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 Although the programme shines a light on outdated views, some couldn’t help pointing out that the title was somewhat unfortunate in the circumstances.
Thoroughly enjoying #NationalTreasure on Channel 4, but scheduling seems a bit inappropriate after it. pic.twitter.com/iSycVjZ8Xd
— Jamie Davies (@jamiedavies1804) September 20, 2016
It was, they pointed out, awkward given the association between 70s TV and the historic sex crimes of Jimmy Savile.
Good scheduling from channel 4 after #NationalTreasure pic.twitter.com/vdC1RbpAMu
— Em (@em_a82) September 20, 2016
#NationalTreasure followed by 'It Was Alright In The 1970s'. Awkward programme scheduling #amiright
— Alice Coulson (@AliceTVCasting) September 20, 2016
It was alright in the 70's….
Bad scheduling there. Might as well just have shown best of top of the pops…#NationalTreasure
— Gemma Pudney (@gvpud) September 20, 2016
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 ð
— James King (@Jaek8) September 20, 2016
Great scheduling Channel 4!#NationalTreasure followed by a show called 'It was alright in the 70s'…
— Angelo Marcos (@theangelomarcos) September 20, 2016
And some felt the decision was disappointing.
#NationalTreasure brilliant casting and production. Strange scheduling by C4… It Was alright in the 70's…really??
— sharon burgess (@sha_burgess) September 20, 2016
That is some scheduling @Channel4. A show about a yewtree sex offender then a show called "it was alright in the 70s". #nationaltreasure pic.twitter.com/tuVrdJm3M4
— Chris (@spinlighter) September 20, 2016
Someone in scheduling at Channel 4 is having a right laugh putting It Was Alright In The 70's on after #NationalTreasure?!
— Laura Casewell (@CasewellEditor) September 20, 2016
Questionable scheduling @Channel4 .#NationalTreasure followed by It Was Alright the 70s
— Emily Benson (@emilyrbens) September 20, 2016
@Kristenhobnob @Channel4 This scheduling would actually be darkly funny if it wasn't such an #EpicFail #NationalTreasure
— Stevie Lawrence (@Jimbobbunny) September 20, 2016
Channel 4 has been contacted for comment.