DEF II was a programming strand on BBC Two, which aired at 6pm on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 May 1988 to 23 May 1994, to serve the teenage market. It was produced by Janet Street-Porter, and followed on from her influential youth TV show Network 7, on Channel 4. In fact, many of the presenters and staff on DEF II started their careers on Network 7 and had followed Street-Porter when she was "poached" by the BBC. It had an ident featuring a barcode which differed from the usual idents used on BBC Two.
DEF II shows
- Babylon II
- DEF II: EXTRA!
- Battlestar Galactica
- Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
- Dance Energy
- The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air
- Gimme 5
- The Invaders
- Les Lives!
- Liquid Television
- Mission: Impossible
- Rough Guides To The World
- Standing Room Only
- Snub TV
The popular expression "yoof TV" arose from this period of time, and was a mockery of Janet Street-Porter's pronunciation of the words "youth TV".
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