PUBLISHED: 13:03 29 March 2018 Stacia Briggs L-r: Lee (Miles Chapman) and Dean (Mark O'Sullivan) This picture may be used solely for Channel 4 programme publicity purposes in connection with the current broadcast of the progr The Golden Mile at Great Yarmouth and the town’s famous Snail Ride will star in new Channel 4 sitcom Lee and Dean - watch the pair ride the emotional -and actual - rollercoaster that is the Snails Great Yarmouth’s famous Snail Ride has a starring role in new Channel 4 sitcom Lee and Dean and the town’s Golden Mile is a backdrop to the action, too. The mockumentary-style show introduces builders Lee (played by Miles Chapman) and Dean (Mark O’Sullivan) who have been inseparable since school - they live together, run a building company together and live together. And everything is wonderful until Lee falls in love with Nikki and Dean’s nose is put well and truly out of joint. The pair are seen in a recently-released clip from … [Read more...] about New Channel 4 sitcom Lee and Dean to feature Great Yarmouth’s famous Snail Ride
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?
A £1.5 million fine has been slapped on Channel 4 over the running of premium-rate competitions on Richard And Judy and Deal Or No Deal. Nearly three million phone calls - at around £1 a time - were made to the You Say We Pay quiz on Richard and Judy after finalists had already been chosen. In Deal Or No Deal, presented by Noel Edmonds, Channel 4 allowed a competition to continue for seven weeks after discovering its selection process, which disadvantaged later entrants, was unfair. The phone-ins on both hit shows raised more than £27 million while there were problems with the way winners were being selected. In Deal Or No Deal, around £15 million was raised while the competition was run unfairly without Channel 4's knowledge between August 2006 to March this year. During the period that the broadcaster knew viewers were not being treated equally the competition raised a further £2.1 million. Gross revenue from You Say We Pay between 2001 and 2007 was more than … [Read more...] about £1.5m phone-in fine for Channel 4