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Steph's Packed Lunch

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MA
Meridian AM Meridian (South) South Today
And today it starts with sitting down talking about the morning newspapers - identical to what was already on Good Morning Britan, BBC Breakfast, This Morning, Jeremy Vine, Sky News, etc.
Then chef James Martin (who viewers regularly see on This Morning) is cooking on Steph's show. Yawn.
And later she interviewing 2 people from Channel 4's Hollyoaks... Yawn.

There is just no need for this programme!!
It is lazy and cheap. Her microphone wasn't even on for her first sentence on today's programme!
Stuart, Soupnzi and DeMarkay gave kudos
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Ouch. That's beyond poor. Just can't see how they could rescue it from such a low base really.

Surely the Richardsons would have done better - that would have the point of difference and feel very much like it should be on C4.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
MA
Meridian AM Meridian (South) South Today
Turned it on and there was some dreadful 'world record setting' attempt at changing a nappy on a doll. Flicked back to the start, found it was all a bit shouty and echo-y. I just can't work out who would want to watch this - this has been dumbed down as far as TV can go, what a waste of the talent and Channel 4's remit.


It certainly doesn't sound as compelling as what used to be on in that slot

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It was schools programmes and Sesame Street when I was a boy. Good times Very Happy
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Schools programmes used to let C4 pretty much write the morning off, and then an old film did the trick for a couple of hours in the afternoon. I suspect even Talking Pictures might be beating The Steph Show at that level.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
JO
Johnr
I am not sure people are too interested in Christmas at the moment!

Also why on earth do they need some ‘consumer expert’ from The Sun? I thought Steph was an expert on all that!
Flux and Meridian AM gave kudos
GO
gottago London London
90k for this yesterday. Same as the Kitchen Nightmares repeat before it. Somehow even less than the dreadful home-based version.

Just the show C4 needs in its current precarious position. Rolling Eyes


Because people were locked down at home when that was on. Ratings for most daytime things would have been higher at that time, surely?

Yes but I meant the ratings for the original show were already so low, I didn't think they could get any lower, even out of lockdown.

People really don't want to watch this. Countdown got 280k afterwards for comparison.
Meridian AM and London Lite gave kudos
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
What does C4 get from 3-6pm nowadays?
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
JO
Jonwo

Think the indie producers who moaned to Broadcast about the commissions the Steph Show /Packed Lunch /whatever they call it by the November relaunch, keep getting had a point about the poor track record of the winning prodco.

Most if not all of Expectation's Channel 4 commissions have been turkeys.
MA
Meridian AM Meridian (South) South Today
Schools programmes used to let C4 pretty much write the morning off, and then an old film did the trick for a couple of hours in the afternoon. I suspect even Talking Pictures might be beating The Steph Show at that level.


I'm sure showing an old film would attract the same amount or even more viewers than Steph's This Morning rip-off.
JO
Johnr
Quite obvious how the competition caller obviously hadn't been watching the show today at all!
PF
PFMC84 UTV Newsline
I could see this going the way of Davina McCall's ill fated talk show. Big push before it started, no-one watched and it quickly went away and died in a corner, never to be spoken of again.
FL
Flux London London
Johnr posted:
Also why on earth do they need some ‘consumer expert’ from The Sun? I thought Steph was an expert on all that!


This kinda sums up the main issue I've had with this show since it was first announced - in no way has it been developed and tailored to Steph's strengths. It's just a generic daytime show which anyone could present.

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