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Juicy Joe1,509 posts since 25 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
I see Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Series 2 is being shown on True Entertainment from Saturday 18th August 9.00pm, and is on concurrently as Who Wants To Be A Millionaire on Challenge at 10pm??

Seems an odd scheduling decision and an odd programme to show on a channel that usually shows Taggart and The Waltons??
TellyTime155 posts since 9 Jan 2017
I see Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Series 2 is being shown on True Entertainment from Saturday 18th August 9.00pm, and is on concurrently as Who Wants To Be A Millionaire on Challenge at 10pm??

Seems an odd scheduling decision and an odd programme to show on a channel that usually shows Taggart and The Waltons??


It's part of True Entertainment evolving into the Sony Channel, where Sony will be exploiting their catalogue of programmes including Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Charlie’s Angels, Starsky & Hutch and T.J. Hooker.

It will be showing Classic Who Wants to Be a Millionaire episodes, while Challenge is showing Celebrity Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in that slot.
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BillyH1,323 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
About a decade ago Challenge and Ftn/Virgin One were showing Bullseye at the same time. Adding Challenge +1 you could watch three different episodes at once if you wanted.
Member since 26 May 2001
Neil Jones5,410 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
About a decade ago Challenge and Ftn/Virgin One were showing Bullseye at the same time. Adding Challenge +1 you could watch three different episodes at once if you wanted.


Remember that Ftn/Virgin One was the Freeview "shop window" for the paywall channels so it didn't really matter as such that it was showing a different episode of the same show.

Of course Ftn was particularly memorable for being incredibly dull and lacklustre as a shop window for the other channels up until the start of 2007 I think it was. At that point they seemed to realise something had to change, so they loaded it with all kinds of things including stuff from Challenge. Ironically enough it closed ten months later, was replaced with Virgin1, which lasted four years and the slot later went to Challenge.
VMPhil9,775 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
That generated much excitement on TV Forum at the time, particularly the classic episodes of The Krypton Factor.

I used to watch the Most Haunted repeats on Ftn for a laugh, and was amused the other week to find that Real Lives are still showing those old episodes - they’re even in 14:9. (Real Lives was originally Living TV 2).