The Beeb needs some positive publicity.
It must be seen to have a “good” Easter.
But there’s not that much by way of new programming – and there’s only the budget for one new commission.
Can you piece together the perfect BBC1 Easter Monday prime-time line-up?
Here are the rules.
1. You need to construct a schedule that runs from 5.30pm to 1am.
2. Your schedule must contain:
EastEnders (30 minutes)
News (15 minutes)
Match of the Day (60-75 minutes as necessary)
3. Your schedule must also contain at least one programme from each of the following categories:
New Tricks (repeat, 60 minutes)
Lark Rise to Candleford (repeat, 60 minutes)
My Family (repeat, 30 minutes)
The Vicar of Dibley (repeat, 30 minutes)
One Foot in the Grave (repeat, 30 minutes)
Sport Relief: The Big Big Update (25 minutes)
So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Steps (30 minutes)
Graham Norton’s Easter Hamper (45 minutes)
Michael McIntrye’s Easter Comedy Roadshow (45 minutes)
Catch-22 (120 minutes)
Empire of the Sun (155 minutes)
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (105 minutes)
Shirley Valentine (110 minutes)
4. You also have the money for one brand new commission, of between 30 and 60 minutes in length.
And that’s it.
Post your suggested schedules below.
The winner (as chosen by a panel of experts*) will get their schedule made up to look like a continuity slide from the 1980s!
*Experts in the field of rating the efforts and niceness of TV Cream readers
Meantime here’s the kind of line-up we all want to avoid: