Wednesday, January 14, 2004
Know your Freeview channels (an extremely-clickable guide)
 BBC1;  BBC2;  ITV1;  Channel 4;  five: All the usual terrestrial channels (but with rubbish teletext).
 ITV2: Kate Thornton goes behind the scenes of several dull non-events on ITV1.
 BBC3: Three almost-hit comedy shows on endless rotation.
 BBC4: Intelligent programmes they daren't put on BBC2 any more.
 Sky Travel;  TV Travel Shop: Package holidays you can share with (shudder) other common viewers.
 UK History;  UK Bright Ideas: UK Warfare and UK Gardening. But why can't I have UK Gold instead?
 QVC;  bid-up.tv;  price-drop.tv: Crap items nobody needs but that bored housewives buy.
 The Hits;  TMF: Safe and unchallenging pop videos repeated every hour.
 f tn: Cheap fillers lifted from Living TV, Bravo, Trouble and Challenge.
 CBBC;  CBeebies: Two advert-free primary-coloured babysitting services.
 News 24;  ITV News;  Sky News: The same news stories stretched out in three different orders.
 Sky Sports News: No actual sport, just pundits and scrolling football results.
 BBC Parliament: Well, you voted for them, now you're stuck watching them.
 Community Channel: Broadcasts to an audience of zero between 2:45am and 5:45am.
 Teletext;  Four text;  BBCi: As we established yesterday, under-interactive disappointment.
 F2P Games: Relive the thrills of 1979 technology by playing Solitaire and Tetris on your telly.
[70-91] 21 digital radio stations: Almost worth buying a box for BBC6 and BBC7 alone. Almost.
[701-703] Occasional interactive extra stuff: Or endless Fame Academy.
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