The current trend for filming in or editing mostly British Comedy programmes to give a 'poor quality' 'filmy' appearance really gets on my nerves. The Catherine Tate show being a prime example this week, to my eyes it cheapens the feel of the programme. Another non comedy show given 'the treatment' is Antiques Roadshow (the next generation), although the normal Antiques Roadshow is is normal picture quality, is it supposed to be hip and tendy to have a poor picture style. A few years ago Casualty tried it and reverted to normal picture after complaints. On other forums on this site there are endless topics about LCDvPlasmavDLP technology and about the appearance of High definition but what the point when the programme makers apparently choose to degrade the Picture that they have !! I want to view programmes as clear and life like as possible. Why do programme makers choose to give their programmes the look of a 1970's American Sit com ?