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To much information!
Member Name: col11
Advantages: Something to read over the holidays lol
Disadvantages: Never ending lists and 56 pages of adverts
We don't usually bother buying a TV guide, it's not that i don't watch TV but i tend to know when the programs i like are on, and my partner has a built in soap guide, but it's Christmas! so we have spent £2.20 on a 2 week Christmas issue of the radio times.
This is one big bumper Christmas issue containing 274 pages, unfortunately there are 56 full pages worth of adverts in amongst the TV listings so only 218 pages of fantastic Christmas TV entertainment.
Dr who and Santa Claus himself adorn the front cover, you also get a red flash across the front of the magazine inforning you of a "Free book - The snowman" but i can't see any information about this inside, open the magazine and your given a list of features for this issue, these include Strictly come dancing, Doctor who, Top gear, The Royle Family, Poirot, Wallace & Gromit and a few more programs that are going be on our small screens this Christmas.
Then you get 4 pages running a day by day mini feature list of the very best of TV & film over the 2 weeks covered, and after a few more adverts 26 pages reviewing all the BBC/ITV/CHAN 4/5 movies and highlights from the other channels.
Then comes the daily TV listings, approx 9 pages per days listing, starting off with the main channels and digital TV then breaking off into more specific sections like entertainment, sport, Factual/documentary and children's channels, most of the main TV channels have information about each program but by the time you get to the less popular channels it's more a list of program names and times with very little if any information.
It is not called Radio times for nothing, when you get past the TV listings to page 238! then you get the radio listings, 2 pages per day featuring all the major BBC radio stations including a few small features on most pages, radio 1 is just a list of DJ names and times but most of the other channels have some information on each program.
To much information! To much information! i don't think i will pick this magazine up again until i am throwing in in the bin next year (Next year!!) there are just to many pages of listing and it goes on and on forever! when i sit down to watch TV i will have a flick through the channels or a quick look at the daily planner and find something i want to see, if i miss a program i really wanted to see then big deal! i got Iplayer/4OD and it's not like they wont repeat everything anyway.
Save our trees and your money get your listings onscreen/on line or get a cheaper TV mag.
I will give it 2 stars as it does what it says on the front.