John Whittingdale would have had a fit. The former Culture Secretary thought the BBC should schedule its big weekend stuff only after ITV had chosen its preferred slots, to avoid clashes.
Lo, with big John missing in Ibiza, ITV are planning to run their Downton successor 'Victoria' at 9pm on Sunday nights, from August 28th. And BBC1 will run Poldark at 9pm, starting the following Sunday.
Who wins ? Probably ITV. They own Mammoth Screen, the 'indie' that makes both shows.