TV broadcasters’ desire to produce a drama about current events too often sacrifice depth and veracity for a ‘quick-hit’ stunt.
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Vice have discovered that today’s daring young rebel will always be tomorrow’s embarrassing old coot.
Some TV series could benefit from a remake, but others definitely couldn’t.
Inflation is partly to blame, but so is the limited appeal of generously-budgeted dramas aimed at small part of the global market.
With the slow-motion departure of Boris Johnson, has Channel 4 dodged the privatisation bullet?
As the annual TV festival approaches, Arnell explains how the more things change, the more things stay the same.
C4 latest commissioning seems to be more focussed on grabbing headlines and “giving the people what they want” than making change.
Broadcasters searching for an answer to Netflix’s Squid Game reality show need look no further.