Channel 4 announce festive Bake Off, The Last Leg and more

Channel 4 have announced a generous hoard of festive specials they’re going to broadcasting this Christmas and New Year, including Bake Off, The Last Leg, The Crystal Maze and more… A staple on the BBC and one carried over onto Channel 4, The Great British Bake Off will return for two Yuletide specials later this year. Four merry bakers from Bake … >

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The Interrogation of Tony Martin: release date confirmed

The Interrogation of Tony Martin, a new drama about the English farmer who notoriously shot a teenager burglar dead, is set to air on Channel 4 at the end of the month… The drama follows the “missing part” of Martin’s story when he, in 1999, shot 16-year-old Fred Barras when the teen was caught burgling … >

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The First: Channel 4 announce premiere date for Sean Penn drama

Channel 4 have announced when they’re going to air The First, a new series about the human colonisation of Mars, which stars Sean Penn and Natascha McElhone. The sci-fi drama is created by ex-House of Cards showrunner Beau Willimon and follows “the first human mission to Mars, while exploring the challenges of taking the first steps toward … >

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The Bisexual: premiere date and trailer for Channel 4 drama

Channel 4’s latest drama series, The Bisexual will premiere next month and the channel has released some more information about what to expect as well as a trailer… Co-written, directed by and starring The Miseducation of Cameron Post director Desiree Akhaven, The Bisexual “offers a raw, funny and unapologetic take on the “last taboo” – bisexuality – and the prejudices, … >

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Hang Ups episode 1 review

Now that Stath Lets Flats series 1 has come to an end, Channel 4 is filling its Wednesday night slot with another brand new comedy. Hang Ups stars Stephen Mangan as a stressed therapist, delivering online therapy sessions to a host of eccentric clients while also trying to deal with his own problems… It’s loosely … >

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Stath Lets Flats episode 1 review

New estate agent sitcom Stath Lets Flats is worth signing on the dotted line for. Back in 2015, BBC Three released a comedy pilot called People Time – a sketch show starring seven writer-performers including siblings Jamie and Natasia Demetriou. It was incredibly well-received, with the New Statesman suggesting it could be “the beginning of … >

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Joe Lycett’s “consumer justice” series presses ahead at Channel 4

Channel 4 has commissioned six episodes of Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back, a “consumer justice” series headed up by the hilarious comedian Joe Lycett. The series will centre on the concept of Lycett using his “well-honed skills of complaining to dish out a hilarious dose of consumer justice on behalf of the people of the UK”. Basically, he’ll be … >

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Ackley Bridge series 2 episode 1 recap

Despite using its six episodes to explore a whole range of important social issues, one big problem with Ackley Bridge series one was that it failed to really address what it advertised itself as. The show wasn’t about how religion and culture can separate friendships, and now that pretense has been shed the second series … >

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