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Life After Big Brother

AdvantagesRepeats

DisadvantagesRepeated repeats of repeats

"...That’s the question. What does E4 have to offer the viewers to replace the 18 hour a day coverage of Big Brother? If you like dating shows, or feel you didn’t see enough of Davina McCall during BB, there’s Streetmate. Davina drags some poor person out and about trawling the streets, pubs, and shops, until they see someone they fancy (or someone Davina decides they might fancy). If that person agrees to it, they go on a date. Then, ..." Read review
27.07.2001

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EEEEEEEEE by 'eck, it's ruddy good! Review with images

AdvantagesGood telly. Many American imports. First Look at shows before they get to Channel4

DisadvantagesQuite a lot of the same repeats

"E4 was launched way back in 2001. It was one of the first of Channel4's sister channels to be found on satellite/cable as a subscription service. E stands for Entertainment and that is exactly what this channel claims to do, Entertain. In 2004, E4 joined the subscription service 'Top UP TV' and then a year later in 2005, it became free, joining 'Freeview'. It's full of American TV shows, mainly from US giants 'NBC' and 'ABC'. If you like 'FRIENDS', ..." Read review
12.07.2008

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Community Level 6weebagpuss

weebagpuss

More than just Big Brother...

AdvantagesBB2, new series, repeats of old favourites

Disadvantagestoo many repeats for some

"...for entertainment, which is what E4 is all about – nothing really serious, hard-hitting or educational is to be found on here! Some people might describe it as Channel 4 without the boring bits. In this review, I’m not going to describe the actual programmes in detail to you – there are countless reviews which focus on Friends, Ally McBeal etc, but am seeking rather to give an overview of the channel. The first thing that many ..." Read review
09.07.2001

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Just another case of being ripped off

AdvantagesThey show a lot of the best programmes

DisadvantagesPoor picture quality, just another case of being ripped-off

"...4 and put on to E4 are the most popular shows, shows that people have been following for many a year like, Friends, Trigger Happy TV, ER, etc. So why was the channel launched, I ask? Well no doubt Channel 4 would tell us the reason is, “So they can show us a broader range of programmes”, which in itself would be fair enough, as there are one or two decent new shows, that where never shown on Channel 4, and it also gives us the chance ..." Read review
07.03.2001

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Community Level 4aljones

aljones

We Just Cannot Take Any More

AdvantagesThe best of Channel 4 on one channel

DisadvantagesToo much Big Brother coverage, if you think that that is a bad thing

"...Brother, then I'll look at E4 a bit more closely. The nation has gone Big Brother mad once again. Last time round we had the usual highlights show on Channel 4 every evening, and for those of us who could be bothered (which didn't include me), we could watch the antics of the housemates live on the web site. This year the producers have gone one better, by putting it live on E4 almost all day long. It's actually on E4 for around 18 hours a day ..." Read review
03.07.2001

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four-tified e number 4

Advantagesnew shows before terrestrial tv

Disadvantagesfrequent repeats, long ad breaks

"After managing to pick up a basic OnDigital subscription quite cheaply I chose this channel for a few main reasons. The primary being that the female mebers of my family love Friends and so do I to an extent. This is just one of the shows that can be seen way before it's shown on Channel 4 and for once it can't be seen on Sky one. Other programmes that recieve this privelige are ER and Trigger Happy TV so if you're a fan then this is what you ..." Read review
15.04.2001

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Community Level 2nadams

nadams

E4 - Great Entertainment

AdvantagesGreat programs shown before Channel 4, New talent highlighted

DisadvantagesOnly on-air for approximately 7 hours a day

"...the unique selling point of E4 was that it offers entertainment programs before they are shown on channel 4. These include, among many others Popworld (a pop music magazine), Banzai (a spoof Japanese betting program), Friends (very successful American sitcom), Trigger Happy TV (hilarious comedy sketch show), and even Big Brother's Little Brother (an extension to Big Brother). E4 currently broadcasts around 7 hours a day, broadcasting as mentioned ..." Read review
12.07.2001

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Shouldnt they just call this channel Big Brother

