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London Lite8,297 posts since 4 Jan 2003
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Comedy Central

Why? It seems to be going from strength to strength with original commissions.

Where? you dont see them very often.

There's been quite a few British commissions over the last few years. Your Face Or Mine, Takeshi's Castle, Drunk History, The Chris Ramsey Show, Stand Up Central, that Joel Dommett and Nish Kumar travelogue, Roast Battle starts next week.

And the Russell Howard and his Mum travelogue.
London Lite8,297 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London

The Gay Byrne Irish Television Thread

From my recent experience of watching the TV3 Group channels, there are token home commissions which are wrapped around ITV and C5 shows from the UK.

Ireland AM isn't too bad, at least it doesn't try and pretend to be newsy like GMB, leaving the news to a 3 News branded bulletin. There are inane fashion segments in at least every other edition, although I find the combo of three middle aged men and a younger woman a bit odd for what is obviously a female skewed show.

The weekend editions of AM seem more targeted, where the lifestyle format works a lot better. The presenters also seem at least under 50! 3 News bulletins also feature.

The 6 O'Clock Show appears to be The One Show stripped bare without the VT's to pad it out, so lots of dull chat with the guests. Same format night after night with a cookery slot at the end of the running order. However, co-presenter Muireann has the potential to cross over to British tv.

Xpose. Really basic set with two presenters who are largely out speaking to celebs or showbiz news. Liquid News was a lot better than this nonsense!

However I can't fault 3 News (aired on TV3 during daytime and Be3 evenings), really focused and not stuck in a time warp like RTÉ.
London Lite8,297 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London

Sky News: Presenters & Rotas

I watched Kimberley briefly and was good to see her doing more than just reading autocue. However, she clearly does have a personality when she's given the opportunity to use it in her delivery, as with the Kay shift.

To add, it was Tom and Rebecca on Sunrise this morning. The second presenter role really is wasted on weekdays when they're relegated to a couple of 5 min heads.
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