Channel X TV Production News

Liam Mullone’s Disappointing World

Beat the Sunday night blues (or exacerbate them, as the case may be) by joining Liam Mullone as he explores his Disappointing World in our new pilot for BBC Radio 4, on Sunday 4th October at 7:15pm.

British comedy’s only contrarian libertarian antiquarian, Liam Mullone tackles the universal theme that sums up all human endeavour – disappointment.

In this comedy lecture dedicated to history’s losers Liam celebrates some enormously bad ideas from the world of technology.

He tells the hubristic story of Sweden’s 17th Century warship, The Vasa, which was even more disappointing than The Mary Rose. Some of NASA’s most inspiration-lacking ventures are laid bare. And Frenchman Marcel Lucont honours countryman Jacques Cousteau and his cigarette smoke-filled Conshelf stations in a song.

So Awkward an iPlayer hit

As shooting gets underway on series 2, it has been great for the team to reflect on the huge popularity of the first series. From the outset the audience feedback for So Awkward was extremely positive – with the series maintaining and even improving on audience figures throughout the series. Audience response on the CBBC site was prolific and very enthusiastic, growing throughout the series, in particular the iPlayer requests, with a total of 6,812, 280 requests across the series, and the programme regularly appearing in the iPlayer top 5.

We hope that kids return to catch up with what Lily, Martha and Jaz have been up to when it is broadcast next year!

The Jam – Sky High Ratings.

We are very pleased to hear so many people enjoyed taking a trip down memory lane with About the Young Idea. Broadcast as The Story of the Jam on Sky Arts last week, an audience 10 times the size of the slot average tuned in to relive their youth!