Channel 4

Eurotrash returns for EU Referendum special

Jean Paul Gaultier (Credit: Bernard Boyé via Creative Commons)

Hosts Antoine de Caunes and Jean Paul Gaultier, will present the British public with a look at some of the best, worst and weirdest things that Europe has to offer.

Tim Carter, CEO Twenty Twenty Productions, who is producing the show in association with Rapido Television, said “Eurotrash is the reason most of us work in telly! I'm sure when it comes to the Referendum, it will be Eurotrash wot wins it ...for which side is anyone's guess.”

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Grace and Frankie

 

The slick, silver-haired comedy from Friends creator Martha Kauffman is back for a second season.

Straight-laced Grace and free spirit Frankie are both happily married women when their husbands, Robert and Sol, announce that they are leaving them – for each other.

Pirates of the Caribbean star to appear in new Channel 4 drama

Stephen Graham

Starring BAFTA- and RTS-nominated Hollywood actor Stephen Graham (Pirates of the Caribbean, This is England) and written by multi award-winning director Dave Nath, The Watchman (w/t) is a thought-provoking thriller set on one night, in one place and as seen through the eyes of one man.

This week's top TV: 2 - 8 May

Monday

Posh Neighbours at War

Channel 4

7.30pm

Quite aside from having a title to die for, the documentary offers an insight into some of the most vicious spates between neighbours in some of the most expensive parts of the country.

In parts of London where properties can cost tens of millions of pounds, the residents are unsurprisingly a bit on edge about noisy neighbours and their property.

Mitchell and Webb reunite for new Channel 4 comedy

Back comes from Emmy-award winning writer Simon Blackwell, who worked with Mitchell and Webb on Channel 4’s popular comedy Peep Show.

When Stephen’s (Mitchell) father Laurie dies, it is finally Stephen’s time to take over the family business, a local pub. His mother and sister (Julie Deakin and Louise Brealey) are too busy aligning positive energies to take an interest in the family business.

This week's top TV: 25 April - 1 May

Olivia Colman

Monday

Flowers

Channel 4

10pm

From writer/director Will Sharpe and starring Olivia Colman (Broadchurch) and Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh), the eccentric Flowers family are undergoing something of a meltdown. 

Maurice (Barratt) is a children's author, while his wife Deborah (Colman) is a trombone teacher. Both are dealing with their own demons, and are quietly helpless as their marriage falls apart. 

Channel 4 commissions sequel to Syria doc

Currently under the working title of Children on the Frontline: The Escape the film revisits a middle-class family from northern Syria whose lives have been destroyed by the ongoing civil war.

"The whole tragic story of the civil war from the initial uprising against the Syrian regime, the emergence of Islamic State and the ensuing refugee crisis is captured through the story of four young children and their parents," said Executive Producer Chris Shaw. "It's a deeply personal account of life turned upside down by the Syrian conflict"

Channel 4 launch £1 million Superhumans Wanted prize

Channel 4, Superhumans, Competition, Year of Disability

The campaign is part of the broadcaster’s Year of Disability, and will award the brand or agency with the strongest campaign idea with an exclusive spot in the first break of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony.

The competition is part of Channel 4’s commitment to improving diversity on- and off-screen beyond simply its editorial content and into Channel 4’s important commercial airtime.