News Nugget – BBC HD channel transmission start imminent

November launch and promise of Christmas Eastenders in HD

The Beeb’s HD channel will start broadcasting in less than two weeks, on November 3.

With an opening night line-up including The One Show, Nigel Slater’s Simple Suppers, Film 2010 and The Apprentice, it will finally answer all your question about Slater’s fingernail hygeine and Alan Sugar’s nasal hair.

And the BBC’s moany cockney soap Eastenders will also be coming in gritty HD detail – as a Christmas present to its legions of fans, its Christmas Day episode will be shown on the channel.

Sports tournaments, charity events and more singing, dancing and cooking competitions than you’ll ever admit you watch are all being scheduled for the new channel, called BBC HD.

Transmission starts on November 3 at 7pm on Freesat 108, Freeview 50, Sky 143 and Virgin Media 108.