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Having just finished handing in a 60'000 word portfolio of work for university I have become a little out of touch with what is being shown on the telly box. As such I figured I should begin to invest in a television guide. Personally I will only purchase an expensive one at Christmas, so this one stood out for me - being on special offer at 20p a week seemed to be a real bargain.
As with all TV guides it has 'spoilers' emblazoned across the front page. The specific stories mentioned on the front page are expanded on further into the magazine. Towards the front of the telly paper are stories about 'new' series that are beginning the week the paper relates to. It then moves onto stories about each of the soaps - it gives mini highlights of what has been happening - so if like me you are a little behind you will be able to catch up.
The paper has a section named the 'soap planner' which does include some strange choices in my eyes such as Doctors. But hey ho... It gives little snippets of what will be happening day by day. Almost rendering the need to watch the soaps pointless. But I still do... The little elements that are revealed will give something away but not everything that will happen in the episode. To be honest each TV paper in my experience has the same information in it - so for me this element hits the spot.
The TV guide has a comprehensive guide that indicates how they have rated the movies that will be on that week.... The ratings seem to be fair - ranging from one to five stars.... They don't appear to have given anything a five star in this weeks paper though.
Then we move onto the TV guide element of the magazine. It has three pages a day, with channels one to five catered for, as well as a lot of the most common TV channels off Sky and Virgin, as well as free view. The coverage seems to be fair, I personally feel it's worth the read - however my partner does throw a giant hissy fit of he sees the front page as he feels it ruins the soaps for him... However as a guide to what is on, and when it works well.
As with other TV guides it has a TV themed crossword (which I have never managed to complete), this then forms a competition. From taking certain letters you can then rearrange them into the name of a BBC 4 sitcom. This sent off will give you the chance to win £500, with runners up also winning cash.
As with all magazines the last page is filled with your stars. I have paid mine heed, and not made a mountain out of a mole hill, and as such will be feeling fine all week... The TV guide is filled with nice little touches like the chance to have letter published for £10, and to be fair it only has the occasional advert in it for dolls that look like babies, and overpriced reclining chairs.
Personally I like the TV guide - the paper is a little cheaper than some are printed on, but it has virtually the same contents as most others I have read.
I'd definitely recommend getting this at 20p it's a steal. 5 *'s from me.
I like so many millions of others, am on a mission to cut down on my spending. I want more money to spend on things I enjoy doing. So I decided that as I can read news online and watch it on tv as well- then my weekly paper at a cost of nearly £2 is now to be a treat rather than at the top of my weekly shopping list.
So that decision made I was left with the problem of getting a tv guide, as I normally get one free with my paper. I tried just using the electronic guide on screen, but I seemed to miss programmes. I tried using an online guide, but that didn't work for me either. So a cheap solution was needed - I loved the Radio Times, but that was quite pricey- so the hunt continued.
Thanks to a fellow Dooyoo member - I tried out TV QUICK and at only 40p it is ideal.
It contains 76 pages of which 42 are the actual tv guide. The rest being articles about tv programmes with the emphasis being on the soaps. There is also a film guide for the main channels.
Now I have to admit that the articles are not for me, when you are used to getting your tv articles from the broadsheets, well let's just say the standard of journalism isn't that great.
The puzzles are very very easy, and so I doubt I will ever bother.
But, puzzles, articles and horoscopes are not what I bought this magazine for- I want to know what is on tv and that job it does very well.
The main five channels have more in depth listings and the satellite channels get a programme listing in a smaller font, thus enabling a programme description in the space available. The satellite listings are done under useful headings:-entertainment/factual @ lifestyle/children/sport and last but my no means least- movies.
For the satellite channels it clearly lists where you can find the channels on your systems and Freeview has an especially large and clear symbol.
So I am very happy with my 40p spend and would recommend this TV guide to anyone spending more on their viewing planner.
With the advent of interactive TV, sky (for example) one would think that TV listings magazines will have had their day. Not so..on the contrary, more and more listings magazines are appearing on our shelves. From my own point of view this is a good thing. I do find it a bit fiddly flicking through the TV listings on sky and then finding the relevant button to find out what the programme is all about, so I still prefer the good old fashioned TV mags !
