It would work better if Steph co hosted with someone like Miquita Oliver - whos experience with TV formats with more trivia items would complements Stephs more newsy style and shone today.
The studio direction was a bit ropey, should have been clear that tiny audience and cutaways doesn't mix, and instead of labouring the punchline waiting for a (weak) reaction on the 1 o,clock newsy bit, should have just used the bong fx and just kept up the pace while audience reacted.
IMHO, this isn't the right vehicle for Steph, C4 have at their disposal an excellent journalist who could be put to better use in prime time with documentaries or mass market formats. Not this.
I suspect that is where she'll end up in a year or two. I suspect as sometimes happens with self titled shows the show may end up being a better watch when the main presenter is away.
I'd agree with this. I wouldn't be surprised if Miquita is first choice to deputise anyway.
A thought that sprung to mind just now is that Channel 4 should have gone for the La Quotidienne format on France 5, where there's topical discussion, a panel of regular columnists including one per week who talks about a different subject such as pets or nutrition and the traditional cooking segment. It seems more C4 than the This Morning lite format they've gone for.
Last edited by London Lite on 15 September 2020 1:26am
I usually still call it 4oD. I keep forgetting it's called All4 which isn't surprising as it's a terrible brand.
In conversation, I feel like I'm much likely to hear other people refer to 4oD than they are All4 - it's surprising how 4oD has stuck around considering I would say I'm also much more likely to hear people refer to the ITV Hub rather ITV Player!
There's quite a lot of Channel 4 stuff on Netflix branded as being from 4oD still (including some stuff that's been promoted on the front page [for me at least] recently). More recent stuff is branded as Channel 4. The use of the 4oD brand on Netflix is a bit of an oddity in itself as you don't see the BBC branding their stuff on Netflix as coming from BBC iPlayer and so on. I think the 4oD stuff is also still preceded by an excerpt from one of the lovely old blink and you'll miss it ident sets.