Later this month, East of Everything returns to ABC TV, not on Sundays at 8.30pm where it debuted just over a year ago, but on Saturday nights at 7.30pm, replacing New Tricks.

Now, the ABC claims not to be interested in ratings, but to push the second series of a program, which cost a lot of money and PR effort in series one, into Saturday nights, is an acknowledgment that the second series of East of Everything is less than gripping TV.

Saturday night is the death valley of the TV week. It’s the lowest viewing night of the year and since Hey Hey It’s Saturday died a few years ago, there’s no reason to watch. The second series of East of Everything is being quietly tucked away on a Saturday night, with the sincere hope in the ABC that no-one will notice it.