TV Quick is published by the H Baur Publishing co. and was launched way back in March 1991, they are aiming at a target audience of women under 45 years of age with children, and I think they have got it spot on. Proof indeed when you look at their statistics.......Adult circulation is 1.2 million of which 844,000 are women aged around 40 years. So I fit that demographic perfectly.
So, having discovered this little gem about 3 years ago, I now regularly trot off to my local corner shop, every Tuesday and part with my 65 pence and then return home to have a cuppa (or on occasion a glass of vino) and a flick through this Mag' at my leisure. I say Mag' because this is not just a TV listing, this is how I catch up on my celebrity gossip and soaps. Working regular night shifts I actually don't watch much in the way of soaps anymore, so I use this as a catch up !
For those of you who may be looking on the shelves for this, it is the one with 'TV Quick' in big white bold writing on a red background..designed to catch your eye, the front cover is very bright and colourful and nearly always depicts soap stars from one or the other, there are little clips showing which celebrities will be featured for the week and at the bottom a brief headline for each of the contending soaps.
The contents listing is in quite large writing and easy to follow, although I never refer to this, I just delve straight in. On page one you will also see recommendations for this weeks viewing from TV Quick, basically a list of a few select programmes that they think will make your week.
TV People in the News
Pretty self explanatory really, any celebrity that has made the news recently can be featured in a brief clip on this page, also with behind scenes excerpts of a few select programmes.
Each week a celebrity is posed a handful of questions that the publishers obviously think we would find interesting:
This week Jade Goody was asked things like......What is your earliest TV memory ? her answer was 'The Magic Roundabout'...Hmmm ..well they didn't say their target audience was necessarily the intellects amongst us !
Among the 'People in the news' pages you will find the best dressed and worst dressed celebrities...now I quite like this bit, even though I would definitely NOT regard myself as any sort of fashionista, some of the celebrities look as though they have been dragged through a hedge backwards, or they were not wearing their specs when they got dressed in the morning..highly entertaining to see Victoria Beckham looking just like I do first thing in the morning...makes me feel quite good !
This is my favourite bit, although they should put out a warning about spoilers here. They give a brief rundown of everything that is going to happen in each of this weeks episodes, as I said I don't very often watch them, however this does keep me in touch, and whilst they don't actually give the whole plot away, you can read between the lines easily and work out exactly what is going to happen.
~~Real Life on TV~~
Often fascinating, often harrowing real life stories of people who's stories will be featured on a documentary in the coming week.
~~In My Room~~
I am very nosy me, and I love to see how the other half live and pick holes in their decor. This showcases the home of one Celebrity each week, this week it is Tiff Needell.......I found his house boring abd very bland...sorry Tiff....nice eyes though !
~~Me and My Food~~~
The obligatory cookery section,featuring a different Celebrity each week, I don't pay too much attention to these, but for the benefit of this review I can tell you that a celebrity is briefly interviewed regarding his/her taste in and history with food, they then share their favourite recipe with you...I don't bother because I would burn it anyway.
~~The Big Interview~~
Speaks for itself, this is a double spread and normally it is a high profile celebrity of the moment.
~~And Don't Miss~~
Normally a double page glossy spread of the publisher's hand picked programmes that are recommended for the week, this is very informative and I have to say I have used this on a regular basis.
So that is the magazine side over, well for now anyway, so far so good, I enjoy that part of it and like the fact that nothing is too in depth, I can flick around to my hearts content reading whichever articles take my fancy at that particular moment.
Apart from these regular spots, there are many other features, all celebrity based , although they do differ from week to week.
~~TV and Film Listings~~
The film listings come first and are in day of week order, each day is a different colour in order for you to find it quickly, simple but it works, they normally do a brief feature of one terrestrial and one digital film per week, followed by the rest of the listings. Not too sure I would agree so much with the particular films that they feature, however I am not a film buff so my expertise here is not to be relied on.
The TV listings are again, a different colour for each day and list all the terrestrial and digital lists. The part I particularly like about this is the attention to ...for want of a better phrase...'User friendliness !!'. By that I mean, each day is easily found (if you are flicking through) by means of a cifferent coloured horizontal bar down the top right hand side of the page. Another good point about the TV section is that they not only list the names of the channels but also give you the corresponding satellite channel number and also the Video Plus code numbers..in other words just punch in the relevant code number next to the programme, into your recorder and 'Hey Presto'...easy peasy !!!
