Richard & Judy: Keep Reading and Carry On starts Monday 4th May at 5.30pm on Channel 4
One of the country’s most loved couples, Richard and Judy are returning to teatime on Channel 4 to reveal their best reads to help the nation whilst we are all staying at home. The 5x30’ fast turnaround series from Label1 will air over one week starting from 4th May.
Shot from their home, seasoned TV hosts and self-confessed bookworms Richard and Judy will be joined virtually by authors and celebrity guests who will discuss new releases and share their top recent reads.
Richard Madeley said: “It is no secret that Judy and I are avid readers and we are excited to return to Channel 4 to share what we love with viewers. “
Judy Finnigan said: “Books can transport you to incredible places from the comfort of your sofa and so there is no better time to share our top picks for lockdown reads and hear from viewers, celebrities and authors about the books that have helped them whilst staying at home.”
Ian Katz, Director of Programmes, Channel 4, said “Richard and Judy are both much loved Channel 4 faces and the country’s most trusted arbiters of what’s worth reading – the perfect duo to get us through the remainder of lockdown with the help of a few good books.”
Richard and Judy: Keep Reading & Carry On was commissioned by Daniel Fromm for Channel 4. Barnaby Coughlin, Simon Dickson and Lorraine Charker-Phillips are Executive Producers for Label1, and the Series Editor is Nicholas Steinberg.
Channel 4 has commissioned a range of programming in response to the Covid-19 crisis. Under the banner of Lockdown Academy Richard & Judy: Keep Reading and Carry On is the latest just one of the fast turnaround series commissioned to help the nation through their enforced time at home. Other recent commissions include Grayson’s Art Club (Swan Films), Kirstie’s House of Craft (Raise the Roof Productions), Dick & Angel’s Make, Do & Mend (Two Rivers Media with Chateau Television) and Jamie: Keep Cooking and Carry On (Jamie Oliver Productions).