RECENT & CURRENT PROGRAMMES
Johnny & Inel | CBBC
The Johnny and Inel Show brings together two of the most exciting new comedy stars, Johnny Cochrane and Inel Tomlinson in a show that combines an interactive studio sitcom with punchy sketches to create a packed half hour of cool characters, music, catchphrases and comedy. Each show opens in the studio which is where the audience try out Johnny and Inel’s latest Geek of the Week and a new sitcom storyline plays out. Sketches include the adventures of comic book style Wasteman, his sidekick Bear Man and their arch nemesis Omar Daze, reporter Liam Piam, cheeky schoolgirl Blondie and Johnny Kyle who interviews a different fairytale character each week. Every episode also features celebrity guests who perform for the live studio audience before getting involved in the pair’s hilarious antics. Their “best friends” relationship is at the heart of every episode, the aim is that each show is hip without being intimidating, for everyone to feel cooler, funnier and part of the club when watching the Johnny and Inel Show.
The Wright Stuff | Channel 5
Boasting over 2,000 episodes The Wright Stuff is Channel 5’s longest running programme bar the News. Sharp, provocative and entertaining, after a decade on air, TWS continues to be Britain’s brightest daytime show, with The Observer calling it “the best thing that’s happened to daytime TV”. Celebrity guests join Matthew Wright to discuss the key issues of the day with calls, emails, texts and tweets from the audience. No subject is off limits – from the heavyweight political events of the day, to sex and relationship issues, to breaking showbiz gossip.
Sunday Brunch | Channel 4
This is a live Sunday morning show from 9:30am presented by Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer. It will feature celebrity guests who will chat and cook with the possibility of an additional music guest performing live.
Got to Dance | Sky 1 HD
JLS star Aston Merrygold steps up to judge on SKY 1 HD’s Got To Dance. Britain’s biggest and best dance show Got To Dance is back for a toe-tapping, hip shaking fourth season, but this year there are some changes to the star-studded panel. With Davina McCall again resuming hosting duties, Merrygold will join returning judges Kimberly Wyatt and Ashley Banjo for more star-spotting as they scour the UK and Ireland to find a new, undiscovered dance sensation. Got To Dance will return in January 2013. To find out how to take part in auditions for this year’s show go to www.sky.com/dance.
Smells Like Friday Night | Channel 4
An hour-long LIVE avalanche of unmissable TV moments that will return Friday Night TV to the tongues and tweets of the nation. With performances from Pharrell and Robin Thicke, Iggy Azalea, Jake Bugg and Bastille alongside comedy items and viewer interaction, we’ll make this Friday night unforgettable. Hosted by Jordan and Harley from Rizzle Kicks, music journalist Billie JD Porter and comedian Rob Beckett, Smells Like Friday Night will get the nation talking about brilliant comedy acts and provide exciting music performances that will have viewers raving in their living rooms.
Jordan & Perri’s Ultimate Block Party | Sky 1 HD
Jordan Banjo and Perri Luc Kiely, known for their impressive street dance performances with Diversity, will be taken out of their comfort zone as they work with kids from different dance-style backgrounds. Meet “The Irish Dancers,” a group of eight friends from Essex who between them have more than 40 year’s experience in Irish dancing, but absolutely no knowledge of street dancing! These disciplined dancers are used to the strictest and most regimented routines; can Jordan and Perri encourage them to loosen up, get flexible and perform a jaw-dropping street dance act? Throughout the series there’ll be surprises aplenty from celebrity guests such as Olympic Medallists, gymnast Beth Tweddle and diver Tom Daley, girl band Stooshe and singer A*M*E, Diversity, this year’s Got To Dance winner Lukas MacFarlane and boy band The Loveable Rogues..
Set List | Sky Atlantic HD
Set List takes the cream of the comedy circuit and presents them with the ultimate challenge: to come up with a brand new comedy routine right there and then. Set List challenges some of the biggest names in comedy to a gig like no other and the guestlist includes: Robin Williams, Ross Noble, Russell Kane, Drew Carey and Frank Skinner.
