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C4 orders another helping of “The Fried Chicken Shop”

UK pubcaster Channel 4 has decided to spin a three-part series out of the one-off its 'Cutting Edge' documentary The Fried Chicken Shop: Life in a Day.
April 17, 2013

UK pubcaster Channel 4 (C4) has decided to spin a three-part series out of the one-off its ‘Cutting Edge’ documentary The Fried Chicken Shop: Life in a Day.

The 3 x one-hour series (pictured above), which has a working title of The Fried Chicken Shop Series, returns to the Rooster Spot in South London, where mini-rig fixed cameras and interviews capture the stories of the staff and customers who work and frequent the shop.

Filming across three weeks, the Mentorn Media series will add a new element of following take-away customers to their homes to give more perspective on the people who eat there. Characters from the first program will return, alongside new customer stories.

The original one-off brought in 2.1 million viewers, while the online impressions were 1,700 tweets per minute.

The Fried Chicken Shop really struck a chord with the nation,” said Emma Cooper, commissioning editor at C4. “The team worked hard to make a film that felt significantly fresh and innovative for us to want to serve up more of it.”

Chicken Shop¬†really captured the imagination of viewers,” added Mentorn Media’s director of programs Hannah Wyatt. “The enthusiastic response on Twitter showed the immediate support – including John Prescott, Boy George and Lily Allen all loving it. We saw that it really was a talking point and we’re delighted that we’ll be able to offer all those fans more views from the shop and beyond.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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