Thursday, September 09, 2004
TANYA'S BLONDE HIGHLIGHTS
All the TV that's mad, bad, or just a little bit evil for Thursday. Our Tiny Tanya Turner ratings show just how low each show goes – the more Tanyas a show scores, the more mental it is.
» CRUSADE! Fat Nation - The Big Challenge, BBC One, 8.00pm
The Beeb launches its most ambitious audience-improvement campaign yet. You can sort of see why people might be inspired to pick up a book by The Big Read, or to save a crumbling castle by Restoration, but a programme whose message is "stop watching telly, get off your fat arse and do some exercise" really seems to have its work cut out. Why not enjoy the show with a bucket of popcorn and a nice sugary drink?
» CHARADE! Greatest Soap TV Moments, five, 9.00pm
A list of the top 50 greatest soap moments ever to occur on our TV screens. According to the blurb, we can relive favourite moments include Pat 'n' Peggy's brawl over Frank Butcher, Harold Bishop's improbably return from the grave and Bet's exit (and subsequent disappointing return) from Coronation Street. All very well and good, but if the scene from Night and Day where Josh and Della sing the show's theme tune in a graveyard isn't featured, we'll be drafting a strongly-worded letter of complaint.
» DELAYED! Mile High, Sky One Mix, 10.00pm
Missed this when it was first shown on Sunday? We did, so thank Sky One Mix for giving us a second chance. In the return of the cheap, cheerful and sex-filled airline drama, Will, Lehann et al are fearing for their jobs after Fresh merges with another airline. Luckily they still find time for a little topless sunbathing on the wings of one of the aircraft - possibly whilst doing high kicks and singing 'Dragostea Din Tei', but also possibly not.
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