The Y Factor

Sunday, September 20, 2009 by · 8 Comments 

What’s Jeremy Hunt MP, Shadow Culture Secretary, discussing here? Read more

ITV1′s scheduling reel

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 by · 9 Comments 

ITV1 has just announced major scheduling changes for w/c 18 July. Read more

New beat for The Bill

Thursday, January 22, 2009 by · 11 Comments 

ITV has announced its twice-weekly cop show is to drop to one episode and get a new slot. Read more

“I’ll give you $10 for a verbal response”

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 by · Comments Off 

What’s happened to Curb Your Enthusiasm on More4? Read more

Schedule reel

Thursday, January 3, 2008 by · Comments Off 

ITV1 are revamping their weekend line-ups, then. With Coronation Street and Emmerdale returned to weekdays (two eps of the former on Friday nights, an hour-long edition of the latter on Tuesdays), how do the first new-look Saturday and Sunday evenings stack-up? Well… Read more

“All them programmes is recorded in August!”

Friday, December 14, 2007 by · Comments Off 

Broadcasters have been ripping off millions of viewers through phone-ins. The Controller of BBC1 was forced to resign over media pressure. Thousands of viewers risk being disenfranchised by digital switchover. And what’s Liberal Democrat broadcasting spokesman Don Foster doing? Counting up all the repeats on Christmas telly again. Read more

2 become 1

Monday, September 10, 2007 by · Comments Off 

Due to a, er, clerical error, I’ve ended up watching two of the three episodes so far of Holly and Fearne Go Dating on ITV1. And surely it’s only a clerical error that has put this on the main channel in the first place, as with its flimsy concept and production budget of, seemingly, 50p, this show has got ITV2 written all over it. Read more

“This calls for a sexy party!”

Wednesday, August 8, 2007 by · Comments Off 

Nine months after it was going out at midnight, this week’s Broadcast reports that Family Guy is now the second most popular programme on BBC3. Read more

Now that we’re together Nationwide

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 by · Comments Off 

Well, here’s the good news – we’ll only have to hear the abysmal new theme to The One Show another 249 times. Read more

School’s out forever?

Monday, July 9, 2007 by · Comments Off 

It was a regular part of the “new season” trails, that first look at the upcoming term in Grange Hill. I’ve vague memories of one with the kids mucking about on a bus, which revealed Gonch had grown up a helluva lot during the holidays. Why this reverie? Because it’s something that didn’t happen this year. Read more

Peter misses!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 by · Comments Off 

From Broadcast: “ITV1′s struggling business-reality show Tycoon has been pulled from its 9pm slot on a Tuesday night. It will return on Monday 9 July at 10pm as a 30-minute format. Tough Gig has also been pulled.”

“It may be on a lousy channel…”

Friday, June 22, 2007 by · Comments Off 

18 months ago, I posted about how Channel 4, despite spending what seemed to be the entire GDP of a small country on The Simpsons, didn’t seem all that fussed about actually, you know, showing any new episodes. Read more

Who-rovision casualty!

Wednesday, May 2, 2007 by · Comments Off 

This’ll get ‘em up in arms, a dispatch just now from the Doctor Who press office.  Read more

Back in the TARDIS

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 by · Comments Off 

Get ready to tune in your television sets for Saturday 31 March, for that is when the third series of the new Doctor Who is apparently going to start, despite what the new issue of Doctor Who Magazine says in four different places…

Doctorin’ the schedules

Wednesday, February 7, 2007 by · Comments Off 

When will Doctor Who be back on telly? Well, there are a few possible dates floating around – but none of them seem to be Easter. This week, TV Times has stuck its neck out declared it’ll defo be March. I’m going to try and be more specific than that and predict March 24. This is based on various bits of gossip that have come my way and, er, some guesswork. Read more

Law and even more disorder

Tuesday, January 30, 2007 by · Comments Off 

Further to my recent New Street Law ramblings, the show fell into the BBC1 schedule for February 14. And then, today: “The BBC have now scheduled Arsenal vs Bolton on Wednesday 14 February, which means that New Street Law has now moved to Wednesday 21 February at 9pm.”



Tuesday, January 16, 2007 by · Comments Off 

So, the new prime time Panorama, then. Sadly, and inevitably, I didn’t watch it, but it was good to know that it was there, and that it will always be there. I liked the editor saying that people were asking if they could “do” Northern Ireland in 30 minutes, as if they could “do” Northern Ireland in 40 minutes. Read more

Law and disorder

Friday, January 12, 2007 by · Comments Off 

New Street Law. It’s three words the TV listings industry are learning to dread as, on Wednesday, it was dropped from the schedules yet again. By my reckoning, that’s the fourth time this has happened. Originally it was due last August, then September, then week two this year… and then week four. Now we’re told it’ll be with us some time in February. Read more

Christmas logged

Tuesday, December 26, 2006 by · Comments Off 

Come the arse end of Christmas Day, having a second go at the trifle, we switched on five’s Greatest Most Embarrassing TV Moments (or a title something along those lines, anyway – I’m not going to look it up). It dawned on me that I’d actually seen it before, but still… This was a transmission from a dying world when Donna McPhail, Richard Blackwood and Mike McClean still seemed to have some relevance. I enjoyed most of it. Read more

Who’s a Hero two

Monday, November 27, 2006 by · Comments Off 

Well in an update to my earlier post, it now appears that BBC2 are going to be screening Heroes next year. This of course is great news (although I wonder where they’ll schedule it), and having now watched the first nine episodes, I am still proclaiming this to be the best thing on telly in ages (albeit ep six is a bit dull).

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