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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:42 pm 
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Probably won't see much of their output because I have Sky, but I hope they do well. They've not skimped on the presenting line-up.

I'll certainly give the Guy Martin/DC programme a watch; GM is always good on TV.


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I really hoped we would get away from Eddie Jordan. Oh well, as long as he doesn't do any more of those godawful 'Guiness' ad style soliloquies. Please.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:51 pm 
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I'll probably check out their first couple of highlight shows, as well as recording and rewatching a live race or two, but I can't imagine I'll be choosing to watch them over SkyF1, especially as I can't really stand Ben Edwards.

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I really hoped we would get away from Eddie Jordan. Oh well, as long as he doesn't do any more of those godawful 'Guiness' ad style soliloquies. Please.

They are cringey. But if they want a guy who has the ability to tap into the goings-on in the driver market then he is still the man

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:08 pm 
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I'm pretty pleased with Channel 4's lineup, it's good. I reckon Murray Walker will do some features rather do commentary for them.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:06 pm 
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I'm pretty pleased with Channel 4's lineup, it's good. I reckon Murray Walker will do some features rather do commentary for them.



I hope so, he drove me nuts doing commentary for his last 5 years. Please Please Please Please Please Please keep him away from the mike.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:10 pm 
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No, he won't be doing commentary. He retired from that game years ago. According to autosport he's doing "a series of bespoke chats with key personalities across the season."


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:25 pm 
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I have to say, the livery on the F1 car in the advert for their coverage is more interesting than any F1 car for years!

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Looks like 2 and a half hours for the first race...


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:12 pm 
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I'm thrilled Eddie Jordan is now on the show. I am a bit of an EJ myself so I have an affinity with him.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:30 pm 
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Herb wrote:
Looks like 2 and a half hours for the first race...




It is almost like a bit of build up. Bit of post race and a itv esq race with adverts in there.
Channel 4 I believe are only doing no adverts at their live races.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:30 pm 
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http://www.freeview.co.uk now says all the times fore the F1 special with Guy Martin as well as the qualifying and race times.

These are from the information about each program from http://www.freeview.co.uk/whats-on/tv-guide

Speed with Guy Martin
Thursday 17th March on Channel 4 from 9:00pm to 10:00pm
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Series 3, Episode 1
Series in which motorcycle racer and lorry mechanic Guy Martin explores the boundaries of speed. Guy goes head to head with racing legend David Coulthard, pitting bike against car in a test of speed in a series of races. Guy and David compete in physical and mental challenges, testing their fitness and reaction times and exploring the science behind their incredible racing machines.


Formula 1: Fast and Furious
Friday 18th March on Channel 4 from 9:00pm to 9:05pm
Channel 4
A preview of Channel 4's coverage of the 2016 Formula 1 season.


Formula 1: Australian Grand Prix Qualifying Highlights
Saturday 19th March on Channel 4 from 12:30pm to 2:15pm
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Steve Jones presents extended highlights of qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix as the drivers get their 2016 title campaign underway in Melbourne. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton took a convincing pole position at last year's opener and went on to claim a further 10 poles during his championship winning season. His rivals will be looking to close the gap this time around and there is a new team and several new faces on the grid hoping to impress.


Formula 1: Australian Grand Prix Highlights
Sunday 20th March on Channel 4 from 1:30pm to 4:00pm
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Steve Jones presents highlights of the season opening Australian Grand Prix from Melbourne.







I think that 2 and a quarter hours for qualifying and 2 and a half hours for the race is reasonable. It will be about the amount of time the BBC covered on their highlights considering that channel 4 will have adverts in these taking up some of the time.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:35 pm 
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Channel 4 have just announced their live races for this year.

