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IceTV EPG Content / Re: Agatha Christie's Criminal Games
« on: May 05, 2020, 10:11:07 AM »
Hi Raymondjpg,

This is correct to be put in as a new series, as it is the first time on free to air tv.


I wasn't questioning it. Just saying that it had been flagged by IceTV as a new series. I don't usually note anything here that has been flagged as a new series, but in this case it had been pointed out by you as recently as 27 March that this new series in question had not yet been aired and that there were no airing dates for the SBS channels. Now there are!

IceTV EPG Content / Re: Agatha Christie's Criminal Games
« on: May 05, 2020, 09:22:13 AM »
SBS has only aired up to series 2. The full series of 3 and 4 are online at SBS On Demand. There are no airing dates for these two new series as yet for the SBS TV channels.

The first of the six episodes presented at SBS On Demand as Series 3 is scheduled to air Monday 11 May. This has been flagged by IceTV in New Series.

They said no to changing "Great Canadian Railway Journeys" to the real title " American" and "Great Irish Railway Journeys" to "British" (but I do see some of the timeslots changed in the guide now!) so I will keep naming it that anyway, along with many other shows across all their channels. Progress is happening!

Astonishing! What Charley would think that wasn't an insult to Canadians, Americans, Irish and British alike?

Progress maybe, and it looks like they changed Extreme Railway Journeys without prompting.

Just to add to the confusion IceTV has an episode entitled Extreme Railway Journeys (London To Monte Carlo) scheduled for Monday 4 May at 4.30 pm. I've seen the description for this particular episode (London To Monte Carlo) fairly recently, again possibly under an incorrect title, so took a look at the SBS schedule and discover that they are now listing it, probably correctly, as Great Continental Railway Journeys.

So it looks like SBS had found yet another way to mistitle Great Continental Railway Journeys, presumably in what was provided to IceTV, and like the program scheduled for Saturday 2 May, since corrected by them.

At least the corrections by SBS provide some ray of light in an otherwise scenario of apparently capricious random mistitling of this series.

For the record London To Monte Carlo was the very first episode of the series Great Continental Railway Journeys, so S01E01.

I see SBS has updated their guide saying this episode is "S6,E5 of Great Continental Railway Journeys" (still the wrong episode number)

Yes. As Series 8 had only two episodes according to Wikipedia and the TVDB, S6,E5 would be manifestly wrong. I recorded this episode from SBS 13 October 2019 and retitled it (I think correctly) as Great Continental Railway Journeys S06E01 (Kiev To Odessa).

There one instance when it is not the fault of SBS, rather the makers of the program: we started out with "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways" and it eventually became "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys". SBS seems to exclude the "Chris Tarrant" but if memory serves me correctly, 7Two includes it. Even more confusing is that they have substantially overlapping episodes at their disposal.

I'm sure that there are exceptions that prove the rule, but I have had so many occasions to point out that SBS english program scheduling is shoddy at best I am past making excuses for them. IceTV has tried to put things right but it's almost as if with pride that SBS persists with incorrect information.

SBS seems to get confused as to which "@@@ Railway Journeys" is being shown - the content is usually more accurate than the Guide entry.

Not just Railway Journeys. They get titles wrong and quite frequently even programs wrong. If it were a purely commercial operation it might be put down to inadequate resources to get things reasonably right. As it stands, as a publicly funded broadcaster, it is for me an inexcusable scandal that they persistently and apparently willfully, ignore any attempts to get things right. They are thumbing their nose at the audience that feeds them.

IceTV EPG Content / Re: New shows
« on: April 01, 2020, 04:58:17 PM »
From a recent SBS Newsletter "Fargo season 4 will no longer premiere on Wednesday 22 April, due to the suspension of production during the COVID-19 pandemic. SBS will advise the program's premiere date in due course."

IceTV EPG Content / Re: Agatha Christie's Criminal Games
« on: March 27, 2020, 10:23:36 PM »
Hi raymondjpg,

You are correct, SBS has only aired up to series 2. The full series of 3 and 4 are online at SBS On Demand. There are no airing dates for these two new series as yet for the SBS TV channels.


