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Ash101109 posts since 25 Mar 2018
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Channel 5 could’ve done with this to add to their entertainment programming? Blind Date, Win Your Wish List & Celebrity Games Night are the only others that come to mind.

This could’ve been quite interesting.
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Gary Baldy103 posts since 28 Dec 2018
Granada North West Today




Channel 5 could’ve done with this to add to their entertainment programming? Blind Date, Win Your Wish List & Celebrity Games Night are the only others that come to mind.

This could’ve been quite interesting.


There was Jane and Friends with musical guests... but not anymore.
This Is Granada1,747 posts since 4 Jan 2003
UTV




Channel 5 could’ve done with this to add to their entertainment programming? Blind Date, Win Your Wish List & Celebrity Games Night are the only others that come to mind.

This could’ve been quite interesting.


There was Jane and Friends with musical guests... but not anymore.


Thick in was during her interview on This Morning, Jane said there is still a series of 'Jane & Friends' recorded and in the can somewhere, and shes currently mid way through filming another series of 'Cruising with....'.
This Is Granada1,747 posts since 4 Jan 2003
UTV
TV Source: “Channel 5 bosses are quite keen to focus on documentaries rather than expensive entertainment formats that just aren’t popular enough.”

Hardly a surprise given that the so called documentaries C5 produced can be renamed and chopped up several times to 'trick' the unsuspecting viewer into thinking that it's 'New'.
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richard h1,489 posts since 11 Apr 2003
I see The Chocolate Challenge show with The Hairy Bikers has been renamed and pushed back to 10pm.


I was looking for when the final would be aired and could not see it in the 7-11pm slots any day this week. They are going to show it at 12:30am on Thursday 12th - what is the point? they have 1 show left why move it to such a stupid time slot.

I know this is more suited to Digital spy but I'm not a member there

I'm not going to watch any programme as its aired on channel 5 from here on in and will wait until a full series has aired as as I'm sick of them showing a series for a few weeks then for no reason just dropping it, changing times things are on, renaming old programmes making you think its new or adding tiny bits of new content to make a "new" show. They then wonder why things have such abysmal ratings as when it comes back months later people have either lost interest or simply don't know its on

Same thing happened with Hoarders, it was a 3 part series and they even split that up, Winter road rescue or whatever they have called it showed 2/3 episodes out of 4 and then it was just dropped from the schedule as was war on the noise next door

If I see a programme is 1/4 or 1/6 I expect it to air over consecutive weeks not suddenly go missing so they can start another new series in the same slot. I can understand them taking it off for a last minute documentary about a current event or a special week of programmes but the way they treat programme makers is a disgrace

Any time they have a Paul Connerly con series they seem to show 1 or 2 of them and then it just vanishes for half a year before they burn off another odd episode in a random time slot in a random week that nobody knows anything about. if its that bad stop making the things in the first place

This has been something thats been steadily annoying me more and more in recent months. The other 4 proper channels seem to be able to show most series in full. I know things like Dragon's Den are always split but you expect that after 8 or 9 episodes I don't expect to see a programme air 1 week then just disappear the next
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richard h1,489 posts since 11 Apr 2003
If rehashing content is the benchmark to win "Channel of the Year" then it probably means any old drivel on any channel could win it, though I would probably question the value of such an award in that instance.

The RTS equivalent is probably more prestigious, last year their "channel of the year" went to CBeebies.


Channel 5 were actually nominated for that same award and won an RTS Award for Raped: My Story.

I would point out that BBC Two are airing repackaged episodes of Great American Railroad Journeys on Saturdays but yet no one is batting an eyelid.


They caught me out with that I started watching the first episode and I thought I'm sure I've seen this already so I looked it up and as you say it was 2 episodes put together - as was the whole of the 10 part series run. I've watched the start of each episode so far (7) to make sure they haven't snuck in some new ones. At least with most BBC shows the radio times website does describe them as a revised repeat so then you know to avoid it