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Old 09-03-2013, 16:24
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Easter

As every year, around the time of a forthcoming Bank Holiday, a thread will appear asking/complaining/informing about Bank Holiday TV schedules will materialise.

So, I thought I would launch a thread so Easter, MayDay, Spring and August Bank Holidays can be discussed and compared!

First up is Easter. What sort of "treats" can we expect this Easter? And will any fantasy schedule becme reality?

I know Jonathan Creek and When Miranda Met Bruce are on BBC1, but what will be on ITV?
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Old 09-03-2013, 16:37
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Here are the provisional schedules for Good Friday

ITV
6:00am Daybreak
Lively breakfast show featuring the latest news alongside showbiz, entertainment, health and lifesty... (read more)
8:30am Lorraine
9:25am 30 Years of CITV
10:30am To be Announced
More information will be available closer to broadcast.
11:30am Murder, She Wrote
A chance encounter with her old British intelligence friend Michael Hagarty leaves Jessica standing... (read more)
12:30pm The Home of Fabulous Cakes
1:30pm ITV News and Weather
A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast.
1:45pm To be Announced
More information will be available closer to broadcast.
2:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal
Why let your antiques collect dust in the attic when you can sell them? Take money on the spot from... (read more)
3:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show
Chat show that celebrates the very best of British. Featuring celebrity guests, unsung heroes, and d... (read more)
4:00pm Ade in Britain
Adrian Edmondson travels around Britain meeting traditional food producers and people continuing anc... (read more)
5:00pm The Chase
Quiz show in which four contestants must pit their wits against The Chaser, a ruthless quiz genius d... (read more)
6:00pm Regional News and Weather
Up to the minute regional news and weather updates.
6:15pm ITV News and Weather
A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast.
6:30pm To be Announced
More information will be available closer to broadcast.
7:00pm Emmerdale
Popular long-running soap opera, set in a Yorkshire village.
7:30pm Coronation Street
More drama and turmoil from the residents of Coronation Street in the longest running TV Soap.
8:00pm You've Been Framed!
Comedy show which features a selection of camcorder catastrophes and video disasters.
8:30pm Coronation Street
More drama and turmoil from the residents of Coronation Street in the longest running TV Soap.
9:00pm Piers Morgan's Life Stories
Series of celebrity interviews hosted by Piers Morgan in front of a studio audience.
10:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather
Round-up of the day's news. Followed by a national weather forecast and the latest news and weather... (read more)
10:15pm Out of Sight
Sexy crime caper based on the novel by Elmore Leonard, with terrific chemistry between stars George... (read more)
12:15am Jackpot247
3:00am Any Which Way You Can
Action-comedy sequel about a trucker, also a bare-knuckle fighter, and his orang-utan sidekick as th... (read more)
5:05am ITV Nightscreen

