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Channel 4 On The Move

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Channel 4 has unveiled a tongue-in-cheek banner announcing its arrival in Leeds, the home of its new national headquarters. 

The banner adorns the site of the Majestic building in central Leeds, where Channel 4’s National HQ will be based. The building is currently being redeveloped and is due to open in 2020. 

It echoes the tone of Channel 4’s recent Complaints Welcome marketing campaign, which saw some of the channel's stars read out complaints made about their programmes. 

The banner depicts a genuine viewer complaint which reads: "Didn’t think Channel 4 knew there was life outside the M25." 

Sinead Rocks, Channel 4 Managing Director Nations and Regions, said: “It’s great to be in Leeds. More staff are joining us all the time so the Channel 4 presence is growing each week and we’ve been given a fantastic welcome by everyone in Leeds and Yorkshire.” 

8 October 2019


Ghosts Set To Return

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The BBC One comedy Ghosts, from the team behind Horrible Histories and Yonderland, has been commissioned for a further two series. 

The announcement was made today when Charlotte Moore, Director of Content, mentioned the spectral series in a speech about the future of BBC iPlayer, the broadcaster’s on demand and catch-up platform. 

She said:  “Ghosts is a brilliant comedy from the Horrible Histories team,” Moore said. “Episode one got 2.5m overnight — a modest figure for a comedy — but within 28 days it had grown to 5.5m. And after six months 1.7m iPlayer requests. That’s up there with other big comedy hits. We’ve commissioned two more series straight away.” 

Ghosts followed an ordinary couple, Alison (Charlotte Ritchie) and Mike (Kiell Smith-Bynoe), who, much to their surprise, inherited a crumbling country pile called Button Hall — only to realise that the place is in disrepair and haunted by its former occupants. 

8 October 2019


Rylan Karaoke

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Radio 2 presenter Rylan Clark-Neal will sing in a 24 hour non-stop karaoke extravaganza to raise money for BBC Children in Need 2019. 

The challenge will commence at the end of the Zoe Ball Breakfast show at 09:00 on Tuesday 12 November, with Rylan performing karaoke classics through to 09:00 on Wednesday 13 November. 

The marathon sing-a-long will take place at the Radio 2 studios in Wogan House, London and be broadcast on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds, and streamed live in vision on the BBC Red Button where viewers can watch Rylan and his guests perform. Viewers will also be able to send in messages of support for Rylan, which will scroll across the screen, along with details of how to donate via text. Audiences will be able to donate to support Rylan via text donation and through the BBC Children in Need website. 

Rylan said: “My love of karaoke is absolutely no secret and so I’m incredibly excited to take to the microphone and raise as much as I possibly can for BBC Children in Need. Tune in to BBC Radio 2 or via BBC Red Button from 9am on the 12 November to hear me - and my special guests - serenade the Radio 2 family with as many karaoke classics as I can fit into 24 hours. And don't forget to donate!” 

Lewis Carnie, Head of Radio 2, said: “BBC Children in Need is a cause close to the heart of the generous Radio 2 listeners, so thank you to Rylan for agreeing to perform a 24 hour karaoke.” 

8 October 2019 

 


 

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