By Patrick Munn | August 8, 2018 - 2:12 pm | No Comments
Channel 4 has given the green-light to Born Famous, a four episode documentary series that explores how the offspring of some of Britain’s most successful self-made celebrities would have lived had their parents not found fame. Talent lined up for Born Famous includes Jack Ramsay, son of TV chef Gordon Ramsay; Phoenix Chi, daughter of Spice Girl and America’s Got Talent judge Mel B; Bethany Mone, daughter of millionaire Ultimo founder Michelle Mone; and Ria Ince, daughter of former Manchester United and England football captain Paul Ince.
By Patrick Munn | August 6, 2018 - 9:30 am | No Comments
Spooks and Strike Back star Richard Armitage's newest espionage series is coming to the UK. Channel 4 has secured the free-to-air and non-linear rights to Epix's spy thriller Berlin Station for their digi-net More4 after striking a deal with Paramount Pictures Worldwide Television Licensing & Distribution. The series is set to premiere later this year.
By Patrick Munn | July 6, 2018 - 2:07 pm | No Comments
Channel 4 has given the greenlight to Mission Ignition, a new four episode car series that is being fronted by Take That's Howard Donald and racing driver Dario Franchitti. Mission Ignition will give two teams of amateur car enthusiasts the opportunity to drive off in their dream car - however they’ll have to rebuild it first. Donald and Franchittio will each lead a team of passionate petrol heads, guiding them to the finish line and hopefully the win.
By Patrick Munn | June 25, 2018 - 7:34 pm | No Comments
Channel 4 is losing their Head of Drama. Beth Willis is exiting the broadcaster to take up a partnership position and independent production company The Forge. Willis first joined Channel 4 in 2012 as Deputy Head of Drama. She was promoted to the top job two years later in 2016 when Piers Wenger left for the BBC to become Controller of Drama Commissioning.
By Patrick Munn | June 12, 2018 - 2:07 pm | No Comments
After commissioning a not-for-broadcast pilot earlier this year, Channel 4 has picked up factual entertainment format Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back to series with a six episode order. Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back sees Lycett helping out the British public with all their consumer complaints. The series will cover a range of consumer gripes, feature stories relating to consumer issues and go undercover in Joe‘s quest for consumer justice.