The Christmas TV Strategy Guide – December 22nd 2016
0945 – More4 – Mate, Flash Gordon. Doesn’t get much better than this
1220 – Channel 5 – One of the best Dahl adaptions, mainly thanks to the great animation style that would go onto influence the work of Laika film studio
1305 – Film4 – A time travelling New York ad exec landing in World War I and teaming up with his Time Twin Biggles? And a helicopter? And THAT soundtrack? Yes please sir, can I have some more?
1345 – By this stage the Santa Clause films were running out of whatever steam was left after the second film, doesn’t stop it being a Christmas treat though
2200 – Dave – Always bet on black. No more needs to be said than that.
2240 – ITV – This film doesn’t suffer the hell of repeat showing that it’s stable mate Hot Fuzz does so we can still appreciate the strengths of this zom rom com. The fact that it even got made, and made money, is still a miracle to me
2305 – BBC2 – Transposing a TV character to film is always a tricky process but here’s one that actually works