For someone who writes a blog about TV, I think you all would be shocked how little TV I actually watch. and by that I mean TV that involves me sitting down in front of the idiot box at a scheduled time and changing a channel to look for something to watch. I just don’t do it. I do shift work, so I tend to download what I like and watch it in my free time, which doesn’t often coincide with the 8pm-11pm that TV execs would like.
So imagine my surprise tonight, when I found not one, not two, but three programs to watch. I got home to catch Skins on E4+1, but then I noticed that my current favourite program Charlie Brooker’s Screenwipe started at the same time. Not having Sky+ in my room, I decided I could catch the last 20 mins of Skins some other time. It was worth it, Brooker was brilliant as usual, taking presenting classes and reviewing something or other, making me laugh.
After that, and still on Channel of the Year BBC4, I watched Soul Britannia, a celebration of Black Britain’s contribution to the soul movement. In fact, I’m watching it now. and posting. I know, I can multi-task. But I still put my trousers on one leg at a time people, one leg at a time.