You requested viewing habits so for myself, as I live on my own (yippee!!). Here goes…
I am missing my Sat night fix if Scandinavian thrillers, I can’t wait for their return. Crimes of Passion currently showing is not my cup of tea at all and is no replacement!
I am watching The Driver because I love David Morrissey. It’s very violent but I will continue to view.
I would not miss Strictly for anything and I also enjoy It Takes Two on week nights, which is good fun when evenings are getting longer and after a stressful day.
Downton; well! I watch it as I like to keep up with the Radio 4 spoofs on Dead Ringers etc. but how can anyone possibly take it seriously?! I like to imagine the cast filming it as I can just imagine the laughter and leg pulling! This will stop when something I like replaces Downton.
Scott and Bailey I have always watched, but this may stop too as I feel the script is going off the boil.
I enjoy a good film although there are not too many of them. Last ones I enjoyed were The Guard (much swearing but such good script) and Alamar really unusual storyline and little dialogue, I loved it.
I am hooked on news and politics and current affairs. Radio 4 (Michal Hussein, John Humphries) all the time, Question Time, Andrew Marr, John Snow are my favourites, and I am missing Jeremy Paxman.
I am very interested in the idea of giving up the tele altogether, although signal on Exmoor is nonexistent for online anything. Also my set is small and would like a 24″ as I use sub titles. I do not object to TV licence as I couldn’t manage without Radio 4 in my life.
This year the Sarah Lancashire serial set in Manchester, Happy Valley was the highlight of the year for me: the script, main actress performance were all excellent and I hope in line for awards.
My pet hates are all overly enthusiastic presenters. I love arts programmes but I don’t watch many as background unnecessary music and the overly wowness means I have to switch off.
I love good quiz programmes apart from University Challenge and the new ones don’t attract me.
Recent successes for me, Rick Stein in India was beautifully filmed, and I loved hotel India.
Christine Costello by e mail
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