Channel 4

CBS shows to make UK debut on Channel 4

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Channel 4 has announced an agreement with CBS Studios International, securing the UK broadcaster a roster of CBS’ iconic and contemporary television series that will air on Channel 4, E4, 4Music and All 4.

The selection also included exclusive autumn programming, including the new Charmed reboot, American sitcom Happy Together and political drama The Good Fight.

TV picks of the week: 24 September – 30 September

Joel & Nish vs the World

Monday: Comedy Central, 9pm​

Back for a second season, stand-ups Nish Kumar and Joel Dommett continue their hilarious journey around the world, humiliating themselves in the process. In this episode, the pair embark on a gruelling trek up a mountain in Peru. Will their one-liners help them conquer such a quest?

 

Celebs fight crime for Channel 4

Marcus Brigstocke on Alexander Armstrong's Big Ask (Credit: UKTV)

Working with the Cambridgeshire Constabulary, they will assist in high risk operations, crime investigation and even in custody.

The star-studded line-up includes, presenter Katie Piper, Made in Chelsea’s Jamie Laing, Loose Women panellist Penny Lancaster, reality star Sandi Bogle and comedian Marcus Brigstocke.

The celebrity rookies will also be tasked with policing the streets as volunteer officers, offering an insight into the reality of being a volunteer officer.

New Sky and Channel 4 partnership takes shows to wider audience

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The shows included in the deal will be available for customers to binge-watch as much as they desire, beginning with the release of the box-set of the third series of Channel 4 drama No Offence on 13th September.

Live coverage of the Formula 1 British Grand Prix 2019 and highlights of Formula 1 races will be shown on Channel 4 as part of the deal, as well as the first series of the Sky original thriller Tin Star, starring Tim Roth. 

Dorothy Byrne’s TV Diary

Dorothy Byrne at the 2018 Television Journalism Awards (Credit: RTS/Richard Kendal)

TV current affairs and documentaries are obsessed with the new. That means we can ignore problems which continue over decades. My month begins with watching Channel 5’s Raped: My Story for a panel I’m on.

It’s a really daring programme precisely because there is nothing new in it; it is a devastating document of the way rape ruins lives and survivors are denied justice. And that’s a story we need to tell again and again.