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Channel 4 and List Programmes… Back Again

Back in April, I noted that I thought it was foolish that Jay Hunt had said that Channel 4 would no longer be making list programmes.
I pointed out that in 2007, Kevin Lygo had said the same thing. And that subsequently, Channel 4 had continued to make list programmes.
Memories are terribly short in the TV commissioning world, especially when you’re looking for cheap multi-hour programming.
Fast forward just five months, and what do we have?
Why, I do believe it’s a Channel 4 list programme.
This time around it’s by Stephen Fry. So that’s all right then. Perhaps it shouldn’t even count? Well Fry himself likens it to other top 100 programmes. So I think it does.
Memories are short in TV. But this is ridiculous.