Mrs Angry on Saturday TV scheduling

Why is it that after reality TV season is over, Saturday evenings offer such abysmal viewing?

I don’t have a life so I spend my weekends in front of the box, so Saturday TV is important to me, but there are only two highlights for the next few Saturdays… Demons and Celebrity Big Brother, and it’s yet to be seen if Demons is any good.

Adding insult to injury is the fact that this Saturday, from 4:45pm to 7:20pm, ITV1 is airing chuffin’ football! And what’s BBC offering while a load of overpaid big girl’s blouses kick a bag of wind about? Eurovision: Your Country Needs You.

Yawn! Now, I absolutely love Graham Norton but not even the lure of him would make me watch this show.

The series is going to centre around the search for a singer – who’ll sing a song written by Andrew Lloyd Webber – to represent the UK in this year’s Eurovision. The six Eurovision hopefuls, as chosen by Lloyd Webber, will start their live singing battles next week in an X Factor style contest.

Apparently, in this Saturday’s show, we join Webber on a ‘fact-finding’ mission across Europe where the ‘king of populist musical theatre’ meets the prime minister of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, who pledges his own personal vote to the UK entry.

Oh shoot me now! That sounds about as much fun as watching wood warp or having an ingrown toenail removed without anaesthetic.

The only other semi-bright light on this Saturday’s horizon is Celebrity Who Wants To Be A Millionaire which will feature the now departed GMTV weather presenter Andrea McLean with Dr Hilary… and that’s it.

Thank goodness for Sky! I’d have to take up knitting or talking to my husband if I didn’t have those hundreds of channels to surf on Saturday.

I suspect I’ll be watching Discovery Home & Health which features a whole evening of emergency medic type shows so at least I can sit and think, “Phew, glad that’s not me with a nail in my head or my arm lodged in a thresher”

So what do you think of Saturday TV now the reality shows are over? Let us know what you’ll be watching!


Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.