Quoted from Autosport: https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/13410 ... e-f1-races

Australian Grand Prix March 23-25 Sky
Bahrain Grand Prix April 6-8 Sky/Channel 4
Chinese Grand Prix April 13-15 Sky
Azerbaijan Grand Prix April 27-29 Sky/Channel 4
Spanish Grand Prix May 11-13 Sky
Monaco Grand Prix May 25-27 Sky/Channel 4
Canadian Grand Prix June 8-10 Sky
French Grand Prix June 22-24 Sky
Austrian Grand Prix June 29-July 1 Sky/Channel 4
British Grand Prix July 6-8 Sky/Channel 4
German Grand Prix July 20-22 Sky
Hungarian Grand Prix July 27-29 Sky
Belgian Grand Prix August 24-26 Sky/Channel 4
Italian Grand Prix August 31-September 2 Sky
Singapore Grand Prix September 14-16 Sky/Channel 4
Russian Grand Prix September 28-30 Sky
Japanese Grand Prix October 5-7 Sky/Channel 4
United States Grand Prix October 19-21 Sky/Channel 4
Mexican Grand Prix October 26-28 Sky
Brazilian Grand Prix November 9-11 Sky
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix November 23-25 Sky/Channel 4



Quite different to last year. One thing I find interesting is that they are showing Japan live. This is out of the peak viewing times in the UK and that is one reason why I didn't expect it to be live. But this makes a nice change. But it will have been nice to see the new French GP on Channel 4 live. Not that it won't be on Sky, but the Channel 4 coverage is so much better. I hope they can get a highlights deal for every race from 2019 onwards. This is their final year of being able to show 10 live races. If people also don't like Sky, then make the most of this year!


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No Monza makes me sad.


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Has anyone seen one of Channel 4's latest F1 documentaries? Speed with Guy Martin: Classic F1 Special

I think it is new anyway. It was on last night. I missed it so will have to catch up. It is on 4seven at 21:00 to 22:35 UK time. Looks like it is Guy Martin and Jenson Button.
Something was mentioned about it earlier this year, but it is only now that I've noticed it being broadcast: https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/13669 ... ms-f1-cars

I will watch it after I've recorded it sometime.





How sad that we only have 4 live Channel 4 weekends for F1 left. Sky are just awful at the moment in terms of the cometary team vs Channel 4. I want Sky to improve but at the same time, i hope Channel 4 or some other freeview channel gets a highlights package and keep the same commentators.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:33 pm 
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I really like Channel 4's F1 coverage and I am sad that it wont be on there next year, the Guy Martin documentary with Jenson Button was good viewing. I like C4's coverage as it feels quite fresh and less bias towards certain drivers!

Ben Edwards and D.C make good commentators and seem to get along, I don't always think Crofty and Di Resta (when he sits in for Brundle) get along....


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Well, next weekend is the last free to air F1 weekend that is live until after 2025. In the Uk that is What a shame. Make sure you watch it if you can! At least Channel 4 have announced they will do highlights of every race which I've very happy about. I will be able to keep recording each race and keep it on my hard drive. I do this so I know where to look if i want evidence of what has happened in each race over the last 4 years. I have every single race recorded that Channel 4 have done. And 2015 with the BBC too. I just hope Channel 4 keep the same team as it is very good. Sky however needs a serious improvement. To watch each practice, qualifying and the race live, you would need to buy around 20 (however many races) week passes from nowTV. If say you did 20x£12.99 which it currently is, that would be over £250. Still seems way too much given how terrible I think their coverage is.

I will be very annoyed if they don't do the offer which they did this year. Which was to have 9 months of sky sports for £150. That wasn't worth me getting this year as half the races were live on Channel 4. But next year, that will be decent value given it will be the only way i can watch it live. If they don't offer this, then I will assume that because they know they are exclusively live, they will charge more. That will be annoying. If Sky keep these prices this high, I may end up giving up watching races live and just watch channel 4 highlights. Sky may get more customers because of what they have done, But they will seriously reduce the number of viewers in the UK of this sport. What they have done is a total shame. And their nowTV service is bad anyway. only 720p and it buffers so badly. Amazing that freeview HD was so much better. Lets just hope that highlights on freeview continue and F1 live eventually gets back to free to air TV.


