Derren does it forwards

Friday, August 28, 2009 by · 14 Comments 

C4 has released a further trail for Derren Brown: The Events… and this time it’s forwards. Read more

Derren do

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 by · 4 Comments 

But what is Derren doing? Read more

Ruth Watson checks back in

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 by · 4 Comments 

Original Hotel Inspector Ruth Watson is returning to the hostelry trade on TV. Read more

The Antichrist and Big Brother

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 by · 12 Comments 

It was good to see Mark Lawson in The Guardian last week turning his attention to Big BrotherRead more

On tonight’s Big Brother

Thursday, June 4, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

As Big Brother returns tonight for its 10th series, C4 reveals the manipulations in store. Read more

Worst on 4

Monday, April 13, 2009 by · 5 Comments 

When’s the last time you watched comedy on Channel 4? Read more

Where we do what we want

Monday, March 23, 2009 by · 19 Comments 

The final part of Red Riding, finally justified the hype, I reckon. Read more

Red Riding

Thursday, March 12, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Greatness seems to have been bestowed on Red Riding, not for what it is, but rather for its pedigree. Read more

“Do I play woofter?”

Monday, February 23, 2009 by · Comments Off 

Last week, Kate Richardson nabbed Countdown infamy with a dodgy seven-letter word. Read more

New Charlie Brooker TV review show

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 by · 3 Comments 

Charlie Brooker will be recording a new TV review show on Friday, 30 January. Read more

“To the North…”

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 by · 5 Comments 

Police brutality

Police brutality

“…Where we do what we want”.

It’s hard to remember the last time C4 put so much weight behind one of its dramas. Red Riding, adapted from the novels of David Peace, tells the story of policing in Yorkshire through the 1970s and early ’80s. The trilogy was unveiled to the press tonight via a lowkey press launch in Shoreditch, East London.

C4′s Head of Drama, Liza Marshall, unveiled a selection of clips from each episode (which are set in 1974, 1980 and 1983 respectively), commenting that a production like this is  reason enough the channel should be helped out of its current financial crisis. Read more


Thursday, January 8, 2009 by · 8 Comments 



Countdown returns on Monday, C4, with its all-new presenting team – Jeff Stelling (“Stelling is the name -  six consonants, two vowels”) at the desk, and the very smiley Rachel Riley wrangling the letters and numbers.

We’ll have a full review from our Countdown correspondent Ian Jones, but – briefly – how’s the relaunched show looking? Read more


Monday, November 3, 2008 by · 3 Comments 

Do not go gentle into that good night…
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Jeff’s spelling?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 by · 9 Comments 

Is Jeff Stelling really going to inherit the Countdown presenter’s chair from Des O’ Connor? Read more

The Family

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 by · 6 Comments 

The Family

The Family

“There’s nothing remarkable about this family at all, except one thing…”

So runs John Simm’s narration at the top of C4′s keenly anticipated new fly-on-the-wall series. Very much posited as a successor to Paul Watson’s 12-part documentary of the same name – which followed the fortunes of the Wilkins of Reading over two months in 1974 – this series, unbelievably, proves itself equal to the task. Read more


Wednesday, July 23, 2008 by · Comments Off 

Bloody hell. Des O’Connor’s quitting Countdown!

Wogan for the Noel slot? Deal!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008 by · Comments Off 

This just in: Terry Wogan’s Total Recall! Read more

C4 and against

Friday, April 4, 2008 by · Comments Off 

Andy Favell from C4′s The TV Show has been back on the blog phone, this time with a list. “Of all the programmes that make people get in touch with C4,” he says, “these were most loved/unloved in March.” Read more

Show and tell

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 by · Comments Off 

Andy Favell, the Web Editor for Channel 4′s The TV Show has been on the OTT blog phone. Here’s what he said… Read more

“Hello. I’m bulge temptingly!”

Thursday, February 7, 2008 by · Comments Off 

I’m enjoying the repeats of Whose Line is it Anyway? on Dave, although there has been some quite brutal editing done for watershed purposes; the type which Canadian and American audiences used to suffer even in more appropriate later slots when the episodes were first aired. This was not what Hat Trick nor Channel 4 intended…

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