Each of the main terrestrial channel listings also give you quite an in depth description of the programme, however the Satellite channels are not so in depth.
The satellite channels are listed according to type, in other words, 'Entertainment', 'Factual/Lifestyle', 'Sport', etc, again this is very useful making it very easy to find what you are looking for.
Once you have worked your way through this little lot, you would think there could be no more..ah..but there is. On the last few pages you have the competitions page....where you can win £1000 for the prize crossword. Also you have the letters page, here you can get £25 if your's is picked as the star letter and £10 is on offer for any other letter published.
Russel Grant pops up here, within the letters page, with his usual , rather preditable ...errr...starsign predictions ! Sorry I am a bit of a sceptic here, so don't make much use of this.
Finally, last page, you have good old Trisha Goddard, delving into peoples deepest, darkest secrets..the problem page, most of us will enjoy reading this part, I know I do, although personally I could Never , ever write in to it , besides Poor Trish wouoldn't know what hit her if I did !!
Overall I really enjoy reading this, I don't see it as a TV Listing at all, more an easy, light reading browse, thoroughly enjoyable but informative at the same time. I like the fact that there are not advertisements on every other page, although, there are a few. The print is clear and large enough for me to read without getting my reading glasses out too.
H Baur publishing also publish many other well known magazines, among them Bella, Take a Break and That's Life, so the format is very similar.
Despite the fact that 65 pence is more expensive than many other TV Mags I can wholeheartedly recommend this for all you 35 and over women with kids, the menfolk will like it too..trust me. 9/10
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I always love going to my grans and reading the TV Quick. Its a great TV mag but also a good long read too.
What is TV Quick?
Its a TV magazine with a difference. Its got the normal TV guide that every TV mag has but then theres the extras like all the celeb gossip and interview with soap and tv celebs.
65p which is quite a lot for TV mag but its not just a TV mag. Its a mini version of Heat so I think the price is quite reasonable.
Theres the usual TV QUICK red and white logo. Normally on the front cover of the TV Quick, theres a soap star thats going to be in a main storyline that week. For example, Sallys sexy secret. Underneath the face of the soap star, theres some smaller soap headliners like The moon brothers join the Square and Its all going wrong in Emmerdale then theres some other small headlines about other TV programmes.
Theres a list of the content with all the normal publishing info as well.
THIS WEEK TV QUICK LOVES
A varied assortment of TV programmes that are shown that week. Like best picks of the week
TV PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
* Theres always a quick interview on famous people or not so famous reality celebs. Asking questions like Whats your favourite TV show? What do you normally do after filming on set?
* A lot of pictures and quotes of famous people
* STAR OF THE WEEK, which shows a person thats on a TV and tell you a bit about them and what they have been in previously.
* STOP PRESS, which is about big showbiz news of that week
* FROCKY HORROR CELEBS, which is pictures of badly dressed celebs
* Triple Take where they put two pictures of a celeb with a plus sign between it and equals another celeb which looks like a cross between the two
* TELL US A SECRET. The title speaks for itself. Its a section where a celeb tells TV Quick a secret.
* I COULDNT LIVE WITHOUT The title speaks for itself as well. Where a celeb tells you what they couldnt live without. Sometimes this section changes to some other question.
* ON THE RED CARPET which is pictures of woman in dress at premieres and big celebrity dos when they walk onto the red carpet
Eastenders, Correnation street, Emmerdale, Neighbours, Home and Away, Hollyoaks and Family Affairs.
All about the main storylines that are happening that week and then in a little box underneath the smaller ones that are going on in the soaps.
Theres normally about 3-5 interviews with celebs and one interview with an ordinary person in different formats
* MY LIFE OF TV which is about a normal person thats on TV that week telling their story
* IN MY ROOM A celeb that talks about their room and the items in it and their meaning to them or the story behind it
* ME & MY FOOD A celeb talks about the food they love and a certain dish they adore and then they give you the recipe on how to make it aswell
* THE WEEKS BIG FILM which is on a non digital channel and consider the best film to watch that week
* DIGITAL PREMIERE OF THE WEEK which is consider the best premiered film on digital that week
Then theres a picture and the film name and time at the side
* Best Epic
* Best War movie
* Best family film
* Best Thriller
* Best True Story
Then it gives you the list and sysopnis of all the films from Saturday to Friday
BBC 1, BBC2, ITV, Channel 4 and Five all in different colours - the list for the day 2 pages Has 2 top picks every day Each day coloured colour coded
4 pages - No top picks just the list of showings for the day - All channels have different colours.
