Review: Where’s Fred? ITV1

MOST of the time Telegraph Towers is a hive of activity and it usually takes something special to bring proceedings to a halt.

But somehow, an eccentric weatherman in a bright red ‘bubble’ car sees stories halted in mid sentence, conversations ending mid phrase and a small crowd gathering around the TV every Tuesday teatime.

There then follows a series of arguments and unscrupulous behaviour as the sneakier members of the Where’s Fred?

Appreciation Society resort to a crafty Google session in a bid to steal a march on their colleagues.

For the uninitiated, Where’s Fred? is a five minute slot on Granada News where our intrepid weatherman visits somewhere in the North West and gives us a few clues as to where it is.

It’s gloriously old fashioned nonsense — there’s no phone vote, no accompanying website, there’s not even a prize.

But we’re all hooked.

Debate rages as to whether some obscure village in south Cheshire actually exists and anyone who happens to have worked in the Lake District is immediately barred from answering when ‘our Fred’ strays too far north for our collective knowledge.

In an age where TV is all invasive and ‘in your face’ Where’s Fred? is a simple pleasure which should carry a warning. One viewing and you’ll be hooked!

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8:09am Sat 26 May 12

mavrick says...

Who says T.V has to be sophisticated, the script is so simple, just like all great ideas.
maybe we are seeing a change for the better.
Who says T.V has to be sophisticated, the script is so simple, just like all great ideas. maybe we are seeing a change for the better. mavrick

11:23pm Wed 30 May 12

ToffeeGuy says...

Problem is he's been to all big towns/villages by now. (usually preceded with a clue like "I might enjoy a glass of fortified wine in this place, but I'm not in the north. Ans:Southport)

So he is just left with what are generally hamlets recognised by the two people who live there. i.e. places like Rishton.

J..Corkhill
Problem is he's been to all big towns/villages by now. (usually preceded with a clue like "I might enjoy a glass of fortified wine in this place, but I'm not in the north. Ans:Southport) So he is just left with what are generally hamlets recognised by the two people who live there. i.e. places like Rishton. J..Corkhill ToffeeGuy

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