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james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
There was an obvious bit in the lottery stunt where they briefly cut to a camera at the back of the studio for about one second which was clearly for no other reason than to conceal the change from the handheld camera to the static one.
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BillyH Founding member London London
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The most interesting thing he did, for me, was that special where he ostensibly ruined the guy's day/week via hidden cameras and so on, with each thing voted on by the studio audience, only for it to end when (apparently) the guy got hit by a van in the middle of the road. But that part was a trick on the audience, and a commentary on the cruelty they had happily inflicted on him, up until that point, in the name of entertainment.


I remember thinking that one would have been so much better had there genuinely been a mystery from the start as to whether the special was real or not, it was framed as the pilot of a new light entertainment show with Derren acting like a Noel Edmonds type throughout. But instead it had an introduction from Derren explaining that it was a fake show and a test on the studio audience - making me wonder if the plan was to originally make it seem like a real programme, only to either get cold feet about it in case viewers complained or C4 bosses intervened and made them add the intro.

The mystery wouldn’t just be what would end up happening to the contestant, but whether Derren had “sold out” and turned into some cuddly mainstream light entertainment host - a pastiche he did on that pretty well.
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fanoftv Central (West) Midlands Today
Similarly Derren mentioned in last night’s documentary that the idea for the live Russian roulette was a response to the growing number of reality show formats to make a point about what people would watch on tv, and a very good point it made.
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TIGHazard Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Josh posted:
Yes, very interesting. It went into a fake ad break with the Adventures on 4 sponsor bumper, a fake advert about red nail polish (maybe something for later?) then a black and red Channel 4 break bumper with End of Part One in the corner.


That doesn't exist on the All4 version.
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kernow
This evening's One Show has promoted 2 Channel 4 programmes in a row, with guests they had on the show.

The first was a coronavirus programme on next Tuesday, and the second was a Jamie Oliver series on Monday.

I bet Channel 4 will be pleased with all the free promotion!
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Jonwo
This evening's One Show has promoted 2 Channel 4 programmes in a row, with guests they had on the show.

The first was a coronavirus programme on next Tuesday, and the second was a Jamie Oliver series on Monday.

I bet Channel 4 will be pleased with all the free promotion!


Another coronavirus doc by Channel 4? I think they've made and aired more documentaries about it than BBC One and ITV combined!
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steveboswell Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
For those that didn't know, the Channel 4 announcer Barra Fitzgibbon has been ill with coronavirus, and spent six days in a coma earlier this year. Fortunately, he's on the mend and today has posted another audio update:

http://www.interestment.co.uk/2020/08/24/the-covid-19-diary-of-barra-fitzgibbon-aged-49-and-a-bit-part-three-audio/
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dbl London London
Crickey, thats quite an ordeal, he's really documented his experience well but still with sprinkle dashes of humour. Glad he's made a recovery.

COVID-19 really is no joke.
Last edited by dbl on 25 August 2020 12:10am

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Josh
Just saw a promo for The Steph Sh- I mean Steph's Packed Lunch.
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Jonny Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Josh posted:
Just saw a promo for The Steph Sh- I mean Steph's Packed Lunch.

https://www.channel4.com/press/news/mix-personalities-join-steph-mcgovern-serve-packed-lunch-including-gemma-atkinson-chris

Quote:
The launch line-up also includes football pundit Chris Kamara who will be taking a sideways look at the day’s news in ‘One O’Clock Views’.


*Cringe*
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Ballyboy UTV Newsline
Take it the news summary will be moved to 12:30 like before?
Last edited by Ballyboy on 1 September 2020 7:45pm
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all new Phil Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
“A sideways look at the news” is always a promise that fills me with dread.
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