Bring me sun­shine, not more re­peats

The TV Guide - - MR TELLY -

Look­ing through the TV Guide I was amazed to find that on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 27 there were six re­peat pro­grammes in a row from 8.05pm. On TVNZ 2 and Three there were movies. There were also movies on Choice and M ori TV. Why do we get so many re­peats and movies. Are there no other pro­grammes avail­able? What hap­pened to de­cent com­edy and light en­ter­tain­ment shows such as More­cambe And Wise and Step­toe And Son or are these avail­able only to those who can af­ford pay TV? Surely there is some­thing sim­i­lar to these avail­able. The so-called lo­cal com­edy shows we get now seem to think bad lan­guage is funny when it is re­ally quite pa­thetic. There must be more pro­grammes avail­able than con­tin­ued re­peats of re­peats of re­peats.

Mar­ion Davis (Glen Eden)

I have just opened my TV Guide for week Oct 27-Nov 2 and am hor­ri­fied that on the Satur­day be­gin­ning that week TVNZ 1 had no fewer than 17 re­peats from 6am Satur­day to 3.20am Sun­day. Over that same time span there were only five non-re­peats plus the 6pm News and the Lotto draw. What on earth is go­ing on, TVNZ 1? It’s no won­der peo­ple are mov­ing away from stan­dard TV view­ing to­wards Net­flix etc. I am in my se­nior years, live alone and don’t have the lux­ury of a smart TV and re­ally en­joy my telly for com­pany. But all these re­peats are driv­ing me mad.

AG (Nel­son)

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