What with the ever-increasing competition in the TV marketplace and the
imminent arrival of the UK’s fifth terrestrial channel, etc, Channel 4
is getting all aggressive.
The station is attempting to beat off any criticism from adfolk of its
autumn schedule. It is challenging executives to assess its programming
output from the inside - by appearing in its forthcoming live game show
Wanted is a sort of cross between the Fugitive and Treasure Hunt. It
involves sending off teams of fugitives, who are then chased down by
three trackers - a journalist, a police chief and Oleg Gordievsky, the
former KGB spy.
So, if you are interested, or if you fancy getting rid of a pair of
colleagues for up to eight weeks, call Channel 4 by 17 September on this
special number: 0171-306 8714.
You may have to buy a spot or two, but surely that’s a small price to
pay (I thought they were expensive - Ed).