My TV Show Brief:
My individual TV Show idea was to have a TV Show that would go around to schools which would all be set up and have like a sort of documentary of what happens in these schools. It would mainly be quite comical, full of stereotypes and location references (like mocking where the school is set for example). I can envision a scene with a teacher saying something like “First lesson was great, couldn’t have been better” like an interview, and then cutting to the actual classroom where the first lesson took place, there would be children fighting, throwing books, and basically destroying the classroom. A similar thing to “Educating Essex” Show but more set up and comical; it could also link in with the inbetweeners. Both of these channels aired on Channel 4 which is where I believe that this TV Show would be appropriate for.
The History of the TV Schedule Slot:
Channel 4 was first established as a British public service broadcaster back in 1980 and first aired on 2nd November 1982 introducing multiple shows such as Countdown with Richard Whitely, Brookside and Comic Strip Presents and The Snowman. In 1984 Channel 4 took over horse racing from ITV which resulted in the programme output increasing by 25%. To say the least, over time Channel 4 became increasingly popular, having greater and greater turnovers and eventually started to create great original content which is continued to be aired to this day. Channel 4 is definitely a massive part of the television industry.
These are the programmes aired on Channel 4 within the last 12 months:
Channel 4 News, Hollyoaks, Grand Designs, Hunted, Countdown, Humans, Gogglebox, First Dates, Peep Show, Come Dine With Me, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Location Location Location, Dispatches, Black Mirror, Naked Attraction, Catastrophe, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, The Island With Bear Grills, No Offence, Fresh Meat, Four in a Bed, The Last Leg, The IT Crowd, A place In The Sun, Indian Summers, Father Ted, The Undateables, Food Unwrapped, The Inbetweeners, 24 Hours A&E, George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, Friday Night Dinner, Channel 4 Racing, The Supervet, Unreported World, Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, Balls of Steel, National Treasure, Big Brother.
With such a big list of famous and successful TV Shows under their belt it is no wonder Channel 4 is so popular, a lot of these TV programmes I didn’t even realise belonged to Channel 4 and it made me think of how much of these programmes we actually see today, even though some of these programmes were first aired many years ago, they are still around and popular today.
Looking on the YouGov Profiles LITE website, I searched up for people who watch Channel 4, these are the results: