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Spring/Summer 2012 Press Pack

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This could be a long, hot, dry spring/summer. We recommend you stay inside, draw the curtains, pour yourself something cool, take your underpants out of the freezer and pop them on, and enjoy the chilled-out embrace of the coolest channel around.

(That's Channel 4 by the way, in case you were confused).

We've got a range of shows so effortlessly brilliant (actually, quite a lot of effort has gone into them, but they are brilliant) that you'll be aching for more.

(Please note the pack will be updated during the spring/summer).

Comedy and Entertainment

  • TX: Summer. The Angelos Epithemiou Show is a brand new studio-based entertainment extravaganza, starring Dan Renton Skinner as Angelos
  • TX: May. Channel 4's Comedy Gala returns for a third year and assembles some of the nation's best known and most loved comedians at London's O2 Arena
  • TX: Summer. I'm Spazticus is a brand new prank show featuring disabled performers pranking able-bodied members of the public
  • TX: Summer. The online comedy phenomenon, with over 45 million views of their comedy songs to date, bring their all-singing all-dancing sitcom to E4
  • This summer the T4 gang will bring the best TV, music and film, direct from Channel 4 every Saturday and their new home of E4 every Sunday
  • TX: Week 17. Very Important People is the celebrity impression show that mocks the stars and satirises a culture bamboozled by trivia and gossip

Drama and Acquisitions

  • TX: Summer. Channel 4's annual talent scheme returns, putting the spotlight on tomorrow's writers and director
  • TX: Summer. A gripping four-part conspiracy thriller starring Gabriel Byrne, Douglas Hodge, Gina McKee, Charles Dance, Rupert Graves and Ruth Negga
  • Channel 4's flagship youth drama is set to turn up the heat this summer
  • TX: May. The intense, atmospheric hit US thriller The Killing returns to Channel 4
  • TX: Summer. New Girl returns from its mid-season break, starring indie film golden-girl Zooey Deschanel as Jess Day, a quirky, adorable woman in her late 20s
  • TX: Summer. From the makers of Twilight comes the latest US smash hit, a tale of a young woman hiding a dark family history amidst the glamour of The Hamptons

Factual

  • TX: May. At a time when the future of the health service is headline news, the RTS Award-winning 24 Hours in A&E returns to reveal the reality on the frontline
  • TX: Summer. The extraordinary story of Britain's fastest growing religious group - Wicca - and of its creator, an eccentric Englishman called Gerald Gardner
  • TX: May. Dr David Starkey tells the story of the two greatest war leaders in British history, both of whom were called Churchill
  • TX: Summer. Biking phenomenon Danny MacAskill features in a film exploring why so many young men engage in such high-risk endeavours
  • TX: Summer. This film is about the most audacious plan ever devised to escape from a prison camp, an astonishing achievement of engineering and courage
  • TX: April. A multi-platform campaign to educate the nation in an attempt to track and follow foxes across the UK to find out more about this elusive creature
  • TX: Summer. This film examines the story's origins, and looks at some of the fabulous depictions of Frankenstein, including Danny Boyle's National Theatre hit
  • TX: Week 17. How far can natural talent really go and what if it could change your life?
  • TX: May. This four-part series celebrates the science behind the inventions that transformed the way we lived and made 1950s Britain modern
  • TX: Summer. Jimmy's Forest takes viewers on a modern Boy's Own outdoor adventure deep inside a pristine Norfolk woodland
  • TX: Summer. The cameras return to the astonishing home of Richard Wallace, whose hoarding habits had spread across millions of pounds-worth of property
  • TX: Summer. What do we know about the Holocaust survivors who made Britain their home? Daisy Asquith records their experiences
  • TX: April. Victoria's friendship with her John Brown is a familiar story. Her relationship with Abdul Karim is less known but produced even greater shockwaves
  • TX: Summer. Comedian Griff Rhys Jones hosts the brand new comedy panel show using archive TV clips to challenge players to give A Short History of Everything Else

Factual Entertainment and Features

  • TX: May. It's Dave versus the Goliaths of the banking world as Channel 4 follows one man's attempt to revolutionise how people bank
  • TX: Summer. With food prices on the rise, Jimmy Doherty asks whether shoppers can really still afford to care about where their food comes from?
  • TX: May. Gok Wan is firing up his wok to showcase his other great passion in life, Chinese cooking
  • TX: Summer. Gordon sets up Bad Boys Bakery in HMP Brixton, in an effort to get prisoners working and paying something back, while earning a qualification
  • TX: WEEK 18. The Hoarder Next Door is a brand new series about Britain's growing numbers of extreme hoarders and their quest to cure themselves
  • TX: May. Presented by Anna Richardson, Secret Eaters will scrutinise the eating habits of overweight families by putting them under 24-hour camera surveillance
  • TX: Summer. Thelma Madine is taking on a group of inexperienced gypsy and traveller girls as trainees to help create dream dresses for her demanding clientele

Really cool stuff that doesn't quite fit into any of the other categories

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