AdvantagesSome good shows

DisadvantagesToo much Big Brother, not enough of the promised quality tv

"E4 is the relatively new digital channel brought to our screens by these nice people at Channel 4. Channel 4 has of late established itself as one of the major channels, with numerous popular series including “Friends”, “South Park”, “Frasier”, “Trigger Happy TV”, the widely acclaimed “Big Brother” (love it or hate it, there’s no in-between!), and many other programmes. E4 was ..." Read review
23.07.2001

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Community Level 5stoffy

stoffy

E By Gum

Advantagesgreat shows, lots of first-shows

Disadvantagessome of the entertainment progs are a bit dodgy

"...with new series shown on E4 before any other station, and some months in advance of their airing on Channel 4. ‘Friends’, ‘ER’ and ‘Dawson’s Creek’ also bulk up the station’s output, even if the latter is, in my humble opinion, akin to having teeth pulled out with its tiring teenage philosophising. As far as British progs go, my favourite is Banzai, the truly unique game-show which apes the insanity ..." Read review
17.04.2003

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21.7 UPDATE- Big Brother, The Jewel In E4's Crown

Advantagesexcellent programme, 18 hours a day live coverage on E4

Disadvantagesno sleep!!

"E4 is a relatively new channel available for digital subscribers. I first noticed it when they showed Eminem's concert. They also show a lot of programmes I don't care much for, such as Trigger Happy TV, Ally McBeal and Sex In The City, but what I want to concentrate on in this opinion is Big Brother. I have asked Ciao to put Big Brother in the E4 category, but so far, no luck. Anyway, as 18 hours a day are currently being devoted to coverage of ..." Read review
06.06.2001

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Community Level 3CandiceB666

CandiceB666

E is 4 Entertainment

AdvantagesExclusive shows to the channel like ER and Friends

DisadvantagesLot of re-runs

"...hearing many people complaining about E4 I thought that I would write about my personal experience with the channel. After the large advertising campaign, stating that it was free to those with digital packages, I was very looking forward to the channel being launched. Even though it had ruined one of my favorite shows ER, as one of the cliffhangers of the last series was the fate of John Carter who could be seen in the adverts as perfectly well. ..." Read review
02.04.2001

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Community Level 4Dawson

Dawson

Have You Missed It.........

Advantagesare slowly dying

Disadvantagesare becoming more obvious

"...recommended or criticised before! I got E4 about four months ago, pretty soon after it came out and I thought it was great. It runs from 4pm to 4am (but nowadays there is Big Brother (yawn) on pretty much all day and night too). Before BB, they ran this advertising thing that told you all that is on E4 - or will be soon. New Friends, new ER, new Ally McBeal, plus loads of new programmes like Banzai and Los Dos Bros were promised to be coming ..." Read review
25.06.2001

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Community Level 7Squiggles

Squiggles

E4 is 4 me

AdvantagesNewest series of your favourite shows

DisadvantagesSchedule rather limited at the moment

"E4 is a new tv channel that it shown on Sky Digital, Satellite and Cable and produced in association with Channel 4. It is completely subscription free and broadcasts between 4pm and 4am seven nights a week and in my opinion, is one of most promising new channels launched on our TVs in a long time. E4 concentrates mainly on providing top quality comedy and entertainment programming including the newest series of your favourite dramas; shows like ..." Read review
28.01.2001

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Community Level 4fleurdelac...

fleurdelacour

So many good shows!

AdvantagesMost of the other good shows.

DisadvantagesBig Brother

"E4 is a channel that shows on digital and free view television. It is for the young adult age group, from about 14 to 28. It is available in the UK and Northern Ireland, as it shows programmes in English but you can also watch it online using 4OD to catch up with your favourite programmes or you can use one of the programmes available to watch TV on your computer or laptop. It is channel 136 on sky, and then its 137 for e4 plus one. On freeview, it’s ..." Read review
07.07.2009

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Community Level 3blinderben

blinderben

Banzai - the Japanese victory chant

AdvantagesOriginal idea, funny games, good late evening entertainment

Disadvantages'those quirky Japanese'theme is a bit strained.

"...particular that stands out on E4 and that is Banzai! The premise is simple, a show with those inscrutable Japanese presenting. Of course it is a very knowing, post-ironic take on those Japanese death or glory gameshows that were always shown on Tarrant on TV. Instead of forcing an intrepid contestant to hang upside down for as long he can endure, you can win money on a variety of bewildering bets. For example, you can bet on whether an old lady ..." Read review
12.02.2001

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