Never has such a plain
simple colour meant so much. Many years ago, but not that many you understand,
the colour green only meant one thing to me. TERROR. I used to quake at
the thought of meal times, all that coaxing, and no doubt bribery, just to get
me to eat my dreaded vegetables !
runner beans, brussel sprouts and broccoli. I'm sure had they of been a
different colour Id have found them slightly more attractive. I can only
say thank goodness for carrots and cauliflower. However, once that particular
phobia was over with, my already scarred childhood was dealt another major
Lou Ferrigno &
David Banner. Need I say more? Whenever I saw someone lose their temper, or
wearing a shirt that was quite obviously too small for them, I ran. I ran as
fast and as far as I possibly could. I still think it was the eyes that scared
me the most. The change from a gentle, calming deep blue, to a horrible
attacking GREEN. To this day Im sure this green business is the
reason to why Ive never bought a green car or shirt, and never really cut
the grass much.
As I said this
was all in my childhood, (although Im still not going to see the Hulk
film) and these days, the colour green does hold far more importance to me. (If
there are any young children reading, it is still important to eat your
greens). That little green double ended arrow Sky call Series Link. We all know
the importance of the Series Link function and we all look forward to its
appearance, and the reassurance that it delivers.
I remember the day it
was introduced. The prompt to press the button when entering the programme into
the planner. Over a period of time the icon started to appear more & more.
Suddenly no more worries about missing EastEnders ! Set the Series Link
function and let the box take care of the rest.
Well here we are 19
months later. So just how often are these series links offered. Below you will
find a detailed account of how the first 6 channels in the Sky EPG, 101-106
offer this valuable service. My intention is to bring to your attention, how
many times links are offered by the broadcaster over a 24 hr period for each
channel over the Sky EPG 7 day period. Unfortunately as we all know,
FIVE (formerly channel 5), are still to offer this service on Sky. This
is a major headache and to put it politely damn irritating. I'm sure that if
Five were to offer this service they would easily attract more viewers. (See major story)
For the channels that
did offer links, were there any series that were broadcast that didn't
carry/offer the link?
To present the
information in digestable chunks, and also to try and drive new visitors to
Plusworld, each channel's analysis will be presented one a day over the next
week. Please keep coming back for the biggest analysis ever conducted on Series
Links. We start today with BBC1.
My week started on
Wednesday 11th June @ 18:00 hrs and concluded at 18:00 hrs on Wednesday 18th
June @ 18:00hrs