Channel 5

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Channel 5 on track to report record profits for 2021 after ads boom
Profits for last year poised to be biggest since broadcaster launched almost a quarter of a century ago

Mark Sweney

12, Jan, 2022 @3:57 PM

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Channel 4 goes off-air after outage caused by technical problem
Several TV channels including Channel 5, Film 4 and More 4, lost output

Robyn Vinter

25, Sep, 2021 @7:31 PM

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Animal magic! All Creatures Great and Small is the comforting TV we all need
The reboot of the Yorkshire vet drama is a gentle back-rub of a show, and proved the perfect answer to lockdown woes. As it returns, its winning formula looks even more charming

Stuart Heritage

16, Sep, 2021 @10:45 AM

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UK broadcasters cut spending on British shows to lowest point in decade
BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 slashed spending last year on UK programming as pandemic hit

Mark Sweney Media business correspondent

08, Sep, 2021 @12:43 PM

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Channel 5 says it will not make any more shows about Yorkshire
Commissioning editor tells Edinburgh TV festival he is looking for new stories after string of Yorkshire-based hits

Jim Waterson

24, Aug, 2021 @5:42 PM

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Lie With Me review – a Down Under dud with EastEnders’ Janine
An unfaithful husband leads to bigger problems for soap star Charlie Brooks in Channel 5’s improbably silly drama. Forget Australia – she’s better off on Albert Square

Lucy Mangan

12, Jul, 2021 @9:00 PM

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The great British broadcasting shake-up – all you need to know
Government TV changes include possible sale of Channel 4 and new rules governing streaming

Mark Sweney Media business correspondent

22, Jun, 2021 @11:01 PM

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The week in TV: Anne Boleyn; Mare of Easttown; Sweet Tooth; The Anti-Vax Conspiracy
Jodie Turner-Smith is a mesmerising presence in the decidedly uneven Anne Boleyn, Kate Winslet bows out and will be sorely missed, while a history of the anti-vax movement is both startling and enraging

Euan Ferguson

06, Jun, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Must-watch TV to fuel £1bn summer advertising bonanza
Covid hit UK’s ad-dependent broadcasters but rebound is on cards, with Euro 2020 and more

Mark Sweney

10, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Anne Boleyn comes to Channel 5 as thriller told through queen’s eyes
Jodie Turner-Smith plays regal yet steely Boleyn with casting director taking ‘identity conscious’ approach

Hannah J Davies

07, May, 2021 @3:39 PM

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Channel 5 pulls ‘immoral’ plastic surgery show about Charlotte Crosby’s appearance
Broadcaster says sorry over episode that dissected changes in reality TV star’s appearance

Lucy Campbell

26, Apr, 2021 @8:36 PM

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Intruder review – Sally Lindsay stars in thriller that quickly turns high farce
A panicked call to the emergency services kicks off this four-part thriller, but it’s hard to know if we’re meant to laugh or cry

Lucy Mangan

05, Apr, 2021 @9:00 PM

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