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TV CHOICE TV MAGAZINE
Hello and welcome to this review,
After getting a little fed up of What's on TV I turned to TV easy, but after 1 month of buying it, I tried another one, I wasn't fed up of TV easy, but I just decided to try another one. And it was... the TV Times, (see my review on that) I have brought it last week and this week, but, today (3 september) my dad bought me tv choice...
ABOUT TV CHOICE
Tv choice was launched in August 1999 at a special price of 35p, but over the years it has gone up and down, from 35p to 40p, 33p, 30p, 33p (again) 38p, 40p (again) and then finally 42p, (which it is today.)
Tv choice carries the weeks listings and soaps stories for the week ahead, priced at 42p, launched every Tuesday. Their is a website, www.tvchoicemagazine.co.uk and the company (H Bauer Publishing) behind tv choice, also make Total TV guide. (which costs £1 weekly and covers 88 channels)
TV CHOICE SPECIFICATIONS
TV PAGES (NOT INCLUDING LISTINGS): 6
SOAP PAGES: 3
FILM PAGES: 4
LISTING PAGES (OVER ALL): 49
LISTING PAGES PER DAY: 6
TV CHANNELS IT COVERS: 62
INSIDE TV CHOICE
THE FRONT COVER
The front cover of tv choice has the tv choice logo in white with a red background and the date is in the red back ground with the week (week 36) featured.
The big bit of the front cover features usually a soap star, sometimes eastenders, and corrie and emmerdale. Other soap stories and tv programs are featured around it.
When you turn the page you are welcomed to the best of the weeks tv, underneath this their is a us drama finder and a top 5 soap moments bit for the best soap stories of the week. Underneath this is a guide to the magazine and the adress and an email adress.
THE BEST OF THIS WEEKS TV
From pages 4-11 are the best of the weeks tv. This is where I find tv choice lacks a bit, even though their are loads of tv programs to make up for it, the writing is a little weak, it may have interviews with one or two persons but the way it is wrote is possibly a little weak, but thats in my opinion, the writing in the rest of the magazine is well written though.
This includes 3 pages of the weeks hottest soap stories/plots. The writing in this is incredible as it tells you a lot about the plot but dose'nt give it all away, e.g if it is a trial it will tell you a lot about it but dose'nt give it all away so it dose'nt tell you if he/she is guilty or not guilty. Their is no soap diary but it does state if their is another episode added or times are switched.
THE SOAPS TV CHOICE COVERS ARE:
HOME AND AWAY
That is a broad range of soaps and if you watch all of them, this will be good for you. Sometimes this magazine has a soap preview so if you bought an issue for the 30 July - 5 August 2011 you would have had a sneaky Autumn soap preview.
The first page of film choice has the best movies for that week aswell as the best movies for different genres aswell.
Their are only very few pictures for a pick of the day etc. and it is colour coded so
SATURDAY IS RED
SUNDAY IS GREEN
MONDAY IS PURPLE
TUESDAY IS DARK GREEN
WEDNESDAY IS ORANGE
THURSDAY IS BLUE
FRIDAY IS PINK.
These are the same colours for the listings too.
(A TICK) SUITABLE FOR FAMILY VIEWING
Six pages of listings per day same colour as the movies. Pages 1 and 2 have the 5 terrestrial channels including S4C, pages 3 and 4 entertainment (mostly covering freeview in this bit) with factual/lifestyle icluded on that page too. And finally, pages 5 and 6 have childrens channels, sport and movies. The listings overall have covered 62 channels. This makes it the 5th biggest and best TV guide in the UK (that is quite impressive for 42p)
TV CHOICE COMPETITIONS
This features 2 pages of competitions such as a trip to Paris, France or a £1,000 prize crossword and a £25 su-doku/
The last page of the magazine has a your stars down the left side, whilst a letters page covers most of the page. You recieve £5 if you're letter is published and £10 for a star letter. (they are a bit tight compared to What's on TV as they give £10 and £25 for the star letter.) A last 1 quarter of the page reveals highlights of the next issue, covering soaps and TV etc.
In my opinion tv choice is worth a try or even worh buying, for 42p every week you get a cover of 62 channels, 3 well written pages of soaps, and a good movie section.
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