CHANNEL 4 has made child’s play of nabbing The Great British Bake Off and its spin-off shows from the BBC. And it is hoping to complete the set by letting children into the famous tent. I can reveal the broadcaster is plotting to bring Junior Bake Off to screens next year, having already taken on the main show, its celebrity version, companion programme An Extra Slice and Bake Off: The Professionals. The kids’ edition ran on CBBC in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016, with the most recent series being the BBC’s last bite of Bake Off, airing two months after Channel 4 bought the hit show’s rights for £75million. But if Channel 4 brings back Junior Bake Off, it will likely have to replace judge and Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain, who signed a deal in 2016 to make the BBC her “home”. Junior Bake Off hosts Sam Nixon and Mark Rhodes also have a close relationship with the Beeb. A TV insider said: “Channel 4 has really made Bake Off their own. … [Read more...] about Channel 4 set to nab Junior Bake Off from the BBC — but will axe judge Nadiya Hussain
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Lifestyle / Entertainment by Press Association 23/05/2018, 3:06 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Channel 4 is offering £1 million of free airtime for an advertising campaign which challenges the “stereotypes, objectification and sexualisation of women”. Brands and agencies have been asked to come up with ideas which challenge the portrayal of women in adverts. The announcement comes after Channel 4’s gender pay gap was revealed to be more than 10% above the national average, despite its workforce being comprised of 59% women. Channel 4 chief executive Alex Mahon has called the 28.6% pay gap at the broadcaster “unacceptable”. Studies have shown that women in adverts are mostly in their 20s, while men feature prominently into their 30s and 40s. One in 10 female characters are shown in sexually revealing clothing and women are more likely to be in the kitchen, according to … [Read more...] about Channel 4 offers free airtime for ads challenging sexist portrayal of women
IT has been described as the biggest change to the structure of Channel 4 in the broadcasters’ 35-year history. The decision to establish a national headquarters outside London, alongside two smaller creative hubs in the Nations and Regions next year, has left a cluster of UK cities pitching for what would be a boost for jobs along with the added kudos of hosting one of the UK’s major media outlets. Birmingham, Manchester and Cardiff are all said to have staked a bid, as has Glasgow, and why not? In arguing their case, Glasgow City Council leaders have placed great emphasis on the city’s standing as one of the most culturally, socially and ethnically diverse city regions within the UK. At the same time they have rightly flagged up Glasgow’s undeniable position as one of the leading centres for the arts and media. Few places outside of London are able to draw on such a pool of creative talent and with the BBC and STV/ITV already ensconced in their bespoke … [Read more...] about Herald View: Why Channel 4 should tune into case for Glasgow
GLASGOW is to make a dramatic and credible bid to rival London as Britain's media capital. Scotland's biggest city has announced it will formally pitch to host a new headquarters of Channel 4, luring chunks of the UK television industry north of the border. Its leaders believe existing thriving creative industries on the Clyde - not least at BBC Scotland and STV - will act as a magnet for the broadcaster, which is looking for a new second home. Herald View: Why Channel 4 should tune into case for Glasgow The leader and deputy leader of Glasgow's city government, Susan Aitken and David McDonald, have already written to Channel 4 executives saying they will make "a viable and persuasive bid, reflecting our standing as one of the most culturally, socially and ethnically diverse city regions within the UK and position as a leading centre for the arts and media". But Ms Aitken and Mr McDonald - and their many backers in TV and business- must fend off rival bids expected to come … [Read more...] about Glasgow bids for new Channel 4 HQ as it aims to be Britain’s media capital
SHAMELESS came to an end in 2013 after a very successful nine years on Channel 4. By Miranda Knox Friday, March 23, 2018 It's been five years since Shameless finished [Channel 4] Shameless was one of the most talked about Channel 4 shows when it aired in 2004. The series drew to a close five years ago in 2013. Here's where some of the original cast are now... Debbie Gallagher Rebecca Ryan played Debbie Gallagher in Shameless [Ch4] Despite being only 12 when Shameless first began, little Debbie Gallagher was the one who held her chaotic family together. The daughter of Frank and Monica, she was the fifth Gallagher sibling, and was played by actress Rebecca Ryan from 2004. Rebecca eventually left the show in 2009, and it was announced Debbie had joined the army and had been sent to … [Read more...] about The Shameless cast: Where are the original stars of the Channel 4 show now?