I have recorded almost every GW this series so I can watch it during the winter. It's not as though the winter break is a surprise, they do it every year, so, DID YOU record the past programmes too? No? Oh well,,,,,
That's a very good point.
Personally, I have recorded a few GWs this year, and the Chelsea programs. But, having done so, I decided that I didn't really want to keep them.
In the old days of VHS, I sometimes used to record GW, and often recorded Chelsea. But I never replayed most of those tapes, and eventually got rid of them. For me, old programs are physical and mental clutter.
If anyone feels a desperate need for a fix, they can easily buy Geoff Hamilton's Box Set, only about £10 from Amazon. I have both of Montys DVD sets, and may watch them again - sometime in the distant future - before the format becomes obsolete.