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BBC One is the main BBC television channel in the UK. It started broadcasting on 2 November 1936 as the BBC Television Service and became known as BBC One in 1997. The channel shows a mix of comedy, drama, science-fiction and action programs, as well as news coverage. It also airs sports events, including Premier League football highlights on Match of the Day and the London Marathon. It also shows tennis and other international athletics events, rugby league and snooker tournaments, as well as the Olympic Games.
The BBC One daytime line-up includes lifestyle shows such as Homes Under the Hammer and Bargain Hunt, while the evenings feature drama with daily soap opera Doctors and classic US drama like Diagnosis: Murder. The channel has also shown a number of comedy programmes, such as the stand-up show Live at the Apollo and sitcom Outnumbered. Saturday nights often feature a variety of comedy shows, from the satirical quiz show Have I Got News for You to the Armstrong and Miller Show.
The BBC also produces its own original series, which include Sharpe's Challenge and Jekyll, among others. It also has a number of documentary series, such as Planet Earth, which follows endangered animals through the cycle of life.