Sing Date | Sky Living
Sky Living’s brand new eagerly anticipated dating show, ‘Sing Date’, launches on Monday 20th August at 7pm. Sing Date combines the force of Internet dating with the power of song. On a musical mission to find their perfect partner, singing singletons will duet to a karaoke track via their home webcam. As we follow contestants, we’ll see them duet with single guys/girls and decide who they’d like to make sweet music with, then watch as the couples meet in real life for a face-to-face ‘Sing Date’ in the recording studio. So will 2 Become 1 at the end of the night, or will both be left with an Achy Breaky Heart
The Love Machine | Sky Living HD
The Love Machine returns for a second series. The Love Machine sees singleton’s use a giant revolving wheel to pick a partner based on looks alone before being offered the chance to swap them at the last minute and will return to our screens this Autumn. Sky Living has ordered a second series of dating show The Love Machine which will again be fronted by Chris Moyles and Stacey Solomon.
T4 | Channel 4/E4
T4 is Channel 4′s flagship youth zone, bringing A-List celebrity interviews, music, film, and an array of different TV shows to Britain every Saturday and Sunday morning, 52 weeks a year. Hosted by Rick Edwards, Jameela Jamil, Nick Grimshaw, Georgie Okell, and Matt Edmondson, the show also has a strong online presence with daily content updates, competitions, and presenter blogs. Although mainly studio based, T4 also goes on the road at various points in the year to cover events such as V Festival, Orange Rockcorps, The NME Awards, T4 On The Beach, and T4′s Stars at London’s Earls Court.
The Face | Sky Living
Naomi Campbell is one of the greatest models ever, known the world over for her incredible figure, magnificent style and no-nonsense attitude. Now, for the first time on British television, she’s going in search of the perfect protégé. Missing it would be a fashion faux pas… Our mentors, Naomi Campbell, Erin O’Connor and Caroline Winberg, are household names and always in the public eye – but how well do we really know them? As Naomi says: “People think they know me, but I’m not so easy to define.” On ‘The Face’, we’ll get to see Naomi, Erin and Caroline as never before. The challenges the girls are set are real. They’re for real magazines, designers and shows. At the end of each challenge, the winning mentor picks a girl from the losing team to send home. No one wants that, not the girls and certainly not the mentors… Hell hath no fury like a supermodel scorned.
Chris & Wes | Sky 1 HD
On Got To Dance, they stole the show with their addictive personalities, cheeky sense of humour and real life bromance. Now they’re going to be the stars of their very own must see show. This series series for Sky1HD, we’ll follow the boys 24/7 as they embark on a host of brand new adventures.Each episode will be driven by a major storyline, be it a looming professional performance or a significant personal achievement. Every show will be packed with pranks, gripping actuality and LOADS of dancing.
Growing Pains of a Teenage Genius | BBC 3
When other kids were learning their times-tables, Cameron Thompson was working out algebraic equations. Wowing his parents and other adults around him he soon became a talking point and a local celebrity. But when it came to making friends and being accepted by those his own age, Cameron’s geeky brilliance didn’t seem so brilliant. Can Cameron balance the need to stay the genius he’s always been (and therefore different) with the classic teenage longing to be accepted? Set against a backdrop of his raging hormones and an eccentric family, these are The Growing Pains of a Teenage Genius.
LIVE With Gabby | Channel 5
Live with Gabby brings you celebrities, chat and expert advice. Gabby and our family of experts bring you star guests, real-life stories and advice on the issues that really matter to you. Host Gabby Logan is joined by a different expert each day to discuss a range of topical issues, welcoming guests with incredible stories to tell and contributions from the audience both at home and in the studio. Tune in every weekday at 11:10 on Channel 5 straight after ‘The Wright Stuff’.
