Channel 5 to start making programmes

By | Published on Friday 20 January 2012

Channel 5

Channel 5 has announced that it is to start making some of its own programmes – previously the TV station, now owned by Daily Express and OK magazine proprietor Richard Desmond, has bought in all its programming from independent producers.

The network says it has a number of new programmes in development, including a cookery show fronted by Marco Pierre White, a documentary presented by John Barrowman on the TV show ‘Dallas’, and a TV format built around Jedward.

Another branch of Desmond’s business already makes telly programming, for his adult channels Television X and Red Hot TV, and it’s thought that division’s facilities (but presumably not its on screen talent) will be used by he new Five production department.