BBC1
6:00am Breakfast
The latest news stories and events. Featuring regional news and whether forecasts as well as regular... (read more)
9:00am To be Announced
More information will be available closer to broadcast.
1:00pm BBC News at One
National and international news from the BBC.
1:15pm BBC London News
The latest news, sport and weather from London.
1:25pm To be Announced
More information will be available closer to broadcast.
6:30pm BBC News at Six
The latest national and international news stories from the BBC.
6:50pm BBC London News
The latest news, sport and weather from London.
7:00pm The One Show
Magazine series featuring a mix of interviews, topical reports and features from around the UK.
7:30pm A Question of Sport
Long-running sports quiz, with members of the sporting community pitting their knowledge of sport ag... (read more)
7:57pm BBC News and Regional News
National and regional news bulletin from the BBC.
8:00pm EastEnders
Another visit to the residents of Albert Square, for a regular dose of drama, excitement and tears.
8:30pm MasterChef
Long running cookery show which searches for the country's next star chef.
9:00pm To be Announced
More information will be available closer to broadcast.
10:00pm BBC News at Ten
The latest national and international news.
10:15pm BBC London News
The latest news, sport and weather from London.
10:22pm BBC Weather
The latest weather forecast.
10:25pm To be Announced
More information will be available closer to broadcast.
10:55pm The Matt Lucas Awards
Matt Lucas hosts his own awards ceremony - the perfectly-titled Lucases.
11:25pm To be Announced
More information will be available closer to broadcast.
1:10am Weatherview
Detailed weather forecast.
1:15am BBC News
The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather.
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Old 09-03-2013, 20:49
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Looks a bit dull - but with schools / children's TV no longer on the main networks you don't get the big switch in schedules during the holiday period like you used to. Hopefully, the weather will be a bit warmer and we'll be outside!
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Old 09-03-2013, 21:05
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Looking at the schedule, just another day then
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Old 09-03-2013, 21:25
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Oh the days when the BBC broadcast Laurel and Hardy during the holidays. Those where the days.
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Old 09-03-2013, 21:28
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Oh the days when the BBC broadcast Laurel and Hardy during the holidays. Those where the days.
Ian.
Now that BBC1 has the full daytime schedule from BBC2 I am concerned it will be virtually status quo with a token film thrown in! (I don't mean a telethon of Status Quo muisic!)
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Old 09-03-2013, 21:44
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Hopefully BBC 1 will slot om some religious programme. After all Good Friday is name after a religious event.
Sadly I will be working as retail is the new religion...
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Old 09-03-2013, 21:52
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Oh the days when the BBC broadcast Laurel and Hardy during the holidays. Those where the days.
Ian.
Well the provisional BBC2 schedule for Good Friday has a TBA slot from 8.15am until 11am. This could possibly mean they plan to show an old film in this slot. Fingers crossed, I guess we'll have to wait until Tuesday to find out
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Old 09-03-2013, 22:19
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Well the provisional BBC2 schedule for Good Friday has a TBA slot from 8.15am until 11am. This could possibly mean they plan to show an old film in this slot. Fingers crossed, I guess we'll have to wait until Tuesday to find out
Actually the Christmas just gone, I treat myself to the DVD's Boxset of Laurel and Hardy. I've never stopped watching those DVD's since then.
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:56
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Hopefully BBC 1 will slot om some religious programme. After all Good Friday is name after a religious event.
Sadly I will be working as retail is the new religion...
Yes. Retail has little regard for any of its staff these days. Work, work, work, work! They have this arrogant mentality that "staff should be grateful for a job" and therefore demand blood sweat and tears with little pay often without choice.
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:38
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Does anybody know what films ITV are going to show, what with Sky having all the James Bond films?
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:54
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Bank Holiday/Easter cut and paste the Christmas schedule.
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Old 10-03-2013, 15:34
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Bank Holiday/Easter cut and paste the Christmas schedule.
Or daytime TV with one film
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Old 10-03-2013, 18:03
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Does anybody know what films ITV are going to show, what with Sky having all the James Bond films?
ITV wont bother showing any films over the Bank Holidays- they will just show the usual wrist-slitting daytime dross
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Old 10-03-2013, 18:30
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I see that Doctor Who is on 30th March
That's my Easter Saturday sorted
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Old 10-03-2013, 21:33
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Will Foyles War be on over Easter?
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:16
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The days of special Bank Holiday schedules have now long gone sadly, it's only Christmas when they seem to alter the schedule for a week or two, but that special schedule will never go past the 2nd or 3rd of Jan..the BBC were and still are sticklers for that, if the 2nd and 3rd of Jan fell on a Thursday or Friday back in the day before daytime TV and while still on school Christmas holidays we were treated to a couple of mornings and afternoons of test card F until Play School at 3.55pm..it was like Christmas and New Year never happened..very depressing!
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:29
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No Great Escape then ?
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Old 12-03-2013, 18:37
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My worst fears.

Good Friday on BBC1 is a near normal day, including Flo9g It! and Escape to the Country and Beat the Pack in the afternoon. Only a Mary Magdalene documentary and Ratatouille at 5pm suggests it's a special day.
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Old 12-03-2013, 19:50
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why do you guys expect different tv listing for Easter its not like Christmas
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Old 12-03-2013, 20:05
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why do you guys expect different tv listing for Easter its not like Christmas
It used to be. There were movie premieres carried over from Christmas, circuses, special editions of popular shows and one off dramas. It used to feel like a special time of year. And, shops closed on Good friday afternoon, Easter Sunday and Easter monday.
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Old 14-03-2013, 18:37
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The Boat Race is on Easter Sunday at 3.15pm.
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Old 14-03-2013, 18:43
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With the exception of anyone who may be housebound why not get out and about somewhere?
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Old 14-03-2013, 18:46
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Chelsea vs Man Utd is on Easter Monday, KO 12.30
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Old 14-03-2013, 18:49
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With the exception of anyone who may be housebound why not get out and about somewhere?
Who are you? The leisure police?

Believe it or not, there are millions of people who work hard and just love to potter about their homes during bank holidays. Going out isn't the be all and end all for everyone. If I and others want to watch TV at Bank Holidays then that's up to us.
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