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    Shameless (UK)

    Shameless (UK)

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    Channel 4 (ended 2013)
    The critically acclaimed and brilliantly funny drama from award-winning writer Paul Abbott features the Chatsworth Estate's Gallaghers, probably the UK's most dysfunctional family.

    Head of the family, Frank, embarks on a series of adventures with his remarkably well-balanced children Fiona, Lip, Ian, Debbie, Carl and Liam - not forgetting the other two with Frank's valium-fuelled lover, Sheila. A shambolic family living on a Manchester estate, where eldest sister Fiona has to look after her five younger siblings after their mother's disappearance and their father became an alcoholic. After Fiona herself escapes, it's down to her twelve year old Sister Debbie to run the Gallagher household. With Sheila leaving and Monica's return it's a whole new ball game at the Gallagher residents, and it's not all plain sailing with Monica's estranged girlfriend Norma living in the van in the yard. No-ones life is ever going to be the same.

    Now in its eighth series things are still as dysfunctional as ever on the Chatsworth Estate with, Frank and Libby trying to get married with Monica coming back on the scene, Mimi's a new mother once again but still has the task of having to find out ho the father is. Also, Karen and Jamie are trying to get on with their lives after all the recent events and, there's also a whole load of new people on the scene just waiting to cause mayhem.

    Shameless is packed with sex, drugs, gratuitous violence, love and scams. Chaos ensues with more tales of how one extraordinary family goes about its normal everyday life.moreless
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    Hollyoaks

    Hollyoaks

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    Hollyoaks is set in the fictional borough of Hollyoaks in Chester. The first episode was broadcast on 23rd October 1995. The show attracts an average of 3 million viewers per week. The series was devised by Phil Redmond, who also created GRANGE HILL and BROOKSIDE.

    Hollyoaks was originally only on one night a week but a second weekly episode began in 1996, a third followed in 1999, and a fourth was added in 2001. The series then went five nights a week in November 2003.

    Hollyoaks is aimed mainly at 16-30 year olds. Like Brookside, Hollyoaks tends to deal with current affairs and topics that matter. It also appeals to a present day audience by playing a wide range of recent music and well known bands.

    As the UK's fourth biggest soap, Hollyoaks is known for breaking boundaries. Its story lines include self-harm, serial murder, explosions, car crashes, adultery, fires, sexuality, suicide, street crime, gangsters, drinking, drugs, mental health (schizophrenia), domestic abuse (men and women), cults, deception, credit card fraud, incest, perjury, false imprisonment and rape (including male rape).

    Hollyoaks is an award winning show winning three awards at the 2007 British Soap Awards, including Sexiest Female, Best Comedy Performance and Villain of the Year. On Saturday 3rd May 2008, Hollyoaks won six awards at the British Soap Awards including Best Actor/Actress, Best Exit, Sexiest Female, Best On-Screen Partnership and Most Spectacular Scene. In 2010 Hollyoaks won Most Spectacular Scene at the British Soap Awards and in Emmett J. Scanlan (Brendan Brady) won Villain of the Year and Best Newcomer.

    On the 26th February 2007 Hollyoaks underwent a major revamp, with a brand new opening title sequence, which highlights the show's major aim to appeal to a more mature audience. The opening credits have since been updated on various occasions, when a character has left or when new characters have joined. With the most recent version debuting on Monday 13th September 2010, which included a major revamp with a whole new design and reworked opening theme. This has since seen some minor changes with characters being both removed and added.

    It was announced 21st May 2008, that as of Monday 2nd June 2008, Hollyoaks will air its episode in HD format.

    Hollyoaks is on weekdays at 6.30pm on Channel 4. And the first look episode airs weeknights at 7pm on E4 with, a catch-up edition of the previous days episode at 2.05pm on E4.

    Three omnibus editions air every week, on Saturdays at 1.25pm on E4, Sunday mornings on 'T4' Channel 4 at 8.45am, but the time does vary and, in the early hours on Monday morning at 3.15am on E4. Spin-Offs Hollyoaks: In The City Hollyoaks: Later Hollyoaks: The Morning After the Night Beforemoreless
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    Black Mirror

    Black Mirror

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    Described by Channel 4 as "a hybrid of The Twilight Zone and Tales of the Unexpected", this three-part series is made up of three standalone episodes that offer a suspenseful and satirical look at the paranoia surrounding modern technology.moreless
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    Time Team

    Time Team

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    Archaeology for the masses. From what might be perceived as a 'stuffy' subject, Time Team has popularised the subject with its enthusiasm to uncover the secrets of Britain's rich and long history. From sites which pre-date the Pyramids, to the Second World War, Time Team will entertain you and enrich your historical knowledge of Britain.

