NEW ENTERTAINMENT-BASED COUNTDOWN SHOWS

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Channel 5 have commissioned seven brand new shows for 2014 from Objective Productions and umbrella company Crook Productions each shining a spotlight on the world of entertainment and showbiz. “The Ultimate Action Movies” (1×180) “Most Shocking Moments in Pop” (1×180) “Britain’s Favourite Double Acts” (1×180), “The Greatest Ever War Films” (1×180) “TV’s Greatest Detectives (WT)” (1×180) “TV’s Nastiest Villains” (1×180) and ‘Greatest Ever 80’s Movie Moments’ (1×180) are all are set to TX this spring.

 

For the first time, Channel 5 will be asking the Great British Public to cast their votes for each count down in special polls that will run online at www.channel5.com:

 

The Ultimate Action Movies: Presented by the great action film star himself Vinnie Jones, this show will be rammed with the biggest movie stars, car chases, catchphrases, stunts, pyrotechnics and evil baddies as we count down the best action movies of all time.

 

Most Shocking Moments in Pop: From the potty mouthed Sex Pistols to the twerkings of Miss Miley Cyrus, Most Shocking Moments in Pop relives those outrageous occurrences in the music world that sent Britain reeling over the last five decades.

 

Britain’s Favourite Double Acts: How do the legendary Morecambe and Wise compare to the Two Ronnies? How beloved are Ant and Dec? Or ice skating supremos Torvill and Dean? All will be revealed when we count down Britain’s best loved pairings from the worlds of comedy, drama, music, sport and television.

 

The Greatest Ever War Films: From the wartime stiff upper lip tales of George Deeing Deering in The Dam Busters to the thought provoking horrors of the Vietnam War in Apocolypse Now, we’re celebrating these incredible films that have attracted the greatest actors and directors of all time.

 

TV’s Greatest Detectives (WT): Is Morse more cunning than Columbo? Are the cosy ruminations of Miss Marple wiser than deductions of the new sexy Sherlock? We’re celebrating the top 50 detectives of all time, featuring the most fabulous super sleuths and the stars that played them.

 

TV’s Nastiest Villains: Everyone loves a tv baddie and we’ve got a whole host of them as we celebrate TV’s nastiest villains both fictional and real. From JR Ewing to Dirty Den, we’re counting down the men and women we love to hate.

 

Greatest 80’s Movie Moments: Ghostbusters, Beverly Hills Cop, Ferris Bueller, all the classics are included in this fabulous feast that’s got more great moments than ruffle son a rara skirt. So relive the heart-warming moment that ET met Elliot and hear how Spielberg and Lucas came up with the film while building a sandcastle in Hawaii as we’re counting down the films that made the 1980s the greatest decade ever!

 

The shows were commissioned by Greg Barnett, Commissioning Editor: Entertainment, Daytime and Soaps at Channel 5, who added: “These shows make for a fantastic night in and I hope there’s something to entertain everyone here. I’m very excited, not only to find out how the people of Britain vote in the polls but also to hear what fascinating stories and anecdotes come out of the fantastic array of contributors we’ll be speaking to in each of the shows”.

 

Emma Clarke, Executive Producer at Objective Productions says: “We can’t wait to see who and what the Channel 5 viewers really think are the best of the best in these countdowns. But with so much great material to choose from, we think it’s going to be a close fought race for the number one spots”

 

The seven shows are co-productions between Objective Productions and Crook Productions. Executive Producers for Objective are Emma Clarke and Andrew Newman and Executive Producer for Crook Productions is Matt Crook.