Christmas Tv & Radio Times - do you buy 'em?

WeLuvIbiza

Active Member
When I was a little lad, going into town with my mum to do Christmas shopping was always special and I knew it was getting near when she bought these two massive tomes to cover the festival & new year period of television viewing :D:D:D:D

I have continued to buy them every year and will continue to do so as part of my Christmas tradition even though I rarely read them, memories and all that:lol::lol:

Am I spotlights lone buyer of these two fine magazines at Christmas?
 

Don Simon

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You can stick TV Times!
Radio Times I buy every week,where else can you read in detail about whats on your local radio station + radio 4 +planet rock + local radio stations you can't even get ?

When I get the mag I study it carefully for about 4 hours,I choose what I want to watch during the next week,so as to not waste any valuable time.

I estimate I watch maybe around 4 hours in a week.
 

grego

Active Member
yep, tv and radio times was very much a christmas tradition in our house and the only time we'd ever buy it.
 

diver

Well-Known Member
A kid at my primary school, about 1982, quite a bright kid I might add, did a spoof publication of his own called the "Braidio Times." (His name was Michael Braide:))

It was all in his own fair hand and he did all the artwork himself. One of the articles i remember was about a poor (no cash not unfortunate) kid who had an earwax issue. It was titled "Vance and the Eardirt Saga." Took him hours to do it.

Wonder what they are both doing now?

I am also a big fan of the real radio times at Christmas, although through the year I only really watch Homes Under the Hammer, Come Dine With Me and anything with Kirtsy and Phil in it. The rest is %a*k.
 

West London Shadow

Active Member
You can stick TV Times!
Radio Times I buy every week,where else can you read in detail about whats on your local radio station + radio 4 +planet rock + local radio stations you can't even get ?

When I get the mag I study it carefully for about 4 hours,I choose what I want to watch during the next week,so as to not waste any valuable time.

I estimate I watch maybe around 4 hours in a week.

4 hours of planning for 4 hours viewing? :lol:
 

stephen

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Staff member
sounds about right. sorting the wheat from the chaff takes some time.

i believe that my favourite christmas film is on bbc1 on christmas day. trading places
 

WeLuvIbiza

Active Member
sounds about right. sorting the wheat from the chaff takes some time.

i believe that my favourite christmas film is on bbc1 on christmas day. trading places


Do you receive ch5?

You can see Patrick Stewart in his stripey pyjamas @ 19:00 on Christmas eve. We have to watch this film every year, Christmas is just not the same without watching this film :lol::lol:
 

mambobirdette

Active Member
I never had it growing up, have only just recently started to buy it the last couple of years or so.

I like to circle what im going to watch :oops::lol:
 

stephen

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Staff member
Do you receive ch5?

loud and clear courtesy of two grands' worth of satellite dish measuring a mere 2.4 metres!!!!

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stephen

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too right. you can actually see it from the flights coming in from madrid which now make a right turn just over it
 

Olly

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it had a use in the 80s when there was no tv choice and all the best films were shown at xmas - but nowadays a bit anachronistic, no?
 

jjinit

New Member
loud and clear courtesy of two grands' worth of satellite dish measuring a mere 2.4 metres!!!!

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the xmas tv & radio times were a sign that xmas is nigh and as a kid I would sit in frony of the fire indoors and plot my xmas viewing!!

p.s stephen, I'd love to come to yours for paella mate??
 
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