Spright 102-year-old Sylvia Fairholme proudly declares "that's my party piece" as she bends over to touch her toes. The centenarian, who is originally from West Bridgford and now lives at Lark Hill retirement village, has taken part in a TV experiment into the effects of mixing very young and very old people. The second series of Channel 4 show Old People's Home for 4 Year Olds centres around the village in Clifton. For resident and great grandmother Sylvia, it was an incredibly positive experience. She said: "I loved it. I didn't want it to end. I think it was wonderful." The former school cook, who moved to Lark Hill in 2009, recalled her own childhood in Nottinghamshire, which included enjoying time out in the countryside and coming home on a trap pulled by two donkeys. She believes younger children today aren't as shy as when she was young and said the experiment made her realise how important it is for older people and children to mix. She added: "You don't realise you are … [Read more...] about 102-year-old shows off her ‘party piece’ on Channel 4 show
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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
JAMIE Oliver has returned to our screens -for the newest instalment of Jamie's Quick & Easy Food on Channel 4. The TV chef keeps it super simple with delicious recipes on Jamie's Quick & Easy Food. Here is everything we know about his latest series... When is Jamie's Quick & Easy Food on Channel 4? Jamie's Quick & Easy Food continues tonight (July 2) on Channel 4 at 8pm with the seventh episode of the second series. The show will be followed by Food Unwrapped. Each episode is short and sweet at just of an hour. The chef says that each of these new recipes only requires five main ingredients. The cook has said of the show that this: "new way of cooking that’s completely changed my life.” He says it's all about “minimum effort, maximum flavour." What happens in the show and what will Jamie be cooking? Throughout the series viewers will be shown how to make pesto chicken pastry parcels and granita from watermelon, stem ginger and mint. Other … [Read more...] about What time is Jamie’s Quick & Easy Food on Channel 4 tonight and what Jamie Oliver recipes feature?
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
0 Have your say Park Hill in Sheffield was once of the country’s most notorious housing estates. Now it could become the new home of Channel 4. Richard Blackledge reports. “It’ll never work,” reads the slogan on a badge pinned to the lapel of Tom Bloxham’s workwear jacket. Now the name of an exhibition surveying 25 years of Urban Splash, the development firm he founded, it’s a phrase Tom has heard repeatedly when embarking on prominent and ambitious schemes such as the huge regeneration of Sheffield’s Park Hill estate.Reviving the largest listed structure in Europe has taken much longer than first thought – more than a decade and counting – and the ongoing project has evolved. Gone is the idea of revamping the brutalist, concrete building to simply offer new apartments, workspaces and retail; now student flats and a major arts venue are on the way.And Park Hill could become home to another innovative occupier. Last week … [Read more...] about Could once-infamous Sheffield estate become the new home of Channel 4?