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Posted by FireChief (U14317872) on Saturday, 24th August 2013
I would love to be a fly on the wall at the meeting where decisions are made for the programme selection for Christmas Day.
Over the past couple of decades, the choice has got progressively worse. Who decides the current selection? And I don't mean the evening viewing only. The rest of the day is poor.
Real thought is not given to the task when this is probably the one day in the year where almost everyone across the country plonks themselves in front of the TV.
I know the Beeb has seen off ITV in the ratings, but I feel there could be some effort in a choice of programming for all the family. Not just repeats, or multi episodes of Eastenders.
Can you choose a variety of programmes to appeal to the whole family, like in the heyday of the 1970s, when the whole days programmes were an exciting mix of recent blockbuster films, variety shows and comedy.
It seems you only concentrate on Dr. Who and Eastenders then paper round them with rubbish. Yes have them on as well, but can we have a compliment of other quality programmes to make the Beeb enjoyable on the day.
No one has come close to Mr. Cotton for scheduling since then. He knew how to entertain the whole family.
Posted by SometimesInvisiblePoster (U9636067) on Sunday, 25th August 2013
Not sure that almost everyone plonks themselves in front of the TV all day, maybe in the evening IF there is anything worth watching.
Guess there will be a special SCD, Dr Who (think we already know that!) Great Escape, Wizard of Oz, oh hang on a minute. They already did those fillums at Christmas, many times!
Posted by susiesar (U10941938) on Sunday, 25th August 2013
Does it really matter? All the fillums will have been seen many times on various devices and most are American crash bang rubbish, Christmas specials are always rubbish and most people are entertaining or asleep, and various members of the family are in separate rooms doing their own thing,. Just put some children's films on during the day and leave the rest of the schedule alone. I'm always glad when January comes and things get back to normal
Posted by tumteatum (U15488526) on Sunday, 25th August 2013
Apparently its a myth about the Great Escape. I can't remember the last time I has graced the schedules - Xmas or not.
The OP has a point. Also, whoopty do for those who have family, entertain others, go out and about, play charades or whatever. A lot don't / can't or frankly just want to escape from their families so I don't think it unreasonable to ask have something to watch other than Dr Who or Eastenders.
Posted by Jeff (U13971268) on Sunday, 25th August 2013
Oh purrlease! It's not the end of August yet and you have to bring up Christmas!
Are you a supermarket?
Posted by Malyndi (U14320297) on Sunday, 25th August 2013
I'm more interested in the autumn schedules before all that festive malarkey...
Posted by Mr_Lightning (U15450350) on Sunday, 25th August 2013
Is a Christmas Day Shedule what you get up to in your garden shed at Yuletide?
Posted by henryhallsdanceband (U1639084) on Monday, 26th August 2013
Multiple episodes of Eastenders on BBC1 - oh joys. Just what I want for Christmas Day when I never watch the programme. But tough - one is not enough. That's what will be on and because of that I for one won't be watching BBC1.
Posted by Jeff (U13971268) on Monday, 26th August 2013
Removing this thread from My Discussions before I get *really* depressed.
"Sufficient unto the day ..."
Posted by Garrypenny (U9662607) on Monday, 26th August 2013
Animated films galore no doubt - why not put them on the kids channels and show normal films for the rest of us.
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