I’ve lost count of the number of channels available on cable, not to mention the extra ones I pay for, like sport and films. Then there is pay-per-view, rent a box set, iPlayer, catch-up tv, Amazon Firestick – it seems everyone who would lighten your wallet has something that is the must-see of the moment.
So knowing this, what do you think the audience researchers at the BBC conclude that we need piled on top? How about Too Much TV – a programme that looks at all the tv that’s on tv so we can find out what we missed.
I could understand the purpose of the show if it focused on the obscure, the programmes you might have watched had you been able to cut the dross and make your way to channels new, but going off their first attempt last night, they seems to want to concentrate on the popular, big-audience shows – ie the ones that the majority of viewers have already watched. So what’s the point?
All they’re doing is filling the air-time with a programme about programmes we’ve already seen, or wouldn’t dream of watching even if we had the time.
Worse still, the 6:30pm slot it fills has taken the place of the excellent Great British Railway Journeys series which was actually worth watching. I wonder if it’s hidden away on some specialist channel somewhere…