Channel 4 opportunity

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Channel 4 opportunity

Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:20 pm

From: Andrea Bate-Boyle <Andrea.Bate-Boyle@betty.co.uk>
Date: 13 July 2015 at 10:53
Subject: Channel 4 programme
To:
Hi ***,
I hope you don’t mind me contacting you! I am working on a Channel 4 documentary and am really keen to speak to female chess players ages 18-25. The show has to do with finding love so we are looking for single ladies who might be interested in taking part. I wondered if you would be able to pass my details on to anyone who might be interested so I can tell them a bit more about the programme?
I appreciate this is quite random so any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
Many thanks,
Andrea

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Re: Channel 4 opportunity

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:50 pm

Are you sure "opportunity" is the word?

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Re: Channel 4 opportunity

Post by Brian Towers » Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:33 am

Is betty the name of a new online dating site, touting for business?
Ah, but I was so much older then. I'm younger than that now.

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Re: Channel 4 opportunity

Post by MJMcCready » Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:16 am

Why are they interested in female chess players exactly?

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Re: Channel 4 opportunity

Post by John Upham » Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:46 pm

Looking here perhaps they are looking for people prepared to be humiliated on

here so perpetuating their assumed stereotypes.

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Re: Channel 4 opportunity

Post by John McKenna » Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:52 pm

Not so much a Viki and Thomas (Crown) affair, rather more a Betty and Frank (Spencer) blind date, perhaps.
To find a for(u)m that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now. (Samuel Beckett)

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Re: Channel 4 opportunity

Post by James Byrne » Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:28 pm

John Upham wrote:Looking here perhaps they are looking for people prepared to be humiliated on

here so perpetuating their assumed stereotypes.
Very likely. Channel 4 is the Daily Mail of television.

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Re: Channel 4 opportunity

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:23 pm

However, Channel 4 does show Countdown and 15 to 1, so it's not all tripe...

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Re: Channel 4 opportunity

Post by MJMcCready » Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:25 pm

Channel 4 was described as a channel for intellectuals when it first started and had many great shows...things have changed since I think.

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Re: Channel 4 opportunity

Post by Peter D Williams » Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:05 pm

Not enough intellectuals in UK to push up the viewing ratings. Everything hinges on how many people will watch a show if loads watch it then it can charge more to Advertise on its channel. Any person who puts on a show that gets low rating will be out of job real quick!

Well i got to go to check on the green house.
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Re: Channel 4 opportunity

Post by Mike Truran » Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:08 pm

Is that where you keep the tortoises? :wink:

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Re: Channel 4 opportunity

Post by David Robertson » Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:03 pm

He's retiring to his flowerpot

MJMcCready
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Re: Channel 4 opportunity

Post by MJMcCready » Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:11 pm

Here's some info on that first day for Channel 4. Still remember it (though not like it was yesterday).

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2012-11- ... day-on-air

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Re: Channel 4 opportunity

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:19 pm

Yes, still remember that day - I was at Manchester University and later discovered I had chicken pox
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Re: Channel 4 opportunity

Post by MJMcCready » Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:41 am

Hard to remember what it was like to have so few options regarding home entertainment back then. Now we have 1000 channels of rubbish more or less.

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