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STV and Group M get stuck into potholes for C5

STV and Group M get stuck into potholes for C5
Pippa Considine
21 October 2013

Channel 5 has ordered a special on Pothole Britain from STV and GroupM.

The hour-long film takes its inspiration from the fact that pay-outs from local authorities to pothole victims totalled £50million in 2012 and it’s going to take a further £12.93 billion to clear the clogged-up road maintenance backlog in the UK.

STV tells the story about the frustration surrounding the country’s ever-expanding pothole problem. It will air on Channel 5 in December 2013.

The show features ‘Mr. Pothole’ from Brackley, who has made it his mission to solve the problem, as well as Worcester’s road chief John Fraser, who stars in a music video warning people of the danger of potholes, and the crews and councils who are inundated with complaints. 

Liam Hamilton, STV executive producer said “Potholes are a blight that everyone who uses the roads are sick and tired off. Our programme looks at this huge problem and meets the people trying to solve it”

Pothole Britain is produced and directed by Nicky Taylor. It is commissioned by Emma Westcott, commissioning editor Channel 5. Executive producers for GroupM Entertainment are Abigail Adams and Tony Moulsdale.

Channel 5 commissioner for factual programming, Simon Raikes, will be speaking at the Televisual Factual Festival. To find out more, go to the Festival website.

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