Lily Allen: From Riches To Rags | Channel 4
Lily Allen: From Riches to Rags is a three-part documentary series for primetime C4 charting the metamorphosis of Lily Allen the international pop sensation, to Lily Allen the fashion retailer. With exclusive access to the young star, we see Lily as she comes to terms with giving up the security of an already established career, to move into the precarious world of running a small vintage clothes business with her sister.
iTunes Festival | Channel 4
This year the iTunes Festival is moving to Channel 4, presented by Annie Mac and Nick Grimshaw, with additional behind the scenes content from T4′s very own Will Best. There will be three broadcasts a week, across 4Music, E4 and Channel 4. The live acts this year include: JLS, One Direction, Jack White and Alicia Keys.
4Music Favourites | 4Music & Channel 4
4Music Favourites is a series of one-off music specials which air on 4Music and T4. Each episode focuses exclusively on one act, and showcases stylish studio performances of their material alongside chat with the artist. Previous episodes have featured some of the biggest names in pop, including Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Black Eyed Peas, Shakira, Ke$ha, Scissor Sisters, Nicole Scherzinger, Jessie J, Alexis Jordan, and Robbie Williams.
Something for the Weekend | BBC 2
BBC2‘s long-running Something For The Weekend is a mouth-watering mix of cookery, cocktails, celebrity interviews, and previews of the very best shows from the coming week’s television. The show is the perfect supplement to any Sunday morning – giving the viewer everything from food ideas for the week ahead, to reviews of the latest must-have gadgets. The show is presented by Tim Lovejoy, Louise Redknapp and chef Simon Rimmer.
Famous & Fearless | Channel 4
Famous and Fearless is spectacular live prime time event for Channel 4. Eight celebrities face off against each other over six consecutive nights to prove who is the most fearless and win the title Famous and Fearless Champion 2011. Presented by Chris Evans and Clare Balding, each show features pre-recorded and live events in front an arena audience of 5,000 fans, who cheer for their favourite celebrities in death defying stunts and urban sports. From demolition derbies to monster truck assault courses, each event requires skill, speed and nerves of steel.
Diversity 3D | Sky 3D & Sky 1 HD
Diversity 3D follows Britain’s most famous dance group as they prepare for their sell out Diversity Live: The Diversitoys Tour at Hammersmith Apollo in December 2010. A mixture of live performance and dramatized pieces all in 3D. The show was transmitted as a New Years Day special.
My Story | BBC 1
My Story is BBC1′s quest to tell extraordinary real life stories in a brand new way presented by Christine Bleakley, Ronan Keating and BBC news anchor George Alagiah. A genuinely multi-platform project, the search for stories began on the BBC website, where anyone could write their incredible story. A panel of experts sifted through thousands of entries and eventually three stories were told each week on BBC1 for five weeks from family to survival to love. To complete the show’s cycle of groundbreaking interactivity, one winning story every week was published as a fully written novel, going on sale across the country immediately after being shown on TV.
Must be the Music | Sky 1 HD
Must Be The Music is Sky 1′s search for Britain and Ireland’s best new music act. Presented by music-loving Fearne Cotton, the show is judged by multi-award winning Dizzee Rascal, Grammy-nominated Jamie Cullum, and Sharleen Spiteri whose band Texas notched up 13 Top 10 singles, and 2 Number 1 albums. The series sees some of the most talented unsigned music acts in the country take to the stage, giving the finalists the chance to perform at Wembley. Unlike any other talent show, every song from the show goes live on sale on iTunes immediately, and the acts – who write and perform their own music – receive all the profits themselves. The show was won by Glaswegian busker Emma’s Imagination.
School Of Saatchi | BBC 2
BBC2’s unique art project School Of Saatchi offers aspiring artists the chance to catch the eye of Britain’s foremost modern art collector, Charles Saatchi. Assisted by judges Tracey Emin, Matthew Collings and Frank Cohen, Charles’s chosen winner gets the once in lifetime opportunity to exhibit at the Hermitage in St Petersburg.