You are logged in as a guest. ( logon | register )


Big Brother could be axed.
Moderators: Admin, Moderators

Jump to page : 1
Now viewing page 1 [25 messages per page]
View previous thread :: View next thread
   General -> Big Brother & OthersMessage format
Posted 21/1/2007 01:09 (#557)
Subject: Big Brother could be axed.


Axe Big Brother, says ex-Channel 4 boss
By Chris Hastings and Tom Harper, Sunday Telegraph
Last Updated: 12:02am GMT 21/01/2007

Big Brother is a "grotesque travesty" of what Channel 4 is supposed to be about and should be taken off the air for good, according to a former chairman of the channel.

Former Channel 4 chairman Vanni Treves: 'Much of what is shown on Big Brother is grotesque'

Vanni Treves, who stood down as Channel 4's chairman in 2003, urged Andy Duncan, the channel's current chief executive, to pull the plug on the controversial programme which, he said, exploited the "unhappy and the unfortunate". Mr Treves's condemnation came as the exodus of Big Brother's biggest commercial backers gathered pace.

United Biscuits and Cobra Beer, among companies that supply the Big Brother house with products including food, furniture, electrical goods and other supplies, revealed they had asked for their products to be removed from the show.

The new boycotts are a major blow for Channel 4 which is heavily dependent on the revenue that the programme generates.

Programme bosses had hoped the eviction of Jade Goody, 25, on Friday night would draw a line under the race row that caused furious protests around the world.

Top of the page Bottom of the page
Posted 21/1/2007 01:13 (#558 - in reply to #557)
Subject: Re: Big Brother could be axed.

Executive Member

Posts: 1668
Thanks for the info.

I hope BB isnt axed, its one of my fav tv shows. Especially the summer version.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Posted 21/1/2007 01:27 (#560 - in reply to #557)
Subject: RE: Big Brother could be axed.

Posts: 5071
Location: Scottish Borders
I doubt very much if Channel 4 will take any notice of an ex chairman.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Jump to page : 1
Now viewing page 1 [25 messages per page]
Jump to forum :
Search this forum
Printer friendly version
E-mail a link to this thread