The Guardian’s rundown of 2015’s best TV is currently suggesting otherwise, but the year’s peak arguably came in May with BBC4’s beautiful, contemplative Slow TV season. Thankfully, the channel is offering a brief reprise on Christmas Eve, in the form of All Aboard: The Sleigh Ride. It’s a two-hour trip along a snow-covered Sami postal route, shot from the viewpoint of a traditional sleigh. That’s it. No narration. No editing. You’ll hear the wind, hooves on snow and the light tinkling of bells, but nothing more. It sounds amazing.
But the idea of slow TV can be intimidating to some. If you count yourself among this group, allow me to offer you some practical tips.