniversary was fantastic as the BBC showed old clips from the beginning, went to Australia to interview casts past and present and showed the appeal of Neighbours.

We realise that ITV are offering £80,000 per episode which is more than the BBC are offering, but with viewing figures of around 7 million, the BBC are doing a great job.

ITV may offer you more pounds but it will be at the cost of viewers. You will not get 7 million viewers if the show goes to ITV. You will be lucky to get 3 million.

Neighbours is a part of our lives.

We laugh and cry when it is on.

We sing along to the theme music, and we remember the stories.

Please do not take this away from us.

KEEP NEIGHBOURS ON THE BBC.

The KEEP NEIGHBOURS ON THE BBC petition to Everyone was written by Tolu Arinze and is in the category Arts & Entertainment at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: , ,

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