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The One Show - One Show I Don't Mind Missing!
The One Show
Member Name: spidystrider
The One Show
Advantages: Very light entertainment.
Disadvantages: Too much nonsense.
The One Show is a magazine style programme which is broadcast live on weekdays at 7pm. It started in 2006 and is presented by Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley. We watch it quite often in our house, as my husband arrives home from work at 6.45pm and we are sitting down to eat at about 7pm.
When the programme was first aired, we really did enjoy it, but over time it does seem to be filled with more and more nonsense.
The idea behind the programme is to inform the viewer of topical stories from all around Britain. In the early days, these were quite interesting. I especially remember the one about a man who built different playhouses for his grandchildren. As each grandchild came along, he added another to his collection, until he had a village in his large garden. This man had an amazing talent and the playhouses looked like buildings from a fairytale. He went on to build fancy little buildings to house his tools and wheelie bins. In the end, he opened his garden for the children in the village to enjoy. I thought it was amazing and couldn't help wish I could get to visit it.
There have been other stories which have caught my attention in the past, but hardly any of late. There seems to be too many inane fillers now, which I find myself switching off from. They also made the mistake, in my opinion of employing Hardeep Singh Kohli, who has only ever managed to get on my nerves! Thankfully, I haven't seen him recently and would be delighted to never see him again.
The researchers for this programme are not very good at their job either. A few weeks back they had Andy Serkis on and the show's food reporter, Jay Rayner, stuck a plate of chorizo (a pork type meat) in front of his face and told him to give it a try. It turns out that Andy Serkis does not eat meat!
The One Show has a surprising amount of well known celebrity guests, although they only seem to come on, to advertise a play they are appearing in, or a book they have written. With the show only lasting for a half hour, the chat with the celebrity is always rushed and quite often they are cut off mid sentence. More often than not, they are left looking quite dumbfounded, as Adrian and Christine move on to the next subject.
Celebrity guests have included: Zac Efron, Rob Brydon, Clive Anderson, Sir Roger Moore, Kate Winslet, Adam Sandler, Sir Ben Kingsley and Liza Minnelli, to name a few.
At best, I do find The One Show, mildly entertaining. They never deal with any really serious issues, but then, that is not what this programme is for. I do wish they would put more thought into the stories they report on though and stop coming out with so much brain-numbing nonsense.
The One Show is definately not a programme to rush home for!
Summary: The One Show - magazine style show that could do with some improving.