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Sean Bean gets Wasted on E4

Sean Bean, Game of Thrones,

The show from BAFTA-winning writing duo James Lamont and Jon Foster (Cuckoo), centres around four friends in the West Country who pass their time getting wasted.

Morpheus (Danny Kirrane – Trollied) is a fantasy fanatic who runs a bong shop with his neurotic sister Sarah (Rose Reynolds – The World’s End). He harbours a flame for their quirky mate Alison (Gwyneth Keyworth – Game of Thrones) who runs a tattoo parlour from the back of the shop.

E4 launch immersive 360° Made in Chelsea video

Made in Chelsea, MIC, Channel 4, E4. Jamie Laing

The videos allow never-before-seen access to the homes of Mark-Francis Vandelli and Binky Felstead by using cutting edge technologies to put you right in the heart of the action.

The videos have been created by media company Monkey and, says Managing Director David Granger, “introduce the first ever truly immersive reality experience.”

Jay Hunt: Five years at 4

Jay Hunt

Hello and thank you all for coming. If you are slightly bewildered at finding yourself at the British Museum on a Tuesday evening, I know how you feel. I’m a reluctant interviewee and an even more reluctant speechmaker. Tonight though I have no one to blame but myself.  I chose to be here. I chose to be here because I wanted to speak for the first time about something that has mattered as much to me as anything I’ve put on the air at 4. I’m not going to bore you to death on terms of trade reform or the importance of Channel 4’s unique model.

State of play: the latest deals in sports rights TV deals

England v India T20 2014

Barbara Slater, the Director of BBC Sport, likes to bang the drum for digital. Even so, last year she found the time to blog on the corporation’s website just six times.

Four of those six posts apologetically explained why the BBC had been forced to cede flagship rights and was likely to make further cuts in the future.

The posts unpicked why the BBC, after six decades, had to surrender Open golf and also give up on a, perhaps vainglorious, bid to roll back the years by making the Beeb the exclusive home of Formula 1.

Subtitles, sass and sex: why foreign programming is booming

Spiral

Subtitles, sass and sex are the latest must-haves for broadcasters who are serious about satisfying their audiences. British viewers’ expanding appetite for foreign-language shows has taken in the mafia in Gomorrah on Sky Atlantic, the chilly Icelandic landscape of Trapped on BBC Four and the visceral drugs drama Prófugos on Channel 4’s new online service, Walter Presents.