10 O’Clock Live Gets Second Series
November 2, 2011 by staff
The series will return for a 10×45 ‘run next year, with the format having been cut from an end the first season of 15×60.
Led by Charlie Brooker (Screenwipe, Dead Set), Jimmy Carr (8 out of 10 cats), David Mitchell (Peep Show) and Lauren Laverne (The Culture Show), the weekly casts a satirical look on the events of the week.
the weekly satirical comedy presented by Charlie Brooker, Jimmy Carr, David Mitchell and Lauren Laverne is back for a second series of 10 chapters in early 2012.
The first series, launched in January 2011 and lasted 15 episodes until late April, was greeted with mixed reaction from the press and public. The program also saw a drop in audience figures – falling from 1.37 to 650,000 by the end of 15 weeks, but on Channel 4 the time he moved to defend the program, pointing 4oD and repeating figures added the show was averaging 1.8 million viewers a week.
Posting on Thursday nights as an “alternative” to Newsnight and Question Time, the show featured Charlie Brooker, Jimmy Carr and David Mitchell delivering individual monologues, and a panel discussion of news and newspapers the next day, chaired by Laverne. David Mitchell also hosted two slots in the interview during the hour, in which politicians and commentators were invited to share their opinions.
Much of the criticism of the press focused on the hours of shooting time, which extended to writers, left the program also covers many topics in too little depth, and saw some attention away towards the end. Channel 4 seems to have taken note of the criticism, with the second series limited to a space of 45 minutes including ad breaks. A spokesman told The Guardian that it “still allow in-depthanlysis on the news, but it means that is less dependent of the news cycle.”
The fifteen episodes of Series 1 was broadcast live on BBC TV Centre. Although settled and comfortable for the final race in the early episodes the team were visibly nervous, Charlie Brooker admitted in his column in The Guardian that he urinated in the original 2010 coverage of the special general election that inspired the series. He wrote: “Only a small – one-eighth teaspoon at most – but nevertheless, I did not pee backstage, but there on the set, nanoseconds before they must start talking Fortunately, I dressed .. black pants and sitting, so I got away with it, but inside my head was pure nuclear war. ”
Channel 4 Darren Smith, told The Guardian, said: “After learning of the first series, we are willing to cover the same kinds of stories, with a similar angle scathing, but will make efforts so that the order of output a bit more flexible. That means that we will have the regular items, but may not see them every week. It is an approach a bit more as the news agenda that gives the exhibition room to breathe, and space is expected to be even more fun. We are delighted to be back in this territory again, especially with a very talented line-up. do not think a show like this could exist elsewhere, but the Channel 4. ”
Ruth Phillips, director of comedy production company Zeppotron, added: “We are excited to be back with our weekly delivery of live satirical comedy exceptional cast with an in depth look at current issues are also grateful that we to be. air just in time for the collapse of the entire Western world. ”
2 sets of ten will be broadcast live on Channel 4 in early 2012.
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