After the main TV guide, theres something called the COFFEE BREAK
* Showbiz anagrams unscramble the letter to find
* Who are they? unjumble pictures to guess who the two stars are
* Screen search search for the words listed
£1000 crossword send it in and win £1000
People send in letters about TV shows and they pick a handful and publish them. The star letter gets £25.
RUSSELL GRANT YOUR WEEK IN THE STAR
All your horoscopes for the week. Quite some interesting ones there. Russell Grant isnt a bad predictor.
Always at the back of TV QUICK, youll find Trisha. People who have sent in their problems get published and Trisha tries to help them by giving her advice.
Below Trishas comments is always NEXT WEEK What the main soap story it will be and some of the features.
I love this TV guide because not only does it give my info on TV shows and soap but it tells me a bit of news on whats been happening to our celebs over the past week and I love the horoscope as they always seem to work for me. All in all this is a great TV mag for anyone that buys Heat or love little bit of gossip now and again.
For 65p a week, its not too bad as its hardly has any adverts (I mean compared to other magazines. They have to get the money to publish from somewhere and that somewhere is ads) in it and you get the lastest news and a TV guide.
TV Quick sits in the magazine rack beside the sofa almost religiously. I guess it was time for it to get a review by yours truly on dooyoo. So, with so many different magazine listing guides available, how does this one manage to get itself comfy in our living room every week? ~ General Priced at 65p, TV Quick is one of the cheaper listings magazines on the shelves. TVQ is not just a television listings magazine though; it also contains TV reviews and interviews, real life stories, recipes, letters and horoscopes. ~ Regions As far as I am aware, TVQ is available in all TV regions with the differing schedules. ~ CONTENTS ~ Front page feature Always the big soap story of the week normally from one of the big two of Eastenders or Coronation Street. The front cover will be a picture of the actors involved in the love triangle/sex shocker/insert crazy headline here. Inside the magazine, there will be a page feature on that particular storyline. ~ Features Normally two or three a week. These feature interviews with people in the big TV shows of that week such as a Drama, Reality Show or Celebrity Specials. Generally two page articles each normally written in question and answer form. ~ Regulars The magazine opens up with ‘TV People In The News’ which does exactly what it says on the page. It then moves on to ‘On The Red Carpet’, which is two pages of woman wearing those dresses to award ceremonies, premiere opening etc. A bit of a strange bit to have, considering they do not review non-TV films. For all you who need your soap updates and gossip, look no further. ‘Soap
0;one’ is four pages of all the soaps (including the Oz ones). To set itself away from your typical TV mag, TVQ also has a real life story published weekly. The usual stuff like the plastic surgery (went wrong)/weight loss/bigamist husband. So if you married your wife’s brother, you too could earn yourself £250 (and a few beatings). ‘Me and My Food’ is another regular feature. It has a different celebrity every week with two recipes for their favourite dishes. ‘TV Films’ is 4 or 5 pages of that week’s films (mainly terrestrial with one pick daily from Digital’s offerings). It has a pick of the week and all films reviewed get a star rating (1-5). Normally quite a useful guide to go by. At the back of TVQ you get the quizzes, letters and horoscopes. Also as a special treat, students-favourite Trisha has a regular column answering your problems. Not as controversial (or made up) as Dear Deirdre from The Sun. ~ TV Listings Six pages for each day (running Saturday to Friday). Two pages for terrestrial, which means you get detailed reviews of most of the peak time shows. The other 4 pages cover most of the main channels in all areas, with it being separated into sections covering ‘Entertainment’, ‘Kids’, ‘Factual’, ‘Sport’ and ‘Movies’. You also get Pick Of The Day which normally only has the highly watched shows anyway. The only thing I don’t like about the listings is the way the show reviews are written, a big Heat-ish with comments, such as the moaning if the scheduling of certain shows are moved to make way for certain sporting events. ~ Overall Like I said, t
his magazine is always in our house. I do not buy it myself (I can live with the TV listings featured in the daily newspaper) but the woman in the house love to read the gossip and soap updates. It is probably one of the better listings guides as it offers variety and is decently priced. If this is your sort of thing, give it a go. Thank You For Reading ©tbsgt
