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The TV schedule could be cleared of a lot of a lot of clutter if these programmes were rolled into one:

Cra5 in the Attic: this is where you find a useless piece of junk

The Repair Shop: this is where you get the useless piece of junk repaired.

Antiques Riadshow: this is where the refurbed piece of junk gets coo’d over and valued.

A Place in the Sun. This is what you buy having sold the useless piece of junk.

There. That’s TV sorted.

Next! : )
 

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Three others:

Six o’ clock news.
Nine o’ clock news.
Ten o’ clock news.

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Lol : )

Actually, to that we can roll together all the soaps under one - ‘Shouty Street of Unmatched Misery’, would probably work as a name. (I was going more for accuracy than catchy-ness with that one)
 

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That was 4 programmes Scud.

Probably don't try to combine Countdown with it too judging from this performance...
 

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I know, boss : )

It started as three as per the subject, but when writing the post, another came to mind. But then I couldn’t edit the title.

Think of it as added value : )

... conundrum resolved ; )
 

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Is the purpose of day time TV to remind you that you’re going to pop your clogs?

I’ve seen - probably in this order - an advert for a stair lift, an advert for a will writing service, an advert for a funeral payment plan, an advert for a service that will look after your cat when you can’t, and, on a more cheerful note, an advert for cruises for folks over 50; one last hurrah, I suppose.

Shudder to think what constant exposure to such glum adverts does your mindset after repeat viewing.
 

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: ) it’s a whole new world for me, squire!
 

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It’ll suck you in, beware.

I was grounded after a back injury some years ago. I spent two weeks at a rehab centre and after treatment then medication my afternoon orders were to rest. It was spent watching television, I really got hooked on the Channel Five film. :lol:

The cold turkey when I got home was quite easy. :)
 

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It’s only for today so I’m hoping I will be able to resist.

Mind you, I’m quite impressed by the mobility scooter than unfolds via remote control. Very neat. Not seen that before : )
 

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They beat me to it! : )
 

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I’m now looking watching midsomner murders.

Now here’s the thing. I’ve watched this maybe five times on my life.

Whenever I stumble across it, it is always...

The
Same
Episode

(Maybe they are counting on the usual audience not actually remembering if they have seen it before)
 

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Midsomer Murders, Heartbeat and You’ve been Framed are the go to staples in our house when you just want background television.
I don't understand background television. Surely either you're watching something or you aren't and if you're not, the movement and noise is just annoying.
 

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I like glancing at it every so often and listen to snippets.

I’m typing this while listening to Sir Trevor on the One Show with a YouTube video on pause and listening to Mrs V’s birthday plans. :lol:
 

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Are you planning to buy Mrs V a telly? : )
 

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TV is for watching minor Formula Three races at Snetterton. Too many popular programmes use up the bandwidth, and should be amalgamated.

East Cornwall Bake Off:
Ross Poldark walks out of the sea in breeches and hat. "I have a soggy bottom! We can’t take everyone into next week - George Warleggan must go!"
Demelza: "Leave it aht Ross, it aint worf it."

(On Next: Midsomer Hairy Midwives)
 
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