The first episode of National Treasure was a huge hit with critics and viewers alike – but there were raised eyebrows all round at what followed it on Channel 4.
Straight afterwards was the programme It Was Alright In The 1970s. Although the programme shines a light on outdated views, some couldn’t help pointing out that the title was somewhat unfortunate in the circumstances.
It was, they pointed out, awkward given the association between 70s TV and the historic sex crimes of Jimmy Savile.
The title left some uncomfortable.
Am I reading too much into Channel 4's scheduling off "It Was Alright in the 1970's" right after #NationalTreasure ?— Mark Godfrey (@hand0fgodfrey) September 20, 2016
#NationalTreasure absolutely superb drama. Not entirely sure putting 'It was alright in the 70s' on after was a good scheduling though 🙈— James King (@Jaek8) September 20, 2016
And some felt the decision was disappointing.
Someone in scheduling at Channel 4 is having a right laugh putting It Was Alright In The 70's on after #NationalTreasure?!— Laura McEwan (@CasewellEditor) September 20, 2016
— Emily Benson (@emilyrbens) September 20, 2016
Channel 4 has been contacted for comment.