When the BBC announced that they were dropping Sunday food/ chat/ clip show Something For The Weekend most viewers were either relieved or indifferent. It had pretty much had its day and the prospect of a Sunday without Louise Redknapp’s woeful interview technique, Simon Rimmer’s half-hearted recipes and Tim Lovejoy’s hackneyed chumminess seemed very attractive.
Sadly Channel 4 have bought the programme (most of it, anyway) and a renamed version launches this Sunday at 10AM. Sunday Brunch – as it’s artlessly dubbed – still features Lovejoy and Rimmer but Redkapp has mercifully been jettisoned and it remains to be seen how many (if any) of the other regular contributors survive the jump.
Apparently the programme will still feature cooking, interviews and clips but presumably it will now also require ad breaks, which means it goes from being dull to being dull with added dull bits. Maybe the channel hop will rejuvenate the show and bring a bit more zip and zing to proceedings but, more likely, the law of diminishing returns will exact itself and the show will peter out again fairly soon.