On Reflection: Fifty Icons of London Weekend Television

50 reasons to celebrate LWT’s fiftieth birthday

If you are a child of the 1970s or 1980s (the latter like yours truly), an ITV weekend schedule without an LWT programme would have been unusual. For many, Play Your Cards Right on a Friday night, Blind Date on a Saturday, and Surprise Surprise! on a Sunday night, was appointment to view television.

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Things I Miss About Watching Television: The Not So Perfect Ten

East of the M60‘s first post of 2014 – and of course, first Not So Perfect Ten of the new year

Today, we live in a digital age where the old conventions of watching television have died out. We used to sit in front of the box and watch similar programmes. Whether you liked Sale of the Century or not, the head of the household controlled your viewing. Until you were old enough to afford a portable TV of your own and able to watch your own programmes in the comfort of your bedroom. Continue reading “Things I Miss About Watching Television: The Not So Perfect Ten”