car-crash TV

car-crash TV

n
(Broadcasting) television programmes that show deliberately controversial, disturbing, or horrific material
[C20: from their eliciting in the viewer a similar horrified fascination to that experienced by people watching scenes of cars crashing]
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And MP Damian Collins, chairman of the Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, said TV companies "have a duty to care to the people who take part in their programmes", while Tory MP Simon Hart, who also sits on the committee, described The Jeremy Kyle Show as "car-crash TV which revels in people's terrible misfortune and sometimes their vulnerabilities".
And MP Damian Collins, chairman of the Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, said TV companies "have a duty of care to the people who take part in their programmes", while Tory MP Simon Hart, who also sits on the committee, described The Jeremy Kyle Show as "car-crash TV which revels in people's terrible misfortune and sometimes their vulnerabilities".
To be frank from an entertainment point of view I was hoping for some real car-crash TV. I was to be disappointed, but nevertheless there was one astonishing moment when Donald Trump was asked directly whether he would accept the result.
As hasbeens and wannabes enter the CBB house on C5, this is car-crash TV of another kind.
Unfortunately for him, this latest breakdown is likely to be played out to the public, with the sources saying that although the programme makers thought that they were making a positive, uplifting film which would leave the viewer feeling good about Gazza's future, they have ended with car-crash TV that will probably pull in even more viewers.
ST JOHNSTONE defender Dave Mackay admits seeing his old club Dundee blunder into yet another crisis is like watching car-crash TV.
Yes, it's car-crash TV, and giving a man PS12,000 to spend on his own wedding - without telling his future wife anything at all about it - is not really going to indulge my romantic side.
It's car-crash TV but do I think it's worth watching?
THE iconic Geordie voiceover announcing "Day 18 in the Big Brother House" was, perhaps, the start of probably the worst case of car-crash TV in recent times.
Just making sure telly chiefs get their fill of car-crash TV.
Despite the friends working in London - Dex channelling a young Jonathan Ross as his TV career hits a peak, where he steals the crown as the "king of car-crash TV", while Em, who is now dating stand-up comic Ian (Rafe Spall), trains as a teacher - they often lose touch before reconnecting again.
Despite the friends working in London - Dex channelling a young Jonathan Ross as his TV career hits a peak, stealing the crown as the "king of car-crash TV", while Em, who is now dating stand-up comic Ian (Rafe Spall), trains as a teacher - they often lose touch before reconnecting again.