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Ten TV shows blind people don't care about

by Ouch Team

17th November 2008

The next time you're standing round the water cooler chatting about last night's telly, these are the programmes that your blind friends and colleagues would probably prefer you didn't bother going into endless detail about. Even if they do happen to come with audio description, these shows tend to lack a certain something ...
Top Ten
  1. Strictly Come Dancing

  2. You've Been Framed

  3. Charlie Chaplin silent movies

  4. Wildlife documentaries

  5. The Chelsea Flower Show

  6. Crufts

  7. Tom and Jerry

  8. Foreign language films

  9. Golf

  10. Ceefax


    • 1. At 2:46pm on 19 Nov 2008, Mhadaidh wrote:

      I am partially sighted and having had two calls from the TV licencing authorities this morning , I agree - I don't care about 1 and 2 in the list or indeed much of whats on television.
      Yes, my black and white TV is properly licenced !
      its all i need
      However , mischeiviously , do many fully sighted people care about many of the items on that list .

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    • 2. At 7:55pm on 20 Nov 2008, twistagain wrote:

      I am fully sighted and apart from the odd Wildlife documentary the rest don't improve with vision!
      Do you have to pay for a TV licence?

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    • 3. At 10:19pm on 16 Dec 2008, Moniker wrote:

      Ceefax isn't a show! Charlie Chaplin silent MOVIES? Is that a show? Is that a singular noun? Foreign language FILMS?!

      GOLF?! Seriously, GOLF?!

      Did the whole blind population get together and agree on this?


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    • 4. At 11:30pm on 02 Jan 2009, Wheelie EDSer wrote:

      Additions suggested by my husband: One Man and His Dog ("[whistle] [whistle] Ooh, good drive!"), Vision On ("here's a pic from little Bob. We're not sure which way up it goes, but it has an interesting texture"), anything by Sister Wendy, and Mr Bean.

      You're also missing out on Gyles Brandreth's jumpers!

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    • 5. At 10:39am on 30 Sep 2009, Arkmast wrote:

      This column really isn't as clever as the OP must have thought it is...YAWN

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    • 6. At 10:40am on 30 Sep 2009, Arkmast wrote:

      This column really isn't as clever as the OP must have thought it is...and some of the choices really are clutching at televisual straws for comedic (sic) effect.

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