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    8 Out of 10 Cats

    8 Out of 10 Cats

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    Channel 4's topical panel quiz show, see's two teams (made up of the team captain and two celebrity guests), who are then asked questions relating to opinion polls and statistics based on the week's events in the news and media. It's currently airing its seventeenth series.

    8 out of 10 Cats is presented by Jimmy Carr, with team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson. The voice of John Pohlhammer introduces the panel at the beginning of each episode. Originally Dave Spikey was the team captain against Lock for the first four series, he was then replaced with Jason Manford from series 5 to 10 who was replaced by Richardson from series 11. Air days:
    • Monday (Series 17–present)
    • Friday (Series 1–6, 8–13, 15–16)
    • Monday (Series 14)
    • Thursday (Series 7)moreless
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    The IT Crowd

    The IT Crowd

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    Channel 4 (ended 2013)
    At the UK company Reynholm Industries, their corporate high-rise towers are full of beautiful happy people with one success story after another. Well, except for the employees that work in the basement - the IT department. While their colleagues work in fantastic surroundings, Jen, Roy and Moss must work below ground in the dark and horrible basement, struggling to make it into normal society. Jen (Katherine Parkinson) is a career person who is looking to climb the corporate ladder. Unfortunately, due to fibbing on her CV (resume), she finds herself the manager of the IT Department. The problem is, she knows nothing about technology! Roy (Chris O'Dowd) and Moss (Richard Ayoade) make up the IT Department and share a love of technology, science fiction and not having to work if at all possible. What they don't like is the idea of being supervised by someone who knows nothing about computers. Seeing that Roy and Moss may know a lot about computers, but very little about working with people, Jen takes on the role of "Relationship Manager" to help the guys and help herself in the process. The IT Crowd is a playful and somewhat surreal look at what it's really like to be the underof every company - the IT Department. In 2008, The IT Crowd won the Rose D'Or for Best Comedy.moreless
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    Utopia

    Utopia

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    In this Channel 4 suspense/thriller, four Internet forum friends learn from a fifth that Part 2 of a rare graphic novel, "The Utopia Manuscript," has come to light. What they are initially unaware of is that a mysterious organization known as The Network will do anything to get their hands on it. After their friend is killed, the remaining four friends--Grant, Becky, Ian, and Wilson--find themselves framed for crimes they didn't commit and on the run from The Network and the authorities. To survive, they must recover the graphic novel and uncover the secrets that it holds... secrets that could endanger the world.moreless
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    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares

    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares

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    Each week Gordon travels to a different restaurant in dire need of help. He often has to deal with chefs and waitresses stuck in their ways, ready-made meals and slow service, none of which he allows in any of his own restaurants. With a long history in the food industry, Gordon uses his wealth of knowledge to try to get them back on track and into financially viable businesses.moreless
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    8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

    8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

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    Jimmy Carr hosts 8 Out of 10 Cats and Countdown, while Sean Lock and Jon Richardson compete against one another in this bizarre British quiz show.
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    Countdown

    Countdown

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    Countdown is a game show adapted from the French format "Des Chiffres Et Des Lettres". The show was originally broadcast on British regional TV channel Yorkshire Television, at 6.30pm following the local news programme "Calendar" (1968), and was originally called "Calendar Countdown". The show works on a winner-stays-on basis, with contestants retiring after eight wins. The top eight players return at the end of the series to compete in a knockout phase with the top prize being the complete (20 volume) Oxford English Dictionary, worth around 6000 UKP. Champion-of-Champions competitions are also held about once every two years, seeing who is the best of the best.

    Richard Whiteley had been a presenter on "Calendar" from 1968 until 1995. "Countdown" shortly thereafter moved to Channel 4 upon that channel's launch. Originally, Carol Vorderman only presented the numbers rounds of the game - the letters rounds were presented in the early series by other hostesse's (Kathy Hytner, Beverley Isherwood and Linda Barratt have all had this role, Hytner the longest, due to budget-cutting, the other 2 were axed in 1983) After Kathy Hytner Left in 1987, Karen Loughlin took over until the end of 1988. Throughout 1989 before Carol became the sole hostess, Lucy Summers took the role of presenting the Letter Rounds. The show has had many on-screen adjudicators, of whom the longest-serving and best-known is Susie Dent (January 1992 to present).

