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BillyH1,340 posts since 4 Jan 2003
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It’ll be fine, it’s such a strong brand that I doubt moving it out of its traditional time slot will affect ratings or it’s future.

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kernow1,421 posts since 18 Jan 2006
Just stepping forward from 1988 to 2019- this year's TOTP Christmas Day edition has been confirmed for 11:35am on BBC One. I think I'm right in saying that this would be the first time ever that they've shown it in the morning. It's now well away from the old traditional slot of 2pm.


It was at 2pm for a very long time, with the Queen's speech immediately after it.

It then moved to an earlier slot a couple of years ago (12:20pm in 2017 and 12:30pm in 2018), and seems to be getting earlier and earlier.

Don't think 11:35am is a very good slot for it really.
Steve Williams2,919 posts since 1 Aug 2008
It was at 2pm for a very long time, with the Queen's speech immediately after it.

It then moved to an earlier slot a couple of years ago (12:20pm in 2017 and 12:30pm in 2018), and seems to be getting earlier and earlier.


As mentioned in the other thread, it moved away from 2pm quite frequently in the nineties - it was at 1.30 in 1990, then from 1995 for the next few years it was never at 2pm, it was at 12.55 in 1995, 1.10 in 1996, 1.15 in 1997, 12.50 in 1998, 1.30 in 1999 and 1.05 in 2000. It was only later in the noughties it moved back to 2pm.
mulder830 posts since 24 Jun 2003
Anybody know why some episodes are only getting the one showing recently? I know they've got to cram them all in before the new year, but surely they could lose some repeats of documentaries we've seen a billion times so they can show those TOTPs a couple more times?
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Rich Tea578 posts since 16 Apr 2017
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That woman in the red outfit performing to the Stakker Humanoid dance track at the end of TOTP must rate as one of the most embarrassing performances ever on TOTP and there has been plenty of competition. I felt like the show had suddenly morphed into 'The Hitman And Her' which started to show back in '88 late night at weekends on ITV.