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Juicy Joe1,658 posts since 25 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Channel 4 seemed to have dropped their Xmas idents quickly? Boxing Day or today, they were gone! Yet all the other channels are still broadcasting them? They also started their festive idents fairly late also compared with everyone else.
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JKDerry2,567 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
Channel 4 seemed to have dropped their Xmas idents quickly? Boxing Day or today, they were gone! Yet all the other channels are still broadcasting them? They also started their festive idents fairly late also compared with everyone else.

Remember from 2005 until 2015 there was no Christmas ident package for Channel 4 at all. Channel 4 seem to think people would get bored of the Christmas idents being on screen for ages. BBC One idents are now on screen for 28 days and have lost any shine of appeal they had at the start of December.


Back in the day BBC One Christmas idents were typically around from mid afternoon Christmas Eve until close down on Boxing Night.
Brekkie34,844 posts since 4 Jan 2003 Recently warned
HTV Wales Wales Today
Yes, the block man is worse than the set that preceeded it IMO. So wish that as with Christmas they'd just gone for block animations - they work so much better.
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JamesLaverty1925239 posts since 28 Feb 2017
Central (East) East Midlands Today
'Blockie' was cute when we first saw those idents but they get very repetitive very fast with the same music, and the fact there's only four of them doesn't help.

Time for a change perhaps?


Or at least some new additions. The 2004 set still felt fresh when it was retired but they were constantly adding new idents
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Andrew14,531 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Did anyone watch Richard Osman’s World Cup of the Decade last night?

It wasn’t as good as it could have been and had a very strange flat feel.

The match ups in the ‘matches’ were very random and there was an element of Channel 4 bias (I’m not sure Derry Girls is in the top few programmes of the year really),and recency bias, where it was very heavilly weighted to the last few years.

Viewers thought the same as it rated way below average.
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RDJ2,977 posts since 25 Oct 2003
Central (South) Midlands Today
Did anyone watch Richard Osman’s World Cup of the Decade last night?

It wasn’t as good as it could have been and had a very strange flat feel.

The match ups in the ‘matches’ were very random and there was an element of Channel 4 bias (I’m not sure Derry Girls is in the top few programmes of the year really),and recency bias, where it was very heavilly weighted to the last few years.

Viewers thought the same as it rated way below average.


Agreed. There was also a lot of stuff in it that was factually incorrect. Such as the loss of Woolworths which it said was defunct in 2015. Whilst it's true the website closed then, it was a separate retailer not affiliated to the stores. The stores closed last decade in 2009 and that was what they were referring to with images of shutters coming down on the stores.

I'm hoping for more from Jimmy Carr's Big Fat Quiz of the Decade.
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jsgibble11 posts since 1 Dec 2019
Westcountry Spotlight
I thought it could've done without the public vote, or at least have started off with better options. Some of the things there made it feel quite patronising in a programme with an otherwise quite knowing tone. And it felt pointless getting the panel to give their opinion on each category if it was all decided already.