Tom and Robin this evening. There’s something rather wonderful about lowest common denominator TV. You don’t pay a great deal of attention to it, everyone talks all the way through it and so it’s the kind of television that can be very sociable for the whole family. The other members of the family rarely want to join me watching serious dramas or programmes about art and architecture. Nobody wants to join Robin watching motor racing. CBeebies really only has one big fan in this house. However we all have a raucous time together watching ‘The X Factor’ or ‘The Apprentice’ or ‘You’ve been Framed’. We’ve also experimented with having no TV at all in the house for a period of one to three months at a time (the first time the family reluctantly agreeing to let me have the ban for a birthday present). That was an experiment that in the end everyone agreed had been a worthwhile experience.
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