Thanks Alison. I understand what you are saying, that SBS has yet to screen what they are calling series 3 and 4. Those are actually both part of a complete series 2, according to IMDB and Wikipedia, with a total of 27 episodes. I make the distinction because metadata repositories such as TVMaze has the 27 episodes of series 2 listed, in my view correctly, under the title of Les petits meurtres d'Agatha Christie. The TV Database, while I still regard it quite highly, appears to carry data as it were from the SBS stable with four series, under the title Agatha Christie's Criminal Games, in my view incorrectly.

Never mind. The series is a knockout in my opinion.

IceTV EPG Content / Re: Agatha Christie's Criminal Games
« on: March 27, 2020, 04:40:49 PM »
An SBS Watchlist Newsletter has just alerted me to another nine episodes of Agatha Christie's Criminal Games posted at SBS On Demand. These are presented as Series 4 (as is SBS' wont) although both IMDB and Wikipedia have them as episodes in a protracted second series, these nine episodes dating from 2017 to 2019. Also. according to Wikipedia, the nine episodes posted bring SBS up to date with Series 2, and by the looks of it completes the offering of all 27 episodes from Series 2, still available at the SBS on Demand website!

IceTV EPG Content / Re: Tony Robinson Down Under - Again?
« on: February 08, 2020, 11:39:12 AM »
Fixed thanks.

IceTV EPG Content / Re: Tony Robinson Down Under - Again?
« on: February 08, 2020, 11:29:26 AM »
Hi raymondjpg,

Thank you for pointing out this error, it has now been corrected.


Thanks Alison. Not being picky but it has been corrected for SBS ONE but not yet for SBS HD. Perhaps the change is yet to flow through.

IceTV EPG Content / Tony Robinson Down Under - Again?
« on: February 08, 2020, 08:27:56 AM »
IceTV has the first episode of a second series of Tony Robinson Down Under scheduled for Wednesday 12 February on SBS, but I can find no evidence of a second series online. For example there is no listing on IMDB or the TV Database.

The SBS schedule and FTA EPG have a repeat episode of (one of) Tony Robinson's Hidden Britain By Drone series scheduled for that time. Bizarrely the last time but one that SBS scheduled Tony Robinson Down Under it turned out to be Tony Robinson's Hidden Britain By Drone, the same series that is now being scheduled by SBS!

On this occasion I'm inclined (with reservations) to think that SBS is more likely to be right with its schedule, but if there is no second series of Tony Robinson Down Under, wherever did that notification come from?

IceTV EPG Content / Re: Cruising California, or Cruising with Jane McDonald
« on: February 01, 2020, 04:48:22 PM »
Got to love SBS making things up as they go, it's happening far too often!

I'm sorry to have to say it but whoever is responsible for programming English language productions on SBS gives all the impressions of being incompetent or illiterate. I sometimes wonder if they get things wrong deliberately, because English language productions are not sufficiently special for the network. The latest example I have run across was screening of the first episode of Tony Robinson's first series of Coast to Coast on 20 January 2020, following the original Wainwright route in the north of England, but then no further episodes subsequently, as if the program was shoved in as some filler, or more likely because it was screened in error in place of goodness knows what. In August/September 2019 SBS screened what they programmed as a series of Tony Robinson's Coast to Coast but which turned out to be "The Thames Britain's Great River With Tony Robinson". I think IceTV tried to correct the record on the latter with SBS, but to no avail.

IceTV EPG Content / Re: New shows
« on: January 26, 2020, 05:40:25 PM »
SBS is advertising the miniseries of The Little Drummer Girl (from the book by John Le Carré) starting 6 Feb. IMDb viewer rating 7.4, which is perhaps a bit disappointing.

I wouldn't be surprised if the IMDB rating is more a reflection of viewers' reaction to the main plot line, which (without giving away too much in the way of spoilers, after all the book has been published for some time) revolves around the ruthless exploitation by security services of what is essentially a relatively naive member of the general population. This theme has been repeated time and again recently, involving not only security services but also police forces, to the point where it becomes depressing.

I thought the BBC made a reasonable fist of it. It's not as if the book is in the same class as the mainstream Le Carré's work. Fans of Eric from True Blood will see Alexander Skarsgård feature in one of the main roles.

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