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Christmas TV 2017

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The best thing about Christmas is the Christmas Edition of the Radio Times.

 

Nearly 300 pages this year.

 

It will begin to appear on shelves from Saturday 9th December in London and the South East and will be available nationwide by Tuesday 12th December.

 

This is my favourite Christmas TV Schedules predictor.

http://ukchristmastv.weebly.com/

 

Archive back to 1936 (BBC), ITV from 1955

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Re: Christmas TV 2017

A couple of decades ago I was travelling on a bus very early on a Sunday morning in late November/early December and found a copy of the News of the World claiming to have within it the complete Christmas TV listings.  To my disappointment about half of the programmes were TBA, thereby rendering the publication somewhat unfit for purpose.

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Christmas TV is not a patch on what it used to be. I stopped buying the Radio or TVTimes a few years ago.

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Agreed, @Mav, I've just about stopped bothering to even check what's on.

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It's a pointless and outdated concept, and has been as long as we've had the ability to timesheet and EPGs have existed.and now of course ever more so with the shift to VOD

 

 

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Mav wrote:

Christmas TV is not a patch on what it used to be. I stopped buying the Radio or TVTimes a few years ago.


 

 

We get it weekly, on a rotating issues offer.

Quite enjoy going through the RT every Tuesday upon delivery, with a highlighter pen, marking out programmes to record, though it does seem to diminish each passing year.

 

As for Christmas, an Ode to Joy !!

 

Again, less & less each year, but we only mostly watch recorded programmes, so easy enough to curtail the viewing of any if less than enamoured with the content.

 

Christmas RT is a traditional part of Christmas, it just wouldn't be the same without it.

 

As for EPG's, forget it.

You can't beat having a hard copy you can peruse, mark up, and the RT does it so well.

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For me the only good parts of the RT was the quiz (do they still do one?) and Barry Norman's film reviews. I think he stopped doing the reviews some years back.

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I'm surprised anyone still buys any TV listing mags.

The only ones I ever look at are in doctors or dentists waiting rooms.

 

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Excellent if you want to know what you missed 6 months to 3 years agoWink

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billnotben wrote:

I'm surprised anyone still buys any TV listing mags.


I do, have to buy my mum a Saturday Daily Mail (so today) as it has one for the rest of the week.

Thanks for the info, may have to buy one Smiley

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Mav wrote:

what you missed 6 months to 3 years agoWink


I would only read it for the articlesGrin

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I can remember Billy smarts Christmas circus as a kid. Now I'm showing my age 😁
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The problem with marking the various progs to watch is that they either change the advertised film or program, or alter the time for anything else that happens (or appears to be) more important which ever channel you want to watch.  Roll eyes

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I hear what you are saying, timings are not a problem, as my PVR's follow changes in schedules OK, as for change of programme, an early daily check will suffice.

 

And there's always On Demand as backup, as mentioned previously, though the quality is not 1920 HD

 

 

 

 

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It's a good point about the Radio Times, may get my mum one - as she used to like reading that.
Any other time she uses the TV guide from the Saturday Daily Mail, so a Christmassy edition of the RT may be a nice change.