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Time Travel Month (Thursdays)


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I was checking out the schedule for Time Travel Month and noticed they have "Brigadoon" scheduled twice on the same day with one movie in-between.  Do these programmers really do their research on scheduling movies for a theme?????  I can think of 3 time travel movies off the top of my head that are not on the schedule.  "The Final Countdown" being one of them with Kirk Douglas.  Who does TCM hire to actually schedule these themed days.  I bet Alicia Malone could do a better job than the person who scheduled "Brigadoon" twice in the same night.  Yeah, I am upset the programmer did a real poor job of doing their job.

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Unfortunately the duplicates are created when the schedulers change the time for a film and forget to delete the old entry in the schedule.

Here is the expected primetime schedule for the 28th:

- In the U.S.:

    2022-04-28  08:00 PM   A Matter of Life and Death (1947) 104m
    2022-04-28  10:00 PM   TBA
    2022-04-29  12:00 AM   Orlando (1992) 93m
    2022-04-29  01:45 AM   Brigadoon (1954) 108m
    2022-04-29  04:00 AM   Jubilee (1978) 103m

- In Canada:

    2022-04-28  08:00 PM   A Matter of Life and Death (1947) 104m
    2022-04-28  10:00 PM   TBA
    2022-04-29  12:00 AM   Prehistoric Women (1967) 90m
    2022-04-29  01:45 AM   Hit the Deck (1955) 112m
    2022-04-29  04:00 AM   Jubilee (1978) 103m


The Now Playing Guide that TCM sent out at the beginning of the month listed Somewhere in Time (1980) at 10 pm, so that is the expected fill-in for the TBA.  A Spotlight article on the TCM web site also mentions On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970), so that is another possibility.

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"TBA" is a convention I am using to represent a portion of the schedule that is missing, or 'To Be Announced'.  The online TCM schedule is currently showing a repeated title for the times at 10 pm and 1:45 am.  In the U.S., the repeat is Brigadoon listed twice, in Canada it is Hit the Deck listed twice (as mentioned in the 1st and 2nd posts in this thread).   Based on the way the schedule has changed over time, it is apparent to me that the title at the 10 pm time period is likely incorrect (because of the duplication) and will eventually be updated.  Therefore the proper title for the schedule at 10 pm is still TBA.  For anyone looking at the TCM online schedule the duplications and overlaps that sometimes occur can be confusing.

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On 4/11/2022 at 1:16 AM, roamcajun63 said:

I can think of 3 time travel movies off the top of my head that are not on the schedule. 

Wow only 3?

Just another newbie who doesn't understand how movie distribution works.

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Other online schedule sources are showing the 10 pm ET film on April 28 as Somewhere in Time (1980), both in the U.S. and Canada.

The complete schedule that evening is:

 - In the U.S.:

    2022-04-28  08:00 PM   A Matter of Life and Death (1947) 104m
    2022-04-28  10:00 PM   Somewhere in Time (1980)
    2022-04-29  12:00 AM   Orlando (1992) 93m
    2022-04-29  01:45 AM   Brigadoon (1954) 108m
    2022-04-29  04:00 AM   Jubilee (1978) 103m

- In Canada:

    2022-04-28  08:00 PM   A Matter of Life and Death (1947) 104m
    2022-04-28  10:00 PM   Somewhere in Time (1980)
    2022-04-29  12:00 AM   Prehistoric Women (1967) 90m
    2022-04-29  01:45 AM   Hit the Deck (1955) 112m
    2022-04-29  04:00 AM   Jubilee (1978) 103m

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Just my opinion but I've always loved TIME AFTER TIME '79 with Malcom McDowell - time travel involving Jack The Ripper, quite a fun thriller.

Also really like A MATTER OF LIFE & DEATH '47, how can you go wrong with Powell/Pressberger & David Niven?

I knew someone who loved SOMEWHERE IN TIME '80 who thought it incredibly romantic-I found it sappy & dumb.

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