    Sadly Richard Whiteley passed away after contracting pneumonia in October 2005, their was rumours that the next series (series 54) would be presented by a different guest presenter every week, although a good idea auditions for a new host were held (Richard Digance,Noel Edmonds and Paul Merton all have being rumoured to have auditioned), Sport-Presenter Des Lynam won the role, and presented from October 2005, until the travelling distance got too much for him. He has being quoted on saying, that he is a natural Sports presenter, and even though Carol kept him sane, he would rather go back into the area he is more familiar with.

    The Newest series to broadcast, is to be hosted by All-Round Entertainer, Des O'Connor who will be joined by Carol Vorderman and Susie Dent.moreless
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    Ramsay's Best Restaurant

    Ramsay's Best Restaurant

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    Gordon Ramsay visits restaurants from all over Britain--including John O'Groats and Land's End--with the aim of finding the best of the best in Ramsay's Best Restaurant.
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    Peep Show

    Peep Show

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    Essentially, a take on The Odd Couple, Peep Show revolves around the lives of Mark Corrigan and Jeremy Osbourne; two twenty-somethings who share a flat. Mark works in an office and has a bleak outlook on life; he's infatuated with his colleague, Sophie Chapman. Jeremy, in contrast, is a lazy, shallow man trying to make it in the music industry. A unique twist that immediately sets the show apart form other sitcoms is the use of the first person view point [the original show title was POV], where we get to see from the characters own eyes. We also get to hear internal thoughts and opinions which reveals things they wouldn't say out loud.moreless
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    Fresh Meat

    Fresh Meat

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    Six freshers and Howard attending Manchester Medlock University must live in a house off campus after submitting their housing applications late.
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    Sirens (UK)

    Sirens (UK)

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    Being a paramedic isn't easy. Every night Stuart, Ashley and Rachid are confronted by late night revellers in Leeds, who treat them more like taxi drivers than doctors. They spend every working day counting down until the end of their shift, but once they've finished stitching people back up they need to start salvaging their own personal lives. Unfortunately neither tasks are easy. This six-part series starts on E4 in June 2011 and was previously called Naked Apes.moreless
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    Any Human Heart

    Any Human Heart

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    Logan Mountstuart is a writer with a very interesting life. During his time he travelled a lot and a war, the death of a prime minister and the abdication of a king. But this is not what interests him - that remains the individual consciousness of these events, which he documents in a journal. Based on the novel of the same name this four-part adaptation for Channel 4 is scripted by the book's original writer, William Boyd.moreless
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    Relocation, Relocation

    Relocation, Relocation

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    Property experts, Kirstie and Phil, offer practical advice to homeowners hoping to relocate. The show follows on from their previous property program, Location, Location, Location. The presenters help families who are torn between where to live on the right location for them.moreless
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    Gordon Ramsay's Great Escape

    Gordon Ramsay's Great Escape

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    Gordon Ramsay's Great Escape is a three-part journey through the country side of India with the famed British chef. Ramsay, a classically trained chef with an impressive twelve Michelin Stars to his credit, is probably best known for his multiple television series and best-selling cookbooks. With his Great Escape, Ramsay takes you on a tour of India where he indulges his passion for his favorite cuisine, Indian food. Travel with Gordon as he spends a day cooking curry for 400 people on board the Mangala Express from New Dehli to Lucknow. Follow along as he travels throughout north-east India, with stops in various villages along the way, including hunting expeditions in Shiyong Village, Majuli Island and Guwahati. His journey through the north-east culminates with him trying to run a curry stand in a busy Calcutta marketplace. Wrapping up his culinary tour of India, Ramsay visits an Ashram and learns to embrace vegetarian dishes, a surprise for regular viewers of Ramsay's other programs where he has often derided the vegetarian lifestyle. A beautiful journey not to be missed, Gordon Ramsey is at his best in his Great Escape.moreless
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    Sunday Brunch

    Sunday Brunch

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    Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer host Sunday Brunch, filled with celebrity guests, tasty food, and banter.








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    Grand Designs

    Grand Designs

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    Welcome to the Grand Designs guide here at TV.com! Each episode Kevin McCloud follows different couples / families who are trying to build / improve a property. They can go from the downright stupid to the most high class and dignified properties.moreless
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    You Have Been Watching

    You Have Been Watching

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    Channel 4 (ended 2010)
    This comedy panel quiz show, presented by Screenwipe's Charlie Brooker, looks back at TV past and present. Brooker is accompanied by a three celebrity guests each week, and, before recording, the panellists watch selected episodes of currently airing television shows to discuss. They may then be asked to suggest hypothetical improvements to the format, critically assess it, or to answer quiz questions on the content.moreless
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