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Friday night TV: where did the good times go?

6 February 2015 3:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Friday used to be the highlight of the week for the committed sofa-dweller, with the likes of Tfi Friday, The Word and Friday Night Live. Now it’s all self-improvement shows and Alan Titchmarsh. What happened?

Friday night telly used to be the highlight of the week for the committed sofa-dweller. Gone were the endless weekday soaps, Diy saviours and the dreaded Question of Sport, and in came a glorious line of high-kicking comedy and entertainment shows to cheer up the majority of us who did not want to be pressed up against the wall of a heaving bar, trying to get served.

Where have those shows gone? It wasn’t so long ago, was it, when we crashed into a pile of couch cushions, Budweiser in hand, scrunchy flung off with abandon as the opening bars of The Riverboat Song by Ocean Colour Scene filled the living room and »

- Julia Raeside

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