Sunday 25 October 2015

The joy of a Sunday afternoon Carry On

In the latest of her guest blog posts for Carry On Blogging, Coronation Street Blog editor Glenda Young writes about her love of finding a classic Carry On film on the telly on a Sunday afternoon...

You know how it is on a Sunday sometimes, especially at this time of year when the weather turns grim and it’s dark outside at 2pm. You’ve prepped the veg for Sunday dinner which will cook when you’re ready and not before, to be served up at an unspecified time called ‘later’.  The house smells of the luxury of ground coffee and you take your favourite seat to  watch the telly only to find that there’s nothing on. Nothing.  There’s no sport that takes your fancy and you just can’t take another cookery show. 

You flick around the channels. Still nothing. You keep flicking. Nope. You take the dog-eared TV Times and wipe Saturday night curry stains off its shiny cover and then you start to check out the listings.  Not the listings of the big, brash channels that everyone knows, oh no.  It’s the small print you’re after, the channels that live in the nether regions of the SKY box, the channels you only ever go to on a dark and cold Sunday afternoon when you’re feeling in this mood.  

You try not to get your hopes up, just in case there’s nothing there, although you secretly hope there will be. You don’t know whether to read the listings fast so that you can find what you’re hoping to see as quickly as possible, or eye them up slowly so that if and when the pleasure hits you in the face, you feel it’s deserved, you can savour it and lap it all up.  

And whoosh… there it is.  There IS a Carry On film on this afternoon after all!  It’s going to be one of those afternoons of feet up, biscuits dunking in coffee…  and all is well with the world. 

Glenda Young
Editor, Coronation Street Blog

You can follow Glenda on Twitter @flaming_nora 

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