Wednesday 18 July 2012

There's Nothing On The Box!

The most common complaint heard today, other than the fact it's raing and there's a hosepipe ban, is that there's nothing on TV tonight.

It is, of course, rubbish because I've never yet seen a blank screen other the the rare times the thing's switched off in our house, but I know what people mean. Today is Wednesday and normally I can look forward to either a Lewis, or a Midsomer Murders at least, and maybe even a Marple. Wednesday has always been class detective night, but not any more. I've had to go to ITV3 for an early Poirot and a later Lewis, bot repeats, though both comfortable to watch accompanied with a glass of single malt whiskey. The main terrestrial (can't call them that any more now we're all digital) channels are showing building renovation programmes as interesting as watching paint dry which is mostly what they're about.

Is it down to sport?

We've just finished the European football Championships (can't remember who won, but it wasn't England,,,surprise), Wimbledon fortnight is over, but the British Open starts tomorrow (nearly as classy as an ITV murder mystery) and then we're deep into the Olympics wall to wall for three weeks. You can bet your boots no television company is going to put a blockbuster in competition to Coe and co!

Presumably the next time there's going to be anything worth watching will be approaching Christmas, but meanwhile it's ITV3 and ITV4 and maybe the odd relegated BBC channel. The little grey cells need to be exercised somehow!

Blog on, Dudes!

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