I use the DigiGuide application to check what’s on TV and radio (on our 105+ channel package with Telewest. For only £8.99 per year (plus the cost of a £1,000+ PC and my broadband internet connection) I have free access to all the television broadcast information that I could ever dream of. It even highlights the programmes that I want to watch regularly (which reminds me, I’ve still to watch last Sunday’s episode of 24).
Every programme in the listings is categorized: Magazine Programme, Documentary, Music, Political, etc. Last week we saw both the Requiem Mass of Pope John Paul II and The Royal Wedding: Charles and Camilla. Here’s an interesting thing: how might these two programmes have been categorized, do you think? This is how these two programmes appeared in the DigiGuide listings:
The Requiem Mass of Pope John Paul II (Religious)
The Royal Wedding: Charles and Camilla (Entertainment)
Entertainment?! Is that what both marriage and the royal family have become these days?