There’s not a great deal of new stuff that’s tempting me on the BBC today, but luckily a few repeats will keep me happy. The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin is on BBC2 (the final episode of the first series in which Reggie – having faked his own death – decides to attend his memorial service as his long lost friend Martin Wellbourne from Brazil).
Then I’ll go to BBC1 for a peak-time repeat of the 1973 Morecambe & Wise Christmas Show at 8.00 pm. It’s not their best effort, but it certainly has its moments (“he’s not going to sell much ice cream going at that speed is he?”) and is certainly a step up from the rather dismal 1972 Christmas show (a recovered Eddie Braben was now back on scripting duty for 1973).
On ITV, I’ll be taping Coronation Street and then switching over from BBC1 at 9.00 pm for The Bill. As the episode title (This Little Pig) suggests, today’s installment has a porcine theme. Meanwhile over on the Street, there’s general revelry in the Rovers after Alf and Audrey tie the knot, although not everyone is happy ….