Viewers throughout the UK were eagerly anticipating the return of two quality Saturday programmes today.
Season six of Doctor Who was scheduled to resume after its US-style mid-season break. But, more importantly, Total Wipeout was set to return with a special celebrity edition.
The game show, set in a Buenos Aires park and fronted in the studio by Richard Hammond, has contestants struggling to negotiate a bizarre obstacle course featuring huge rubber balls, a raging torrent, swings - and, mostly, water.
Vigilante broadcast watchdog organisation, TV Repair Man, issued a communiqué welcoming the game show's return.
"Such quality programming is rare in the Saturday evening schedules and we congratulate the BBC on Total Wipeout's return.
"It was also an excellent idea to begin with a celebrity edition, featuring morning news anchor, Charlie Stayt - though it is a shame they failed to secure the services of his well-fit colleagues Kate Silverton or Susanna Reid, or even weather presenter Carol Kirkwood.
"Still, that west country lass Amanda Byram, who does the MC bit in Buenos Aires, is a bit of all right - pity she doesn't get wet."