Let’s have a look, shall we, at what we could watch on our BBC branded screens on May 2nd 1997. I chose this date for no reason, it has no significance. I have no idea what I did that day, but I do remember coming in at about half two in the morning to see the Portillo Moment.
Anyway, unsurprisingly, most of BBC One’s daytime coverage was focussing on the after effects of the election, with just a short break at a quarter to two for Neighbours. That show was still big then, and no news event ever got in its way.
At 8pm, BBC One was proud to repeat the episode of Porridge called Rough Justice. That’s the one after the one where the Judge what put Fletch dahn is locked up and forced to share cell time with his nemesis. This episode, they enlist the judge to hold a trial.
After that, Ally McCoist and John Parrot were on A Question Of Sport. This isn’t my favourite era of the show. This is.
Go and watch the Fry & Laurie sketch too.
After an hour long installment of the News, there was a chance to watch the Michael Douglas film Falling Down, followed by The Sure Thing with John Cusack. Accordng to the trailer, this is greatest film ever made.
I’ve not seen it, and I don’t want to see it.
BBC Two spent most of the day covering the semi-finals of the World Snooker Championship.
At 6pm though, there was an episode of The Simpsons, called Blood Feud, in which Bart donates some blood to an ailing Mr Burns.
At half nine, we took a trip to Sunnyside Farm.
This was a sitcom written by Gary Howe & Richard Preddy, starring Phil Daniels and Mark Addy, alongside Matt Lucas. After this came an episode of Rab C Nesbitt.
Then we all went to bed, feeling better about the world somehow.
For a bit.