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6 items from 2014


Alan Davies's The Dog Rescuers renewed for Christmas special and series 3

11 November 2014 6:57 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Dog Rescuers with Alan Davies has been renewed for a Christmas special and a third series.

A total of 12 episodes will be shown on Channel 5 in the New Year, following the Rspca's attempts to rescue dogs that are being neglected or abused.

The Christmas special will see dogs who were rescued during series two revisited, as Davies throws them a festive party and looks back on stories featured during the programme.

The second series of the show presented by the comedian and dog lover peaked with 1.7 million viewers.

Greg Barnett, Commissioning Editor at Channel 5, said "Alan Davies adds great warmth to this wonderful series which is both heart-breaking and uplifting at the same time.

"I'm delighted Channel 5's viewers loved it so much that we can bring it back and continue to get the people of Britain behind the good work of rescuing and rehoming dogs."

The Rspca receives »

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Al Murray for Channel 5 Marston's Brewery documentary

30 July 2014 7:11 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Al Murray will narrate a new three-part series about Marston's Brewery.

The Pub Landlord will be the voice of the series which airs in September on Channel 5.

Produced by Shine TV, the show follows the men of women of Marston's Brewery, which is described as the world's largest brewer of cask ale.

Providing a look at the entire organisation, it will shed light on the hop growers, brewers and bottlers, as well as the people who work in the pubs.

Shine TV executive producer Lorna-Dawn Creanor describes the cast as a mix of "entertaining and charismatic characters", views shared by Channel 5 entertainment commissioning editor Greg Barnett.

"The men and women we follow in this new series do everything they do out of passion for the perfect pint," Barnett explains.

"There's a terrific mix of characters, stories, facts and fun and I very much hope viewers develop a taste for it. »

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Stand By Your Man moves for Channel 5's World Cup alternative night

20 June 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Channel 5 has revealed that it has moved new dating show Stand By Your Man tonight to give viewers an alternative to the World Cup.

The series, fronted by Brian McFadden and Laura Jackson, kicked off last week at 10pm, but will move to 11.30pm tonight (June 20) for people who aren't fans of the football.

Brian McFadden on Stand By Your Man: 'There's a lot of boobage on show'

"The only people who shouldn't be watching Stand By Your Man are fans of Ecuador or Honduras!" McFadden told Digital Spy.

Meanwhile, Channel 5's commissioning editor of entertainment, daytime and soaps Greg Barnett described Stand By Your Man as a "great show".

"As with all Channel 5 content, it has entertainment at its heart," he said. "If you're not a football fan, then Channel 5 is where you should be!"

The news means that the Big Brother eviction and Bit on the Side »

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Keep on trucking, Eddie: Channel 5 confirms end of Eddie Stobart shows

23 May 2014 2:40 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Channel 5 has confirmed that it will make no more programmes about the Eddie Stobart trucking company.

Four-part series Eddie Stobart's Excellent Adventures, which kicks off tonight (May 23), will bid a "fond farewell" to the lorries.

The show will look at viewers' favourite drivers from Eddie Stobart: Trucks & Trailers and examine their best journeys.

The Eddie Stobart shows were well-received by Channel 5 viewers, with over 6m people tuning in to watch the last series.

"These special programmes have been a big part of Channel 5's schedule over recent years," Channel 5's commissioning editor of entertainment, daytime and soaps Greg Barnett said.

"It's always sad to say goodbye to something you love very dearly. These specially created episodes are a fitting end for what has been a high impact series on the channel."

Eddie Stobart's Excellent Adventures will begin tonight (May 23) at 8pm on Channel 5. »

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Brian McFadden to host Channel 5's dating show Stand by Your Man

27 March 2014 3:05 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Brian McFadden has signed up to present Channel 5's new dating show Stand by Your Man.

The programme, which will be co-hosted by Laura Jackson, sees four male contestants attempting to win a date with one of 40 women from the studio audience.

McFadden and Jackson will mingle with the contestants and the audience to find out more information about them, while the men will take part in a series of fun challenges in an attempt to influence the women.

At the end of the frivolities, the women must stand in their favourite man's line - and the man with the most women choosing him will then get to pick one of them to take out on a date.

McFadden said that he is "over the moon" to host the show, adding: "Dating should be a fun and exciting experience and I'm looking forward to creating some compatible matches - fingers crossed! »

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Take Me Out-style show to air on Channel 5

6 February 2014 1:31 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Channel 5 has ordered a brand new dating show.

The series, which has a working title of The Dating Show but is reportedly known at the studios as Stand By Your Man, appears similar to ITV's hit Saturday night show Take Me Out.

According to Broadcast, the studio-based show - which has a "nightclub feel" - sees the female studio audience collectively deciding which of a number of male contestants is their favourite.

The lucky man then gets to pick one of the women to go on a date with.

Channel 5's entertainment, daytime and soaps commissioner Greg Barnett said that he is "very excited" about the show, adding: "It highlights precisely how your opinion of a person can change with every new piece of information you learn about them.

"It's witty and entertaining and I hope viewers will love playing along at home."

The series is due to film in March and April in Manchester, »

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