Entertainment Features – Page 6

  • Four to the Floor

    Best music programme: Four to the Floor


    “A show that speaks directly to the audience in a way we haven’t seen for a long time,” was one judge’s verdict on a format that shook up perceptions of what a music show could be.

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    Best entertainment programme: Britain’s Got Talent


    The Thames/Syco juggernaut continued to rumble on, steamrolling the competition to climax with a peak audience of 13.4 million viewers – and a whopping share of more than 50%.

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    Behind The Scenes

    Behind the Scenes: risk and reward at The Jump


    It may be known as the most dangerous show on the television, but there are some risks even The Jump won’t take.

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    Behind The Scenes

    Ten Pieces II, BBC2 / CBBC


    For our cinematic take on orchestra performance, we shot ten music videos in two days, reveals Serena Cross

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    Behind The Scenes

    The Sound of Music Live, ITV


    ITV’s live broadcast of the classic musical won’t shy away from drawing political parallels with today’s global crises, discovers Emily Norval

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    Bring the Noise, Sky 1


    Sky 1’s new comedy and music spectacular Bring The Noise breaks with panel show tradition by taking inspiration for its set from concert arenas

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    The Broadcast Interview

    Will Macdonald & David Granger, Monkey


    Made In Chelsea indie bosses David Granger and Will Macdonald tell Peter White they have US primetime in their sights and are on the hunt for the next Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush.

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    The Word: the genesis


    Oxford-educated Charlie Parsons started his career as a reporter on local newspaper the Ealing Gazette before becoming a researcher at LWT, and then series editor of Channel 4’s groundbreaking factual show Network 7 and arts magazine show Club X.

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    The Word: the launch


    The show launched on 17 August 1990 with guests including Brookside actor Bill Dean, Bond girl Maryam D’Abo and music acts The Farm and Adamski. It ran for 11 episodes at 6pm, playing host to LL Cool J, Pixies and The Charlatans, before it was switched to 11pm on 9 ...

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    The Word gets serious


    In series one, items included a piece on ex-criminals in the evangelical Christian ministry Power Team. The storytelling side was important to Parsons.

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    The Word: series two


    Sebastian Scott became the series editor for the second series, having worked with Parsons on Network 7. Scott came from Janet Street Porter’s BBC2 youth strand Def II and worked alongside series producers Boland, Lux and Richard Godfrey.

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    The Word: creation of Planet 24


    After series two, Parsons was offered the opportunity to pitch for The Big Breakfast. He and Alli partnered with Bob Geldof and Tony Boland, father of Murray Boland, to create Planet 24 and the new company beat a host of rivals to win the five-day live breakfast show.

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    The Word: the controversy


    Series three’s eclectic guests included Peter Stringfellow, Bill Hicks, Pamela Anderson and the Marquis of Blandford.

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    The Word: The Hopefuls


    The Hopefuls, a segment in which people offered to do ‘anything to be on TV’, from snogging a granny to licking armpits, is one of the most vividly remembered parts of The Word. Created by Sebastian Scott, it was taken on by Paul Ross.

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    The Word: successors


    In The Word’s wake, shows like The Girlie Show and Something For The Weekend tried to capture something of its spirit, but it wasn’t until The Big Breakfast alumnus Chris Evans launched TFI Friday in 1996 that C4 really had another Friday night youth hit on its hands.

  • If Katie Hopkins Ruled The World, TLC
    Behind The Scenes

    If Katie Hopkins Ruled The World, TLC


    After our first big hit with the outspoken columnist, it was time to step out of our comfort zones, says Sarah Thornton

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    Behind The Scenes

    CBBC Official Chart Show


    Our young production team had no previous experience of working in television, but stacks of ability and the confi dence to take on anything we threw at them, says Steve Wynne

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    Best Entertainment Programme: Wild Things


    For a brief time this spring, the goings-on at 7pm on Sundays on Sky felt like a collective fever dream.

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    Behind The Scenes

    Ninja Warrior UK, ITV


    ITV has turned to a high-octane Japanese format for its latest Saturday night entertainment offering.

  • World's Most Talented, Watch

    World's Most Talented, Watch


    UKTV wanted our show to be ‘big and global’ - so we recruited an international panel of vloggers to act as our jury, says Suzanne Readwin