Green Inc Film & Television has gone into production with ‘Four Live’ and ‘The Daily Show’ – shows that will broadcast in what was the slot of the group’s previous lifestyle magazine show ‘The Afternoon Show’ on RTÉ. The company is also in production with ‘The Many faces of…Richard Wilson’ for the BBC.
‘Four Live’ and ‘The Daily Show’ are two brand new, live, daytime studio magazine shows for RTÉ One’s autumn schedule and amount to approx 243 hours of programming, making it the largest commission for an independent in Irish television. The shows begin their transmissions on Monday, September 20th.
‘Four Live’, with series producer Kathy Littler( Just for Laughs and You’re not the man I married – both BBC) is joined by producers by Catriona Rogan and Tamara Nolan who both previously worked on ‘The Afternoon Show’. ‘Four Live’, presented by Maura Derrane, will transmit on RTÉ One weekdays at 4pm. The lifestyle show which will deliver tips, stories and advice on all lifestyle matters such as parenting, cooking, health, fashion etc.
Following on from ‘Four Live’, ‘The Daily Show’ will broadcast at 4.50pm and will be presented by Daithi O Se and Claire Byrne . An early evening daily digest of stories hitting the headlines, with series producer Denise Dunne ( ex Operation Transformation & Five Women go back to work RTE). Denise is supported by producers Nicky O’Sullivan, Sinead Lynch and Aidan Buckley and will deal with topics ranging from human interest to celebrity gossip, political intrigue to sporting success; international events to national preoccupations.
Both shows are being edited under the watchful eye of Series Editor Siobhan O’Gorman (ex The Afternoon Show RTE1 and Lorraine Kelly Show, GMTV). These two new shows will replace ‘The Afternoon Show’ which Green Inc had produced for the past six years.
Stephen Stewart, Managing Director of Green Inc, said: "Our focus is always to entertain by developing interesting and exciting formats. These commissions build on Green Inc’s reputation as a trusted supplier of high quality, diverse formats for local and national broadcasters and we’re delighted to be delivering such strong and vibrant programming this year, continuing our good relationships with the BBC & RTÉ.”
Following on from the critically acclaimed one-off ‘The Many faces of…June Whitfield’ on BBC Two in December 2009, Green Inc is also producing a 4 x 60 minute series of additional episodes in the archive-entertainment series featuring some of Britain’s best loved performers; filming is already under way on the first of these, ‘The Many Faces Of… Richard Wilson’. The other subjects are TBC.
Finally the company will soon see the transmissions of its other projects: ‘Sketchy with Diarmuid Corr’, a three-part standup comedy and sketch show series for BBC NI, and ‘Ask Rhod Gilbert’, a new comedy panel series for BBC One hosted by award winning Welsh standup comedian Rhod Gilbert. Green Inc’s ‘Glorious Gardens’, a six-part series currently showing on UTV, regularly increasing the Irish broadcasters’ slot share to 10% above network.