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Really hope Channel 4 will spend some time at the end of their live coverage showing you some of their team you hardly ever see. Would be nice to see who has been behind some of the work given they will no longer be live now.


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Well, next weekend is the last free to air F1 weekend that is live until after 2025. In the Uk that is What a shame. Make sure you watch it if you can! At least Channel 4 have announced they will do highlights of every race which I've very happy about. I will be able to keep recording each race and keep it on my hard drive. I do this so I know where to look if i want evidence of what has happened in each race over the last 4 years. I have every single race recorded that Channel 4 have done. And 2015 with the BBC too. I just hope Channel 4 keep the same team as it is very good. Sky however needs a serious improvement. To watch each practice, qualifying and the race live, you would need to buy around 20 (however many races) week passes from nowTV. If say you did 20x£12.99 which it currently is, that would be over £250. Still seems way too much given how terrible I think their coverage is.

I will be very annoyed if they don't do the offer which they did this year. Which was to have 9 months of sky sports for £150. That wasn't worth me getting this year as half the races were live on Channel 4. But next year, that will be decent value given it will be the only way i can watch it live. If they don't offer this, then I will assume that because they know they are exclusively live, they will charge more. That will be annoying. If Sky keep these prices this high, I may end up giving up watching races live and just watch channel 4 highlights. Sky may get more customers because of what they have done, But they will seriously reduce the number of viewers in the UK of this sport. What they have done is a total shame. And their nowTV service is bad anyway. only 720p and it buffers so badly. Amazing that freeview HD was so much better. Lets just hope that highlights on freeview continue and F1 live eventually gets back to free to air TV.


I may consider the £150 for 9 months if it's an offer again. I wish I could just watch the races live with a cheaper option though. I can cope with not watching practise or qualifying live and I'm not interested in all that goes with the sky coverage.


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TheGiantHogweed wrote:
Really hope Channel 4 will spend some time at the end of their live coverage showing you some of their team you hardly ever see. Would be nice to see who has been behind some of the work given they will no longer be live now.


This is the company and key people that produce the show for C4. Or do you mean camera operators, runners, etc?


https://www.whisperfilms.co.uk/team


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TheGiantHogweed wrote:
Really hope Channel 4 will spend some time at the end of their live coverage showing you some of their team you hardly ever see. Would be nice to see who has been behind some of the work given they will no longer be live now.


This is the company and key people that produce the show for C4. Or do you mean camera operators, runners, etc?


https://www.whisperfilms.co.uk/team

Yea, i remember jake humphrey. He was really good as a presenter. A shame you just don't see him any more. You also vertually never see Ben Edwards. Would be nice to see the main commentator of the races for the last few years.


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TheGiantHogweed wrote:
shoot999 wrote:
TheGiantHogweed wrote:
Really hope Channel 4 will spend some time at the end of their live coverage showing you some of their team you hardly ever see. Would be nice to see who has been behind some of the work given they will no longer be live now.


This is the company and key people that produce the show for C4. Or do you mean camera operators, runners, etc?


https://www.whisperfilms.co.uk/team

Yea, i remember jake humphrey. He was really good as a presenter. A shame you just don't see him any more. You also vertually never see Ben Edwards. Would be nice to see the main commentator of the races for the last few years.


He presents Premier League coverage for BT Sport now but that's fairly new I think, he's been away from F1 for a while.

EDit: it's not that new, he's been doing that since 2013.


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TheGiantHogweed wrote:
Really hope Channel 4 will spend some time at the end of their live coverage showing you some of their team you hardly ever see. Would be nice to see who has been behind some of the work given they will no longer be live now.



Maybe they read your post?



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Channel 4 haven't decided who's going to produce their Highlights show yet.

I really hope they stick with Whisper, with as much of the current presenting team as possible...

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