Has Christmas TV ever been that great? There are usually quite a few good specials but has there ever been a day of pure entertainment?
Incidentally, this year is 25 years since ITV infamously offered virtually nothing festive on Christmas Day - not even Corrie...
Not only did the press laugh at this schedule, but the ITC felt compelled to rap ITV on the knuckles and tell them to try harder the following year - which they certainly did, with Blind Date and Heartbeat as well as the goings-on in Weatherfield, even if they still lost out to Victor Meldrew and Robin Hood.
"Channel 5! The channel that brings you England goals!" -- Jonathan Pearce, 31 May 1997
On hiatus from 1 January 2019. Perhaps I take the drawbacks of the written word *too* seriously.
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