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The Big Questions

by | 8th, January 2004

‘THE big question is how FIVE, the channel formerly known as Channel 5, managed to transform itself from a downmarket version of Live! TV into one of the most innovative broadcasters in the country.

”Why does Davina McCall have to shout all the time, eh, Steve?”

Certainly, no-one who tuned in in the early days (when we were urged to “Jack on” for the Jack Docherty show and “Jack off” for the soft porn movie that followed) could have forecast the direction the channel has taken.

This week, for instance, viewers have been urged to consider some of the big philosophical questions, aided by many of the country’s top thinkers – Stephen Hawking, Harry Kroto, Richard Dawkins and tonight Susan Greenfield.

Having pondered the origins of the universe, how life began and the purpose of mankind, tonight we explore our perceptions of ourselves in answer to the question Why Am I Me? before examining tomorrow how the world will end.

They may not be ratings winners, but they’re a welcome antidote to the countless home improvement programmes and reality TV shows that make up the rest of the schedule.’

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