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I do not watch much television at all, and not a lot of the commercial channels in particular ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 etc. When I do tune into these stations, it really annoys me when during the program they flash up on the bottom of the screen what's coming on next! It is very irritating and in my opinion fairly pointless.
I remember once I was watching something on TV and there was something written somewhere in the program that I was watching wish I wanted to see but this was obscured by the blooming text the TV company had put up telling people what was on next!
Just as annoying if not even more so, is when the program reaches its end and the credits come up. Why on earth do they shrink the credits into the corner of the screen so it is impossible to see them just so they can tell you again what is on next, then what is on after the next program and so on?
Most people have access to a TV guide of some description.
Do the television companies think that we do not have TV guides or are incapable of finding out for ourselves what's on next? Most people have access to a TV guide of some description, be it on teletext, the EPG on Freeview or Sky. There's even a TV guide in most newspapers and magazines. If all else fails, plenty of websites out there with TV guides if we want to know what's on.
A few times I have been watching something and have seen a face that I recognise but just cannot remember who it is, or there is someone that I thought was particularly good and would like to see another program with them in. However, it is then very frustrating when I wait for the credits to find out who the actor/actress is and they decide to shrink the credits preventing me from finding out who was in the programme or film that I had just watched!
I do wish they would stop this and let us all watch a TV program from start to finish with no interruptions or on-screen distractions. I guess that is one reasons I watch the BBC more than ITV.
By: Mr Angry