In the past few months, many of us have been watching a bit more TV than normal. Excluding subscription services, it seems most of us have been adding a few extra hours of TV viewing during the week. According to the Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board (BARB), the number of hours we spent watching TV increased by 35% in April and 11% in May, when compared to the same months in previous years.
Along with our favourite soaps and dramas, there have been some other programmes lots of us have been tuning into. Here’s a short round up.
Can you fix it?
If it’s broken, the team at The Repair Shop can save it. 6.7 million of us have been watching these skilled and caring craftspeople rescue and restore sentimental objects such as music boxes, vases and clocks, proving that anything can be fixed up to be as good as new again – or even better!
No smartphones, no credit cards and no access to the internet. Already sounds like a challenge but add to that no air travel, how would five pairs of travellers get from Mexico City to Argentina? The second Race Across the World was an epic contest that saw an extra million of us tune into this series. Five pairs of travellers travelled 25,000 km in two months and, as two pairs raced to the finish line, the winners pipped the other pair by seconds!
Remember the story of an Army Major from Wiltshire accused of tricking his way into winning £1 million on the TV show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? The drama Quiz was a reconstruction of the programme and the trial which led to his conviction. 5.3M of us were gripped.
Whatever you’ve been watching in the past few months, we hope your viewing has been free of interference. If you have noticed new TV interference – there’s a small chance it may be due to 4G signals. We’re here to help – contact us on 0808 13 13 800 (free from UK landlines and mobiles).