About Channel X TV Production News

Channel X is one of the UK’s leading comedy and entertainment specialists with an almost 30 year history of producing cutting edge award winning programmes for all the major UK broadcasters.

The company specialises in scripted broken and narrative comedy, comedy-entertainment formats and gameshows and has worked with all the leading comedy talent in the UK for the last three decades.

This year has been one of the busiest in Channel X’s recent history with BAFTA Award winning BBC series Detectorists, which is broadcasting its second series this Autumn.

The company is currently in development with Comedy, Drama and Documentary projects for all major UK broadcasters.

Channel X’s Manchester based subsidiary, Channel X North, has continued to build on recent success having produced shows for BBC Three and Channel 4.  It is the company behind the development of BBC sitcom Hebburn and is currently producing hit children’s sitcom So Awkward for CBBC.

Managing Director

While working together on Channel 4’s Soul Train Alan and Jonathan Ross formed Channel X as the company to produce The Last Resort.

Since setting up the company with Ross, Alan went on to become the executive producer for most of Jonathan’s shows including The Incredibly Strange Film Show, Tonight Witth Jonathan Ross and Americana. He also established himself as an outstanding comedy producer with Vic Reeves Big Night Out, The Unpleasant World of Penn and Teller and the award winning The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer.

As a BAFTA winning producer for Shooting Stars, Alan Marke has gone on to make shows for all the major broadcasters and digital stations; being equally at home with mainstream and alternative projects.

Director of Programmes

Jim Reid is Channel X’s Director of Programmes. After an extensive career in journalism as the editor of a music magazine, features editor of a left wing tabloid and a contributor to the Sunday Times, Guardian and Observer Jim started his TV career working on Channel X’s The Last Resort.

As a producer and devisor of entertainment formats and scripted comedy Jim has worked with most of the leading names in British television making shows as diverse as Eurotrash, Paul Zenon’s Magic Specials, Stupid Punts, Vic Reeves Examines, Modern Toss and Blunder.

Jim is overseeing Channel X’s push into the format markets of Europe, Asia and the US.

Channel X North is the Manchester based arm of the company which is currently producing the second series of hit children’s sitcom So Awkward for CBBC.

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