9 Facts About BBC One

1. The BBC One now owns the rights to the iconic police box.

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2. In 1957, the BBC One aired an April Fools segment showing a family harvesting spaghetti from the family spaghetti tree.

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3. The BBC One had first pick of matches from the second round.

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4. On 8 October 2013, the BBC One announced plans to launch a one-hour timeshift of the channel, named BBC One +1.

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5. The BBC One paid £22 million for the rights to broadcast the show in the UK for two years.

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6. The BBC One stated it would start broadcasting before TV-am, but made clear their hands were tied until November 1981 when the new licence fee income became available, to help finance extending broadcast hours, with the hope of starting in 1982.

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7. On 11 February 2008, BBC One dropped Neighbours and the programme has since been broadcast on Channel 5.

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8. In 2005 BBC One was criticised for reducing the amount of religious programming, previously 101 hours per year.

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9. As of June 2013 the channel controller for BBC One is Charlotte Moore, who succeeded Danny Cohen initially as an Acting Controller from May 2013.

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