More detail on the losses at BBC Birmingham…

“nearly all network TV production in the Midlands will cease, with the loss of popular television programmes such as Countryfile, Coast, Hairy Bikers, See Hear, The Sky at Night, Gardeners World, and Points of View. All factual radio production will move elsewhere, including Radio 4 programmes such as Farming Today, The Food Programme, On Your Farm, Open Country, Costing The Earth and Ramblings, and Radio 2 programmes The Organist Entertains, Listen To The Band and Big Band Special. […] The staffing for the Asian Network will be halved.”

So the West Midlands would be left with only… Doctors and The Archers and half the Asian Network?