by jessyclown on 01.02.2002 at 22:57 I see you are new to dooyoo. I hope you enjoy reading and writing opinions. If have a good look at some of the better opinions you will see what people give good ratings for. If you read and rate other people's opinions they may read and rate yours thats what it is all about! by Gwenick on 01.02.2002 at 23:01 Here's a tip. Spend more time on each opinion. Only post one a day (at most) and read and rate other people opinions. You'll get more read (and therefore more money) that way. As it is you are doing what is known as 'churning' - and people won't read you at all! Gwen by MALU on 01.02.2002 at 23:42 That's right! One look at the number of your ops and I stay away. Malu Comments on the opinion by KingHerrod on 02.02.2002 at 10:58 Hi and welcome to the site, I see you submitted 20 reviews on your first day. Take it from me that will not make you any money and most of the reviews probably will not help consumers a great deal either. My best advice to you is to have a peek at the community page, at the premier reviews and the advice to new members. Have a read around the site and have fun, but by posting a large number of reviews straight away, you may get yourself a bad name. I noticed nobody had rated this review yet. If you have any questions feel free to e-mail me, the address is on my profile page, just click on my name. by MonsterSpice on 01.02.2002 at 23:34 Please stop churning and why did you rate my last opinion SU when everyone else did VU spite I think and I have sent a note to dooyoo about it. You are knocking all the serious members out of the latest list and ruining the enjoyment for others. Mark Thanks, you are all so kind. Goodbye.
Like a lot of people I am a sopa addict and like to know what's going to happen in the soaps. So this is the perfect TV guide for me. It has everything you want in it. There are four full pagest to everyday and it covers all major TV and Sattelite channels, aswell as the main radio stations. Along with reviews on all of the soaps and TV programmes it also has true life storys in it which are always a good read. There are many good things about this magazine, and with only a couple of bad points it is definately one of the better ones around. Layout; The layout of TV quick is great. Most things are spread out and are quite big so it's easier to read. As I said before, each day has four pages (2 double pages) and all the channels have lots of information about their programmes. There's also a few programmes to one side of the page which are the best ones. Overall it is a great Layout and everything is easy to read. Content; The content has to be TV quick's best point. Every soap has it's own update of whats going on in the week, and cover storys get a whole page to themselves. There are lots of true storys aswell, so if you've read everything else you still have those to read. Overall the content is great and ther's loads to read. Those are the two main points about this magazine. It is great and so is the price. It is worth giving it a try just to see if you like it.
I always tend to buy the same TV magazine being as there is too much choice these days and it all gets too confusing. I used to pick the one that had the best front cover and the covers are mainly the biggest soap story of the week. Now I just stick to TV Quick mainly because I am used to the layout. The first page is the contents and pick of the week which goes on for the next two pages and picks out the best of the that weeks television, then my favourite bit which is 3 pages of the soap zone, especially for people like me who are soap addicts this tells you all about what the soaps have in store for us over the next week It also includes a soap update just in case you missed one or two episodes, very useful. Then following this is an article about a TV documentary, then after an advertisement, is your weekly stars by Russell Grant this also includes a list of celebrities that have their birthdays in the coming week. Then after another advertisement there is "this weeks showbiz news" for everything you ever needed to know about the stars next its a letters page followed by an article on a TV drama. After yet another advertisement there are more articles about television shows and also there is half a page dedicated to your money and your life, where a financial expert helps out readers with problems. A prize winning arrow word even some cookery. Health with Dr. Chris Steele, who is the "This Morning's" TV Doctor. Then you get onto the quides first of all there is the Film Guide, which covers BBC1, BBC2, ITV1, CH4 and CH5 and goes through the days of the week. Next there is the TV guide itself showing you 4 pages per day, with a Top TV column to start with then the 5 main terrestrial channels, the next two pages are covering the Satellite and Cable digital channels set into sections to make it easier to find the channel you require, i.e. Sky one and E4 are on their own then you have got the Entertainment c
