The sporting calendar this year has worked out well for BBC2, as the darts, snooker and bowls were followed almost immediately by the Winter Olympics and meant they could fill up daytimes for a good six weeks. It’s finally come to an end and that means we’re back to non-stop repeats, but as before they’ve at least taken the opportunity to delve a bit further back and, presumably, cook up some vintage continuity to link them all. Cagney and Lacey, Are You Being Served? and ‘Allo ‘Allo! are all back, not that we can remember where we’ve got to, joined by this, which as we know was only invented as a last minute replacement for Shoestring, and just reminds us that we should have another rerun of that, twelve years after its last aborted daytime run. This’ll do for now, though.
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Creamguide's Pick of the Day
Sunday, 18.30, BBC1
Casualty last night, Countryfile this? We know this sounds a bit more like TV Times than Creamguide, but this edition looks particularly intriguing, and not just for Uncle Matt-related reasons. No, it’s because it’s based around that brilliantly Creamy event, the summer of 76! It’s not just an exercise in nostalgia, either, because there’s also a look at how in some ways it changed our environment forever, and a chance to ponder what might happen if we had the same kind of thing again.
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