The £1,402m BBC One budget is funded by the £3,596m Television Licence Fee, and represents 39% of all BBC spending - that's about £1.11 per week per person.
Is the channel live, pre-recorded, new content or repeats?
BBC One has live presentation, and both national and regional are broadcast live. In addition the daily The One Show (7pm) is live, as are sporting events. All other programmes are pre-recorded and are almost always commissioned by the BBC and having their first showing.
What's the channel's unique selling point?
The channel is customized for viewers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, as to a lesser extent in the English regions, and has the most extensive television regional news service in the UK.
The programme schedule highlights
Weekdays has national news from 6am-9am, 1pm, 6pm and 10pm and regional news at 1:30pm and 6:30pm. There's a daily soap, Doctors at 1:45pm, and EastEnders (Mon/Fri 8pm, Tue/Thurs 7:30pm) and Holby City (Wed 8pm).
The rest of the schedule is mixed, with factual (Mon 7:30pm, 8:30pm) and entertainment and factual/entertainment mix shows (such as Motorway Cops). Thursday night has politics from 10:35pm onwards, Friday night being entertainment only.
The bits to avoid
The morning schedule of Cash In The Attic, 11:30am and Bargain Hunt, 12:15pm are formalistic.
Why is it that the BBC channels (BBC1, 2, BBC News etc) often have a "no signal received" message but all other channels are working fine. This is especially noticeable in cold weather (EX18 7Q). Is the BBC signal particularly weak in this area? Why is this so and will it improve in the future?
You paint rather a rosy picture of BBC1. As we now know 61% of BBC programs are repeats. This has been particularly noticable in recent months even in prime time. No HD for local programmes. The news will not go HD till 2013. For me the most worrying sign is the appalling programme they have put in there 5.00 pm slot. Yes "Pointless" and it certainly lives up to its name. It is the most boring and nauseating progamme I have ever watched. Infact the potters wheel the BBC use to transmit was more interesting!