The great news lurking in the BBC cuts

Sarah Coles
woman on sofa
woman on sofa

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The axe fell with a clang at the BBC today, with 2,000 redundancies, the closure of Wood Lane, and major changes in programming.

There is disquiet over the number of repeats that will suddenly clog the schedules, and staff are rightly worried about their jobs. But for BBC 2 daytime viewers, this could be the best thing that ever happened to them.