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To Sleep, Perchance To Dream

by | 5th, January 2004

‘BARELY five days in and the optimism that accompanied the arrival of 2004 has all but evaporated.

Do Not Feed The Dumb Animals

Channel 4 has proven that 2003 was no fluke and is resolutely committed to broadcast some of the worst TV ever.

Rather than make anything entertaining, the Channel has chosen to pepper its schedules with formats. The latest format has Dermot Leary overseeing Shattered, a show about people staying awake.

It’s easy to spot the joke, and indeed the £100,000 first prize should go to some social leper who stays up to watch the entire run of this dross.

If any television executives at Channel Bore are looking in – through those square-rimmed glasses, no doubt – they should note that for drama, entertainment and sheer action nothing can beat the World Darts championship (BBC2).

This might be watered down version of the main event – since a rival World Darts show is broadcast on Sky – but it still raises a smile.

Which leads us to Channel 4’s next TV show format: Celebrity Pin The Tail On The Donkey. Dumb animals will be hurt, some quite badly. Not least the show’s presenter, Paul Ross – he’s the one in the tail…’

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