hannels in a nice pick box then the Kids channels in an orange box then the sport in a green one and the movies in a blue box. This actually covers a total of 36 channels! Which is not bad. Then quite close to the end of the magazine you have a whole page of Radio programmes saying which frequencies the stations can be found on and this only covers 9 radio stations in the London edition of TV Quick. Then even closer to the end you can find the problem page "dear Molly" in which Molly Parkin "tells you like it is". I love the way this magazine is set out and because I know it so well, having bought it for the past 10 years, I think its easy to go straight to what you want! It only costs 62p and this is a great price for a lot of information on television and its stars and of course the full 7 day guide to TV programmes and Radio too. The only downside is that out of 68 pages there are 11 ½ pages dedicated to adverts. On this weeks front cover is a picture of Eddy and Patsy from Ab Fab, which I have to admit to not watching, also there is a little picture of Sharon and Peggy from Eastenders with a sub headline of "Sharon and Peggy at War!" which definitely sounds interesting to me! Inside the back cover is a small poster of Atomic Kitten, who are a girl band to those who are not up on there Pop groups. If you haven't bought this brilliant magazine I suggest you try it!
TV Quick is a weekly TV listings magazine. It is widely available in most newsagents and supermarkets. At a little over 60p, it's great value for money. I used to make a point of buying a newspaper everyday, but found that I was really only getting as far as the TV pages, with a quick glance at the headlines. This seemed to me to be a waiste of money, so I decided to start buying a listings mag. I chose a different one each week, until I settled for one I liked. That one was TV Quick. Listings are easy to follow. Each channel is clearly marked out. It has a comprehensive guide for satelite channels as well as the original fab five. Soap updates are given at the front end of the mag, incase anyone has missed out on an eppisode of their particular addiction, and there is also a review of each soap's events to be shown over the next 7 days. As well as the TV listings, the thing that really got me buying it regularly was the readers' true stories segment. Because I spend so much time reading coarse material for university, I enjoyed the notion of reading these consise stories about sometimes strange events happening to regular Joes. It's a very entertaing way of finding out what's on the box.
It's funny how when you move out of your parents house you continue to buy some of the same things they had. I moved out 18 months ago, and religiously buy TV Quick every week as my Mum had. On the rare occasions I have had to get a different TV magazine, I spend the whole week complaining about it. TV Quick is very easy to use, and I suppose you get used to one lay out and when you try a different magazine evrything's in the wrong place. TV Quick has lots of good articles, health advice, money advice and problem page. The recipes are also delicious (we cut them out every week and keep them). It's more than a TV listings guide it's like a weekly magazine, which myself and my Fiance both enjoy reading. The comments about the TV shows are always witty, and make you believe that the person writing them actually watches the shows rather than just writing what they have been told to write. It's sad, but I'm lost without my weekly copy!!
TV Quick goes out every Tuesday, publsishing the TV guide for the following week. But it isn;t just a guide... Oh no, this mag is much more than that. It is a lifestyle magazine, an entertainment magazine and a gossip magazine, as well, all in one.It gives you celebrity interviews, quizzes, puzzles, gossip on TV programmes, behind the scenes tours of shows, spoilers for programmes, and just happens to have a TV guide feature inside. It also features problems pages, and lifestyles of people, and also tips for yourself and improving your own lifestyle. You can see they have spent a lot of time on the mag, as there are lots of featuresm week in, week out, and the colour and layout of it, is superb. It looks very appealing from when you go to your shop or supermarket, pick it up, read it, or just purchase it. It looks reader friendly, with the content inside it, and how this content applies to you. Overall, this mag is fantastic, and offers a wide range of features and it gives you plenty of things to read and do as well.
