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Channel 4 Idents

Channel 4 Idents

We've recently cast the new Channel 4 idents which were unveiled ahead of The Great British Bake Off 2017 final.

The new brand 'idents' are designed to "personify the broadcaster's unique values" according to Channel 4. The Channel 4 Giant will feature in short clips that air between the channel's programming, and take over from the landscape-style graphics that have been running on Channel 4 since September 2015.

Reg

Reg

Reg is a BBC drama about Reg Keys, the father of Lance Corporal Tom Keys, a royal military policeman who was killed in Iraq. The drama, written by Jimmy McGovern and directed by David Blair, stars Tim Roth and Anna Maxwell Martin.

Reg won two awards at the RTS North West Awards 2016, Best Single Drama or Drama Series and Best Script Writer for Jimmy McGovern and is nominated for an International Emmy.







Moving On 8

Moving On 8

Series 8 of Moving On, created by EMMY and multi BAFTA award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern is currently filming. The directors for this series include Paul McGann, Noreen Kershaw, Julia Ford, Reece Dinsdale and David Whitney.

Read more about the show: LA Productions website









Off Their Rockers

Off Their Rockers

The new Series of Off Their Rockers is currently airing on ITV. The hidden camera show sees senior citizens turn the tables on unsuspecting members of the public in a series of funny and unexpected pranks.

Production

Company: Sky One
Executive Producers: Murray Boland, Mobashir Dar, Danielle Lux
Directors: Myles Jenkins, Andy Brown

Common

Common

Common, written by Jimmy McGovern and directed by David Blair, has won an RTS North award and a Broadcast Award and is nominated for a BAFTA Best Single Drama. The drama centres on the UK's controversial Joint Enterprise Law which, campaigners say, can lead to innocent people being jailed.

It stars Nico Mirallegro (The Village), Daniel Mays (Mrs Biggs) and Jodhi May (Ice Cream Girls). The film is produced by LA Productions for the BBC and directed by David Blair (The Street, Accused).

Joint Enterprise Law allows several people to be charged with a crime where they are not the primary offenders. It has been increasingly used in the last ten years to tackle crimes, often murder, which are deemed to be gang-related.

Jimmy McGovern said "Joint Enterprise was first used in Britain's courts a few hundred years ago. It was designed to stop the aristocracy duelling. If one duelist killed another then all involved in that duel (the seconds and the surgeons) were charged with murder. It worked. Britain's aristocrats stopped duelling. Now the law is being used against Britain's youth. If someone dies in a fight and you're involved in any way whatsoever, you could find yourself charged with murder. And, if you do, Heaven help you because the burden of proof required in joint enterprise cases is frighteningly low."

Nico Mirallegro plays a 17-year-old called Johnjo who gives his friends a lift to what he thinks is a trip out for pizza. In fact they plan a violent confrontation that ends in death. Under the law of joint enterprise, Johnjo is charged along with the gang.

Daniel Mays and Susan Lynch (Monroe) play the victim's parents, with Jodhi May and Andrew Tiernan (Prisoners' Wives) as Johnjo's parents. The supporting cast includes Michelle Farley (Game Of Thrones), Jack McMullen (Waterloo Road) and, as a court judge, Michael Gambon.

McGovern added: "When it comes to casting you always have a 'wish list' - a list of actors who'd be perfect for the parts you have written. You never get them of course. They're often too busy or away on holiday or they hate the script or whatever. But on this occasion, I got them all, every single one on my wish list. And I am over the moon."

Jimmy McGovern's Common airs Sunday 6th July on BBC1 at 9pm.