Where did my prime go?

Saturday evenings used to be set aside for prime-time viewing on TVs. With more and more channels available now, you’d think we’d be spoilt for choice. But no, the more choices we have, the lower the viewing figures are for each available programme. Advertisers know this, channel bosses know it too. So what happens? Programmes that match the lowest denominator float to the surface.

What’s the alternative? Repeats of TV classics! Last night I watched an episode of Columbo – with Faye Dunaway guest starring as an improbable murderess. I followed that with an episode of the Waltons – depression fed drama from the good old days.

I topped off the evening with a trip down memory lane – Top of the Pops chart toppers from the 60s.

Why don’t they make them like they used to?