I can't explain what you are observing.
Perhaps there is an alternative method of getting the information you want.
Have you tried the tvbrowser package in the repositories? I think it's
for European TV stations, maybe it can do what you want. I don't use
it because I'm in the US (where I use titantv.com).
Just a suggestion, I know it doesn't answer the real question..
Thanks for posting, was feeling lonely
Yes I have tvbrowser installed since yesterday ... had a brief look last night, but found it very cluttered visually.
Am also going to have a look at freeguide. If suitable we might get it added to the repo.
I think I have some of my problems sorted, with a great deal of help from a friend.
The problem was missing packages, so now at least the commands launch ..... I am not as far as doing anything with them yet