The main selling points of this magazine seem to be its cheap price ,and the fact that it has quizzes and a problem page, and human interest stories. Nobody has yet mentioned the quality of the journalism. It trash, utter trash and to me this is the appeal ! Flicking through the nicely laid out pages of the film guide, reading the opinions of the writer I know exactly what they are getting at in there reviews. Also when they are giving the films a star rating they very rarely give films the top rating . This is a good think as other magazine would rate block busting movies like 4 weddings to be as good as films like Taxi Driver. Maybe I just share the same taste as the person who writes the reviews but I think there is more to it than that. It’s like the cuprinol adverts.. You know ‘It does exactly what it says on the tin’ It’s in this manner that most of the film and program reviews are presented. the people don’t mince their words. Not only do you get a good gist of what the program/film is about they do it in such a humorous way. Perusing this weeks issue let me see...ahh yes they are subtly taking the mickey out of tomorrows world on Wednesday. On Thursday they are cracking jokes about Emmerdale ,naming Charity as the tart without a heart !Don’t get me wrong they are not always so nice although they appear to have been very generous this week. Sarcasm is not used as a tool in journalism as much as it should be and ‘TV Quick’ excel at the smarting scathing comments that always make me smile . Unfortunately I have invested in Sky digital recently and TV Quick no longer cuts the mustard, as it does not have enough satellite listings or the channel numbers. It is with a sad heart that I had to convert to TV and Satellite weekly which is rubbish with no human interest stories, handy hints or a problem page or gossip but it does have 5 pages of listings per day. Comparing the two e
ven though TV quick is cheaper, its like comparing Heinz tomato ketchup with a supermarket own brand. the supermarket brand does the job but not with the same amount of finesse. .
'TV Quick' is a weekly television magazine, priced at 62p. It isn't as cheap as some, but the content does make up for the what you pay. There is a competition each week where magnificent prizes can be won. Although there is only 1 or 2 competitions in here, the prizes are good, and easy to enter. I feel they could have a couple more, but what they have got is easy and fun! There is a cookery page giving you the full recipe, preperation time, and how many it serves. They have a good range of recipes, hint and tips in here each week, and are easy to follow and understand. Read your horoscopes by the one and only Russel Grant. There is also showbiz news, the soap zone, which covers all the top stories and an update. Although I don't particularly agree in horoscopes, it's nice to see someone like Russel Grant doing them. He's a well-known figure in England, and people love him. Molly Parkin is the Agony Aunt. Read all about other people's problems. Some, you may even be able to relate to. To be honest with you, I tend not to read these problem pages. Reading people's problems about whether they're worried their lover is cheating on them or not is something I find a waste of time. I find the problems here a bit too trivial with the REAL problems that's going on in the world. Alvin Hall is the financial expert which will answer any questions fired his way. This can be interesting and informative with questions about mortgages, different saving accounts etc. Also, quick health with the famous Dr Chris Steale, your health worries can be answered in no time! I like this section. Dr Steale is a well-known and trusted Doctor, and gives honest opinions, along with relevant organizations etc who can help. Along with the regular TV listings on terestial and satelite channels, there is also a film guide which will give you the weeks films. Read about the movie
of the week, and movie news, ie, cinema release, and the top 10 of Britain's most popular films at the cinema. This is an excellant section! It informs you which movies are on which channel, time and date etc. I always look through here to see what's on in the week ahead. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Well, there's certainly a lot to read in here! Oh, and not forgetting the true-life stories and a bit about what the stars are up to!
Save Ten pounds … Ok for those of you who had read my What’s on TV review , you will know in my opinion it is the cheapest most informative TV paper about . I had to buy TV Quick this week as my local supermarket was out of What’s On TvV. It cost 62p and was much less informative than my usual paper , it also cost 20p which over a year would mount up , to about 10 pounds extra !!!! . Ok so this doesn’t sound a lot but saving 20p and 30p there really does mount up . It has all the usual features , cover stories , competitions, cookery, heath and regulars, but it doesn’t tell you anything that What’s on TV does .Well thats my opinion anyway !
I'm not sure why, but i can't wait for every Tuesday to come round so i can buy TV Quick. TV Quick is cheaper than most womans magazines, which makes it good value for money. Not only is it a TV Listings guide, but it contains many true life stories some happy others sad and some that are funny. Theres also a competition puzzle where you can win a cash prize. It has a medical page, a section where you can write to an agony guy about money problems and advice. There is also a angony aunt page dedicated to all your problems. On top of this it has loads of information about tv programes that are starting soon, but my dfavorite bit is reading all the soap infomation. Catching up on whats happening and what is going to happen. It's well worth a read.