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Brekkie33,335 posts since 4 Jan 2003 Recently warned
HTV Wales Wales Today
And that is part of the problem - they just keep squeezing in new channels rather than adjusting the layout to accommodate them.

The radio pages are just as bad now too.
It's great that everybody gets sarcasm.
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TheMike88 posts since 12 Jan 2019
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Russty_russ on Twitter posted RT listings from 2005 the other day: they were really clear compared to what we have now.

Since then, they've just made the font size smaller and smaller on some channels to fit in more channels on the Freeview pages and the pay TV page now seems to have Freeview channels as well.

Every other TV listings magazine has had an overhaul in the last five years reflecting the changes in broadcasting since digital switchover, the RT lags terribly behind.

Until recently, I felt the radio section was based on which DAB stations existed back in 2003, it took a long time to make any changes there, as well.
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russty_russ149 posts since 17 Feb 2017
Anglia (West) Look East
Nothing has changed at all since he took over - in fact, other than the inevitable shuffling about of the listings as channels have come and gone, the design and layout of RT has remained almost entirely unaltered since 2010.


The only things that have changed of note is that the editor's note at the front of the mag has now gone and the personal touch from Mark is only seen at Christmas and What we watched with the obligatory Radio Times cover has moved from the back of the mag to the front.... oh and the massive price hikes every month!

There was a recent online survey so whether that comes of any good then we will wait and see.
fanoftv8,259 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
I can’t see any discussion of it already but I noticed that Channel 5 added a sleigh over some if not all of their idents up to Christmas, a nice little touch.

As for Channel 4, I don’t understand their call on it this year. They have sporadically used their Christmas idents for some Christmas specials but not all, and even this morning going into a Christmas episode of frasier they’ve used the metal man set... unless this was an error.
tesandco1,040 posts since 28 Sep 2001
Granada North West Today
I can’t see any discussion of it already but I noticed that Channel 5 added a sleigh over some if not all of their idents up to Christmas, a nice little touch.


Good spot there. The really subtle addition from 5 only seems to appear from Christmas Eve from what I can tell, complete with UTV-style 'Santa Updates' from continuity throughout the evening.

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(Yes, I know there's a dedicated thread for 5's Christmas Pres, but as it's already been mentioned here...)
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