The orchestration of Sunday night is a matter of rigid orthodoxy in the received wisdom of TV schedules. A prescribed diet of heritage interest - antiques - followed by dramas set in a luridly green rural setting, preferably Ireland or Yorkshire. The order of the day is a strict regime of escapist fantasy, pandering to the 'ifonly' tendency that is the universal prelude to Monday morning. Thus it is significant that Sunday night TV's prime 9pm spot has been occupied on different channels ...
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