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Andrew13,582 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
It seems to be they are trying to build families of programmes, based on what have been successful before and what has already been made.

So in quick succession loads of ‘Britain’s favourite...’ shows which rated fairly well, so they then rename the game shows one into the naming format to ride on the back of it.

They are also doing it with their millions of railways, airlines, 24/7 type programmes as well.


They also tend to produce a series of shows under a particular name, and then repackage them under a new strand.

For example, they've had things like "20 Moments That Rocked", "The Best of Bad TV", "Most Shocking...Moments", "Funniest Ever...Moments" and "When...Goes Horribly Wrong", all with similar subject matter, where clips have been regularly reused.


And they are always the same old tired clips that scratch the surface of the subject matter, with the same Z list commentators, and you generally feel at the end you’ve spent two hours and all you’ve learnt is that someone cheated by coughing on Millionaire, someone answered turkey to every question on Family Fortunes and Bradley Walsh laughed at ‘Fanny Schmelar’
AxG3,657 posts since 24 Jul 2006
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Watching Inside Tesco: Britain's Biggest Supermarket, and I'm sure it's another repackaging, although there was a piece of music used throughout that got my brain ticking, then it clicked, it's from The Sims 3.
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channel4squares147 posts since 17 Jan 2019
Central (East) East Midlands Today
It's probably just a repackaged version of "When Talent Shows Go Horribly Wrong", which itself was a repackaged version of "20 Moments That Rocked Talent Shows"


Channel 5 seem to do this quite a lot.

There's a series starting next week called "The Royal Family: Scandals at the Palace", which based on the synopsis, appears to be a repackaged and slightly longer version of "The Royal Family at War" which was shown at the end of March.

They also regularly repeat programmes with a different name in the listings, but when they're broadcast, still use the original name in the programme.


"Britain's Favourite Gameshows" which aired last week on Channel 5, was referred to by the narrator all the way through as "We Love Game Shows". This is how they are referring to it on my5 as well.

Just watched 'Secrets of the McVitie's Factory', which was titled on-screen as 'Inside McVitie's Biscuits' Confused What an odd policy.


And another rename I've noticed lately and was named three times, the original June 2018 showing it was "Secrets Of Mcdonald's: 50 Years Of The Big Mac", this year showing is called "Secrets of Mcdonald's: 100 Billion Dollar Burger", But on the title screen of that showing, it was "Inside Mcdonald's: The 300 Billion Dollar Burger Business".
kernow1,257 posts since 18 Jan 2006
It looks like Teleshopping (which has been on since Super Casino ended) was only temporary, as a new casino show is starting on 16th April:

DOCUMENTARY: 21.Co.UK
On: Channel 5
Date: Tuesday 16th April 2019 (starting in 9 days)
Time: 01:00 to 03:10 (2 hours and 10 minutes long)

Interactive casino show featuring live roulette. Ser. 1.
(New)
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Excerpt taken from DigiGuide - the world's best TV guide available from http://www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=231800

Copyright (c) GipsyMedia Limited.



The scheduled casino show has now been replaced in the listings with teleshopping, so I'm guessing the casino show was either an error in the listings, or it's been postponed or cancelled.

CONSUMER: High Street TV Teleshopping
On: Channel 5
Date: Tuesday 16th April 2019 (starting in 5 days)
Time: 01:00 to 03:00 (2 hours long)

Teleshopping.
(New)
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Excerpt taken from DigiGuide - the world's best TV guide available from http://www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=231800

Copyright (c) GipsyMedia Limited.
Neil Jones5,257 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Watching Inside Tesco: Britain's Biggest Supermarket, and I'm sure it's another repackaging, although there was a piece of music used throughout that got my brain ticking, then it clicked, it's from The Sims 3.


I've heard Sims 1 music pop up on occasion on other programmes, sure I heard it once on The Apprentice and probably elsewhere.

With regards to Clink, it was always destined for 5Star, according to this:
https://www.tvwise.co.uk/2018/09/channel-5-continues-drama-push-with-clink-15-days-feature-length-murder-mystery/

Presumably it's a BBC Three type situation, if its successful on 5Star it could get promoted to the main channel.