Sunday, April 10, 2016

A warning regarding tonight's schedule

If, like me, you download the monthly TCM schedules, you might notice that there is an obvious problem with the schedule for tonight. The schedule has the 86-minute Tillie's Punctured Romance on at 1:30 AM, followed at 2:45 AM by Death of a Cyclist. Oh dear; that obviously can't be right if they're trying to put an 86-minute movie into a 75-minute time slot!

The daily schedule lists the following:

12:15 AM sees the first of the two Silent Sunday Nights films, The Extra Girl. This runs 73 minutes.
Tillie's Punctured Romance comes on at 1:30 AM, listed with an 86-minute runtime.
At 3:00 AM, you can catch Death of a Cyclist, running 87 minutes.
Finally, at 4:30 AM, there's Peppermint Frappe, which runs 94 minutes.
Peppermint Frappe will be followed by a short at 6:07 AM and then the regular Monday schedule at 6:30 AM. The monthly guide listed an episode of MGM Parade at 6:00 AM, but I don't think that's correct.

So it looks as though the daily schedule should be correct. But there's still a warning for any of you who want to record the movies. I was looking through my box guide, and it didn't get the start time for Tillie's Punctured Romance correct, as well as having Peppermint Frappe end at 6:00 AM. Also, I don't know if there are any wraparounds for the Silent Sunday Nights movies or the Imports. If so, some of those running times are going to come right up against the end of the timeslots. If you want to record any of the movies, you may have to add some padding time at the beginning or end of the time slots and check your own box guide.

No comments: