Poll axed

It’s high time to see how TV Cream’s predictions for 2009 turned out. Who’d have thought that, as Big Ben chimed midnight back on New Year’s Eve, time would race so stoically yet falteringly onwards to 12.01am. Yet it did, and if ever there was a moment for looking back in a context not involving a BBC4 theme night rooted in a grim 60-minute Mark Lawson-piloted interview, now might well be it.

What, then, in our poll of likely events for 2009, proved to be on the money?

FORECAST: After spending much of 2008 trying to end Jonathan Ross’s career, journalists at the Media Guardian will spend much of 2009 trying to avoid losing theirs by generating copy based on numerous stories about Jonathan Ross.

TV CREAM 2009 MATRIX DATABANK SAYS: Ding!

FORECAST: The Dr Who fan community will accuse the programme’s makers of “breaking” the franchise by choosing a new Dr Who who isn’t a) older than them like David Tennant b) a Shakespearean actor like David Tennant c) in possession of bug eyes like David Tennant d) David Tenannt

TV CREAM 2009 MATRIX DATABANK SAYS: Ding!

FORECAST: Radio Times will run a billing on its ‘Today’s Choices’ page which ends by saying, with brazen laziness, ‘DVDs were unavailable but expect x, y and z’.

TV CREAM 2009 MATRIX DATABANK SAYS: Ding!
The City Uncovered with Evan Davis, Wednesday 14 January, 9pm BBC2
‘…DVDs were unavailable but expect hand-waving, twinkling smiles and lucid analysis.’

FORECAST: Patrick McGoohan will die, and someone will try and claim he invented the TV series Lost.

TV CREAM 2009 MATRIX DATABANK SAYS: Ding!

FORECAST: The Daily Mail goes fucking mental.

TV CREAM 2009 MATRIX DATABANK SAYS: Ding!

FORECAST: TV Cream Towers will compose a blog post on the premise that the year is over when it’s only half-way through January.

TV CREAM 2009 MATRIX DATABANK SAYS: Zero points. ‘Compose’ implies some thought goes into this thing.

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