P221 ORACLE 221 Sun 1 Jan HTV 0020:20  Small  1/7      by     Jack Small   TV TWITS OF THE YEAR PARTLY because 85% of the telly this this year has, quite rightly, slipped through the sieve of memory, and should be left that way, and partly because it's a dull exercise anyway, there will be no traditional 'TV Review '88' on these pages. Instead we're going to look at some of the hilarious goofs you spotted this year and were kind enough to send in. Some actually achieved TV Twit Of The Week status, others, for various reasons, didn't quite make it... TV Plus Index 220 TellyQuiz 222 TellyQuiz RSVP:TV TV Charts TV Guide
P221 ORACLE 221 Sun 1 Jan HTV 0021:52  Small  2/7      by     Jack Small   TV TWITS OF THE YEAR: Mavis getting married wasn't the only miracle in Coronation Street this year, as viewers were quick to notice. There was Deirdre's amazing wedding reception buffet plate which actually filled up the more she ate. And why DID Percy hang his budgie's millet the wrong way round so the bird couldn't possibly reach it? And, for some reason, Gail started calling Alf her father-in-law, when he's really her ste0Lfather! more > TV Plus Index 220 Telly Quiz 222 IMPROVING YOUR HOME ? See p283 TellyQuiz RSVP:TV TV Charts TV Guide
P221 ORACLE 221 Sun 1 Jan HTV 0023:00  Small's  3/7      by    Jack Small   TV TWITS OF THE YEAR TV's great Transporter Room in the sky was responsible for more vanishing and reappearing acts than usual in '88. In No Place Like Home, car headrests were disappearing into thin air in one shot only to crop up again in the next. Me And My Girl's Simon Harrap would enter taxis with briefcases and emerge without them. In November, a calender page for November 1989 materialised in Bread. Matt Skilbeck discovered a 10- second cure for eye infections. His stye vanished in between shots in one Emldqdale Farm episode! TV Plus Guide 220 TellyQuiz 222 TellyQuiz RSVP:TV TV Charts TV Guide
P221 ORACLE 221 Sun 1 Jan HTV 0023:40  Small  4/7      by     Jack Small   TV TWITS OF THE YEAR But the best blunders this year came from those classic foot-in-the-mouth merchants, the presenters and commentators. Here's a selection; "...of course, all goalkeepers make mistakes. Those who make the least mistakes are the best." Anonymous commentator, The Match "And for the first time, you can actually see Greece...at least you could if it wasn't covered by thick black rain-bearing cloud..." Ian McCaskill, Weatherview TV Plus Index 220 Telly Quiz 222 TellyQuiz RSVP:TV TV Charts TV Guide
P221 ORACLE 221 Sun 1 Jan HTV 0032:11  Small  5/7      by     Jack Small   TV TWITS OF THE YEAR "Five days ago the disabled Olympics finished in Seoul in China." Jimmy Tarbuck "Where I live most people dress casual, but I like to be different and dress casual..." Blind Date contestant "..and they end up with these large bills for £500 or £600 dropping through their doorsteps..." Graham Allen MP, Central TV News "Their accents seem to come from their own mouths." Joan Collins TV Plus Index 220 Telly Quiz 222 TellyQuiz RSVP:TV TV Charts TV Guide
P221 ORACLE 221 Sun 1 Jan HTV 0021:30  Small  6/7      by     Jack Small   TV TWITS OF THE YEAR "Wherever you go in Europe you're playing away from home..." Scottish coach Andy Roxburgh "The champion has a vertical, diagonal cut above his eye..." Harry Carpenter "Well, your English is better than my Swiss.." Henry Kelly, Going For Gold "He's a pest, but he's a hero in his own hole...Timlx Mallett!" Mike Morris, TVam TV Plus Index 220 TellyQuiz 222 TellyQuiz RSVP:TV TV Charts TV Guide
P221 ORACLE 221 Sun 1 Jan HTV 0021:50  Small's  7/7      by    Jack Small   TV TWITS OF THE YEAR "They travel at two hundred-plus feet per minute, except when they have stopped..." BBC1's Eric Robson during the Lord Mayor's Show. "You've won a week in Iran" Michael Barrymore (telling a Strike It Lucky couple they'd won a week in Arran!) Small's Screen returns next weekend, a very Happy New Year and Happy Viewing to you all! TV Plus Guide 220 TellyQuiz 222 TV Quiz RSVP:TV TV Charts TV Guide