Channel 5

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Challenge Anneka’s lasting legacy in Leeds points way for show’s reboot
Boss of Leeds Mencap, which was on programme in 1993, says new version is unlikely to lack for ideas

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

23, May, 2022 @5:28 PM

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Challenge Anneka to be revived by Channel 5 after nearly 30 years
Anneka Rice, who was helicoptered in to complete a good cause on original show, urges fans to ‘dig out your lycra’

Matthew Weaver

23, May, 2022 @12:07 PM

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Flogging Channel 4 won’t bring about the longed-for British reply to Netflix | Nils Pratley
Prospective buyers will see a clear tension between public service obligations and making profits

Nils Pratley

05, Apr, 2022 @6:48 PM

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Naked Cheggers, Rebecca Loos with a pig and Baftas for Jane McDonald: it’s 25 years of Channel 5!
It began life as the home of bare bums and strange truck-touching competitions. But 25 years on, Five has started winning awards for its programming. Is it growing up at last?

Benjie Goodhart

30, Mar, 2022 @11:53 AM

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Goodbye Ramsay Street? Why we’re not ready for Neighbours to end
The drama won hearts by showing the world Australian suburbia – albeit with regular light plane crashes and bouts of amnesia

Anna Spargo-Ryan

07, Feb, 2022 @2:30 AM

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Children’s TV makers say British shows could die as ministers scrap £44m fund
Nadine Dorries urged to restore help for UK broadcasters competing with global rivals

Jim Waterson Media editor

24, Jan, 2022 @6:05 PM

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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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