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(revised repeat) (February 2016)

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LL
Larry the Loafer
Jonwo posted:
I know this thread likes to bash Channel 5 but they had a major hit with The Drowning recently and despite not as much chatter about it compared to It's A Sin on Channel 4.

The move into original drama has really transformed their fortunes and it's been achieved in just over two years.


That's what happens when you give more promo space to C-list celebrity travel documentaries and f*ck knows what on a Yorkshire farm.
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BR
Brekkie
What were the demos like for The Drowning? It did rate really well but it seems like they may have settled for the grey pound - well up to a point at least before they switch to F is for Fetishes after 10pm.
JO
Jonwo
What were the demos like for The Drowning? It did rate really well but it seems like they may have settled for the grey pound - well up to a point at least before they switch to F is for Fetishes after 10pm.

Actually, it was the highest rated non soap drama that week for 16-34s and ABC1s according to Thinkbox which is impressive although Thinkbox doesn't include pre transmission data so it's based solely on linear consolidation.
VM
VMPhil
Just going back to the Channel 5 bashing for a second, why have they decided to not show the fourth episode of the four part series Paul Merton in China (repeat from 2007)? The way this channel treats their programmes leaves a lot to be desired, no matter how good their new drama may be.
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mccanmat
I bet if it was Paul Merton looking at royal history based in a vets college in Yorkshire it would have been repeated šŸ¤£
Just going back to the Channel 5 bashing for a second, why have they decided to not show the fourth episode of the four part series Paul Merton in China (repeat from 2007)? The way this channel treats their programmes leaves a lot to be desired, no matter how good their new drama may be.
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KE
kernow
Just going back to the Channel 5 bashing for a second, why have they decided to not show the fourth episode of the four part series Paul Merton in China (repeat from 2007)? The way this channel treats their programmes leaves a lot to be desired, no matter how good their new drama may be.


There was also no late night repeat of the third episode (like there was with the first 2).
RL
Running Late
Just going back to the Channel 5 bashing for a second, why have they decided to not show the fourth episode of the four part series Paul Merton in China (repeat from 2007)? The way this channel treats their programmes leaves a lot to be desired , no matter how good their new drama may be.


I think it's more to do with the way they treat their viewers, sometimes they don't deserve any.

21 days later

KE
kernow
Channel 5's latest royal doc, When the Spencers Met the Monarchy actually contains some "new" (unseen) archive material

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/femail/video-2374642/Video-Spencers-Met-Monarchy-shows-unseen-Diana-clip.html
LL
London Lite Founding member
I actually watched C5 for the first time in a while this week. So surprised at how documentary orientated the channel is in peak, it was an evening of cop docs and a 90 min crime doc about James Bulger which was actually very good.
JO
Jonwo
I actually watched C5 for the first time in a while this week. So surprised at how documentary orientated the channel is in peak, it was an evening of cop docs and a 90 min crime doc about James Bulger which was actually very good.


Inside Chernobyl last week was also very good and was also their highest rated documentary since Michael Palin in North Korea.

This thread loves to slag off Channel 5 but I think they've come a long way in recent years.
LL
London Lite Founding member
Jonwo posted:
I actually watched C5 for the first time in a while this week. So surprised at how documentary orientated the channel is in peak, it was an evening of cop docs and a 90 min crime doc about James Bulger which was actually very good.


Inside Chernobyl last week was also very good and was also their highest rated documentary since Michael Palin in North Korea.

This thread loves to slag off Channel 5 but I think they've come a long way in recent years.


I need to check out Inside Chernobyl on My5. I've seen the Palin North Korea doc on Britbox, again of a high quality which you'd assume is a BBC production.

The Murder of James Bulger was 2x90, so was on over two nights.
IS
Inspector Sands
If by Inside Chernobyl, you mean the Ben Fogle one then I can thoroughly recommend, it's very good indeed. Fascinating

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