Tipping down

There is a terrible day time quiz programme on ITV called Tipping Point. It is based on those shove coin machines you see in arcades at the seaside.

It’s introduced by a chap called Ben Shepard, who is a mainstay of breakfast television. He hugs people a lot, especially ladies.

It’s a Bargain

There is a tv show on here every single day, during the daytime, called Bargain Hunt. It has been running since March 2000, though five episodes every week are repeats, so only two new per week.

The idea is simple: two teams of two plus an antiques expert are given £300 and one hour to buy three items at an antiques shop or fayre. These are later sold at auction, together with a fourth buy from the expert with whatever money is left over. The object is to make a profit, which the teams can keep. The team that makes the biggest profit is the winner.

There are other programmes on similar lines.

I have some incredibly deep thoughts about this show: