In my last entry before the Christmas break, I’m going to highlight a piece I put together on the festive telly picks. I scanned the schedules very carefully – my goodness, it was hard work! Soooo many TV channels now. My earliest UK TV memory (we lived in America when I was very young) was getting up (no remote control then) to turn the TV over to Top Cat….and then my dad came in from work and promptly switched over to the cricket. Grrrrrr! That still rankles. I digress. Point is, there were only three channels back then. Anyway, here’s how it looks…
So what will you be watching? I’m a fan of period dramas so I’ll definitely check out the BBC’s latest Austen adaptation, Sense And Sensibility. I love Morecambe and Wise so I’ll sit down in front of their Greatest Moments again. Also, Doctor Who is a must-see; I just hope it can live up to the hype. I used to watch To The Manor Born back in the day and I’m curious to see the one-off.
I’ll also be watching Top Of The Pops, out of habit more than anything else. No doubt the ubiquitous (and annoying) Fearne Cotton will be presenting (sigh) and the line-up will be dominated by bland popsters that pass for music these days (X Factor Winner, Westlife etc). However, there might be a musical respite and with any luck, we’ll have fab contributions from the likes of Amy Winehouse and Take That….one can only hope.
Catherine Tate and Ricky Gervais – yep, I’ll be there. In short, the BBC has got the ratings sewn up. Guys, I couldn’t find a listing for It’s A Wonderful Life. How can this be???!! It isn’t Christmas if that film isn’t on. Other faves are being rolled out again including The Wizard Of Oz, Bugsy Malone, Singing In The Rain, Meet Me In St Louis and Monty Python’s Life Of Brian. Happy Christmas!
Today I am mostly lovin’ – Spooks. Sheer genius.
Today I am mostly hatin’ – The Christmas number one. In years gone by, it belonged to anyone who fancied a go. Now it’s the exclusive domain of the X Factor winner. And that stinks more than a loo that hasn’t been flushed in a year. Bah humbug!
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