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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Is this what they call extending choice?

If you happen to be up early on a Sunday morning and put on the TV or the radio you're assailed by programmes largely comprised of people reading from and commenting on commentaries that are in the Sunday papers. I find this a puzzling way to organise broadcasting. If I felt that what the Sunday papers had to say was a major priority in my life then I would have bought them and would be reading them, wouldn't I? What I really want is an old black and white film, preferably about a war. Nobody's providing that for me, are they?

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  1. Try Blockbuster. You probably pass it on the way to the papershop.

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  2. I made a comment here a while ago about the daftness of the media commenting on the media. Your response led to my not bothering to comment again. I comment now because you appear to be supporting what I said. Funny that. Your response now could well lead to my not bothering to comment again, until our opinions criss-cross again. Perhaps about the media talking about the media.

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  3. Flicking through the Freeview channels in bed, it's either what you're talking about, the Emmerdale omnibus or kid's shows.

    If I had Sky in the bedroom then I'd have loads of films at my disposal. But I don't.

    Thank God for the in-room DVD player is all I can say.

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  4. I'm with you on that. Or anything with Terry Thomas in it. Perfect Sunday morning viewing.

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  5. Absolutely agree! Nothing like a lazy Sunday with Jack Hawkins and Trevor Howard looking grim and determined.

    {Pernickity point: you've used the Real Estate Agent's "comprised of"...)

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