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Nigel Andrew's View

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Oh dear — this is the kind of Saturday night line-up that might tempt some of us to turn off and seek alternative entertainment. ITV1 is the chief offender, adding the supremely tacky Celebrity Wrestling to a sorry line-up that includes Hit Me Baby One More Time — forgotten pop singers offering painful evidence of just why their careers faded; the genius of Harry Hill shamefully wasted on You've Been Framed!; and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, still going through the motions.

Not that BBC1 has much to shout about, coming up with yet another feeble quiz, Come And Have A Go, on the back of the National Lottery, before the ever more soapily melodramatic Casualty. On the other hand, at least there's Doctor Who.

As I write, there is some debate about whether Doctor Who is too frightening. I've wondered the same thing myself but, in the end, I think that, if it is indeed family viewing —i.e. watched by the family together — the scariness is within reasonable bounds, with plenty of humour to offset it. For young children watching alone, however, it might well be too strong.

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