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Hatton Cross3,091 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
Yes. It's presumably to try and keep the viewers after the end of the Cheltenham Festival coverage from Tomorrow until Friday. Flinging out 4 celeb specials may keep more viewers stuck to ITV than running the usual civilian editions.
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Brekkie30,684 posts since 4 Jan 2003 Recently warned
HTV Wales Wales Today
Yes. It's presumably to try and keep the viewers after the end of the Cheltenham Festival coverage from Tomorrow until Friday. Flinging out 4 celeb specials may keep more viewers stuck to ITV than running the usual civilian editions.

The Chase regularly rates far better than the racing would, and suspect new regular eps would appeal more than celeb repeats anyway, so it is a bit random.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
Ros_Atkins3215 posts since 18 Feb 2019 new member
London London
Yes. It's presumably to try and keep the viewers after the end of the Cheltenham Festival coverage from Tomorrow until Friday. Flinging out 4 celeb specials may keep more viewers stuck to ITV than running the usual civilian editions.


That can probably explain why there are celeb specials of The Chase that were recorded a while back ago being repeated even though they are out of the times of the Cheltenham Festival (which runs from 3-4pm in which the 2 shows Tenable & parts of Tipping Point would be aired) Other than that, thank you for the clarification & information you have just given. I give it a big appreciation.

I was wondering for a while why they showed repeats, now I knew it's because of a major event going.
fanoftv7,983 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
I’ve seen it featured quite regularly recently for both itv events as above or for promoting dual channel content.

There’s also the short promo design where a 15-20 second clip has the slides falling over the top of the footage with the programme information.
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Brekkie30,684 posts since 4 Jan 2003 Recently warned
HTV Wales Wales Today
Certainly been used for the Six Nations. Still not a huge fan of this look to be honest - I know black text on a white background was hardly the most exciting look but it was way better than grey dominating the screen. The short promo design, which isn't too disimilar to C4's short promo design, worked far better IMO. Indeed wonder if that was the kind of layout meant when the rumours (which perhaps TV Forum created) of programme branding featuring in promotional material - have the logo in the top two thirds then the time/day/logo at the bottom.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?