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ITV's Weekday Movies Whats the Point?

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by TonyA, May 9, 2005.

  1. TonyA

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    Why on earth do ITV show a movie, then intersect it with the News, then show the LAST HALF HOUR after the news?????

    What is the bl**dy point in doing that?

    :mad:

    Why not just put the news on half an hour later than normal, after showing the whole film?

    We've got dedicated News Channels now ITV (including your own!), so if we're that desperate to watch the news, we can change channel.

    I *NEVER* watch a movie on ITV that's shown in this manner.

    I'm sure it must infurtiate the majority of people.
     
  2. Barrovian

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    I agree. Haven't watched an ITV movie for years.
    I thought that when News at Ten was axed some years ago, to become the Eleven O'Clock News, it was done so with the excuse that ITV did not want to cut films in half like that. Didn't last long did it? :rolleyes:

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    As far as I remember the ratings for the Eleven O'Clck news were dreadful so ITV backtracked.
     
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    Last weeks was the worst I have ever seen cutting the Ali G film. The news did not finish till 11.10 and the film finished at 11.25.
    That was only 15 minutes to go.
    I hardly watch ITV these days but when I do they screw things up.
     
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    Same goes here, have not watched movies on ITV for years for all the same reasons as above. And do they still butcher movies to fit the advert gaps like they used to?
     
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    Hi,

    Ditto all the above comments. ITV still cut films for language, violence, sexual material, although not as bad as they used to. And, yes, they still cut films to suit the timeslot the film will be going in!

    Oh, and they still edit films that air after Midnight, sometimes even editing PG and 12 certificate films, despite the late-night scheduling of them! ITV are the worst for films, without a shadow of a doubt!


    Pooch
     
  7. TonyA

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    That is absolutley incredible. They expect you to wait 30mins to see the last 15 minutes of the movie :suicide:

    No wonder ITV are losing the ratings war to other channels.

    It makes you wonder what sort of qualifications are needed to become a programme scheduler at ITV these days.

    I think a dead badger could do a better job.
     
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    Is it just me or do your clocks always run fast when you switch to ITV to watch something? I'll switch over at the due start time to be greeted by adverts, fair enough a little early perhaps? Then 2 minutes go by and there's ITV programme adverts. Another couple of minutes of my life fester and then the programme sponsors waste more of my meagre intelligence and just for good measure there's more adverts. This puts the programme back by almost 10 minutes, utter pants.
     
  9. TonyA

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    Yes indeed - have noticed recently that Corrie can start anywhere near 5 minutes after it should have started due to all the faff that goes on before it.

    Whats even more surreal is when you have that delay, then the 2 second delay on Sky over terrestrial broadcast!

    Doh!
     

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